NAS Whidbey Machinists raise $8,800 for food banks

Note: This post has been revised to reflect updated fundraising totals. BURLINGTON – Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised more than $8,800 at their recent charity golf tournament. The tournament at Avalon Golf Links attracted 48 golfers and raised $8,854, which was a fund-raising record for the fourth-annual tournament. … Continue reading

Machinists at NAS Whidbey ratify four-year agreement

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work as civilian contractors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have won wage and pension increases with a new collective bargaining agreement. The workers ratified a four-year agreement with URS Corp. on July 24 with a 98-percent “Yes” vote. The agreement covers about 140 Machinists at URS who … Continue reading

Union wins settlement in fight with JBLM contractor

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — More than 200 current and former IAM 751 Machinists will share in a $165,000 settlement that has ended a legal fight with their former employer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. “We got what we were owed,” said union steward Richard Moe. “To URS, it’s a pittance. To us it means something. We … Continue reading

Machinists picket Hytek after winning NLRB ruling

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KENT –Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 engaged in some pre-Christmas picketing as a show of solidarity with their fellow union members working at Hytek Finishes. “We’re here to send a message to our union brothers and sisters — and especially to Hytek management,” said Ron Coen, the president of Local Lodge 751-C. “We’re … Continue reading

JBLM mechanics vote to join Machinists Union

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Mechanics who maintain military vehicles and related equipment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have voted by a nearly 4-to-1 margin to join the Machinists Union. The group includes heavy-duty vehicle mechanics, leads and supply technicians who work for defense contractor URS Federal Services at the base. Nearly 80 percent of those voting on … Continue reading

Wroblewski: Boeing vote looks even better now

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The Boeing Co.’s recent surge of orders for the 737 MAX is validating the vote by Machinists Union members to extend their contract with the company for four more years, the union’s district president said. “We know now — as certain as anything can be in this world — that we’ll be building 737 MAXs … Continue reading

Machinists at JBLM ratify first union contract

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — A group of Machinists Union members who work for a civilian contractor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has approved its first union contract. As a result of their vote for the contract, the employees of URS Corp. are in line to receive their first pay raises in the past three years. The … Continue reading

Machinists at JBLM to vote on three-year contract

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members who work for a defense contractor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will vote on a proposed contract Thursday. The union announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with URS Corp. The deal “shows improvements in all areas identified as important by you,” the Machinists … Continue reading

Machinists with JBLM contractor sanction strike

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Machinists Union members who work for URS Corp. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have overwhelmingly approved a strike sanction vote. The strike sanction was approved with a 95-percent “yes” vote, the union said. The vote does not mean that a strike is imminent. However, it does show that the union’s membership is … Continue reading

Boeing gives quality award to Everett 787 Machinists

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A group of 30 Machinists Union members who build 787s in Everett has been honored by the Boeing Co. with a new companywide award for outstanding quality and innovation. The team – which calls itself The Incredible B-Deck Bombers – was presented with Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ first-ever Excellence in Quality Award. Tom Wroblewski, the president … Continue reading

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