Machinists join Home Team to fight against hunger

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is teaming once again with Northwest Harvest and KING-TV to fight hunger in western Washington. The union is collecting non-perishable food items at all Puget Sound union halls as part of KING-TV’s annual Home Team Harvest food drive. Donations will be taken through Dec. 2. In addition, as … Continue reading

Machinists Council backs Jayapal for Congress

SEATTLE – The Washington Machinists Council, which represents union workers in the aerospace, manufacturing and forest products industries, today announced it is endorsing Pramila Jayapal in the Seventh Congressional District race. Prior to the primary election, the Machinists Council had made a split endorsement of both Jayapal and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw. The Council is putting … Continue reading

State Machinists Council says it’s opposed to I-732

OCEAN SHORES — The Washington Machinists Council recently voted unanimously to oppose Initiative 732, which would create a new tax on carbon emissions while cutting other taxes to make it “revenue neutral.” The Machinists Council – which represents all members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers in Washington state, including members of … Continue reading

Holden: Union’s committed to raising living standards

Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is committed to raising the standard of living of all aerospace workers, whether they are part of the union or not. “One way to do that is through unionization — helping other workers organize unions to negotiate for their own better wages and benefits,” District 751 President Jon Holden said. … Continue reading

Machinists Council rescinds endorsement of Larsen

SEATTLE — Dan Morgan, the president of the Washington Machinists Council, issued the following statement after his group revoked its endorsement for Congressman Rick Larsen’s 2014 reelection campaign. “On Dec. 13, 2013, U.S. Rep. Larsen issued a press release calling on Machinists Union leaders to ‘let their members vote on the contract offer from Boeing.’ … Continue reading

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