Machinists accept offer, ending lockout at Triumph

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SPOKANE – Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composite Systems have accepted the company’s offer on a four-year contract and will return to work on Monday. Union members voted by 82 percent to accept the offer, which ends a lockout at the aerospace parts factory that was going into its sixth week. “We are … Continue reading

Machinists reach tentative agreement with Triumph

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SPOKANE – Negotiators from the Machinists Union and Triumph Composite Systems have reached a tentative agreement that could end the five-week-long labor dispute at the aerospace manufacturing plant. Union members who work at the plant will vote on the proposed four-year agreement on Wednesday. The two sides came to the tentative agreement after three days … Continue reading

Support Triumph workers by texting to donate

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 has created a text-to-donate site that will allow union members and people in the community to support Machinists Union members who have been locked out at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane. To donate, simply text “STRIKE” to 91999, or click on this link. All contributions will be used … Continue reading

IAM 751 updates on lockout at Triumph Composites

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SPOKANE – Machinists Union District Lodge 751 issued the following update Wednesday as the labor dispute at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane concluded its third week: There have been no talks between the union and the company since May 9. On that date, union members voted by 94 percent to reject the company’s “last and … Continue reading

IAM leaders join Machinists on picket line at Triumph

SPOKANE — Leaders of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers today marched in solidarity with Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 members in Spokane, who are in the second week of a lockout at Triumph Composite Systems. IAM International President Bob Martinez and Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen also met with local union … Continue reading

Spokane community backs Machinists on picket lines

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members locked out at Triumph Composite Systems are gaining support from union workers and community advocates from across Washington state and the nation. On Wednesday, the first day of the lock out, Teamsters Union Joint Council 28 instructed its members to honor the picket lines at the Triumph plant on Flint … Continue reading

Machinists out on picket line at Triumph Composites

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SPOKANE – Machinists Union members have begun picketing against Triumph Composite Systems. Workers were locked out by management prior to the expiration of their collective bargaining agreement. A strike had been expected to start at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. The 403 union workers are united in their determination to reverse Triumph pay and benefit … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists vote to strike against Triumph

SPOKANE – Some 400 Machinists Union members have voted to authorize a strike against Triumph Composite Systems starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. On Monday, 94 percent of union members voted to reject the company’s three-year contract offer, and 93 percent also voted to authorize a strike. The potential strike would be in large part a … Continue reading

Union urges strike vote at Triumph Composites

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SPOKANE – A major aerospace industry supplier could face a work stoppage next week as Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composites Systems prepare to vote on a contract offer. More than 400 union members, who work at the plant on Spokane’s West Plains, will vote on the company’s proposed three-year deal between 7 … Continue reading

Machinists say they’re united for talks at Triumph

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members who work for Triumph Composites in Spokane say they’re united and strong as contract talks with their employer enter their second week. “The members have stepped up beside the IAM leadership and are looking for a fair and reasonable contact proposal addressing their issues,” said Rick Olson, who works at … Continue reading

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