Machinists honor veterans’ service to country, union

SEATTLE — Unions and the military share common values: looking out for each other and working together to achieve their missions, IAM 751 members who had served in the U.S. Armed Forces said. “You look out for each other, in that foxhole,” said Dwyane Johnson, who served as a helicopter door gunner in the U.S. … Continue reading

Machinists tell Congress: Support Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. — District 751 Machinists are once again fighting in Congress for a federal program that helps the Boeing Co. sell airplanes – and keeps aerospace workers employed. A delegation of IAM 751 Machinsts were in the Capitol meeting with Senators in May, as part of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers’ … 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

Unions seek accountability for aerospace tax breaks

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is pursuing legislation that would hold Washington’s aerospace companies accountable for creating middle-class jobs with the state tax incentives they received last winter. “We as a state did not agree to $8.7 billion worth of tax breaks for these companies so that they could create minimum-wage manufacturing jobs, and … Continue reading

Machinists at Boeing earn maximum incentive pay

SEATTLE — The hard work of Machinists Union members at Boeing is paying off with a 4 percent incentive payment. The Boeing Co. announced Thursday that it will make the incentive payments on Feb. 20. The 4 percent is the maximum Machinists can earn under the terms of the Aerospace Machinists Performance Plan, which was … 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

51 percent of Machinists say yes to Boeing proposal

SEATTLE — Machinists Union members have voted to accept the Boeing Co.‘s proposed eight-year contract with a 51-percent yes vote. “Our members have spoken and this is the course we’ll take,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 represents more than 30,000 hourly workers at Boeing plants in Puget Sound. Machinists … Continue reading

Wroblewski says Boeing offer ‘is still a bad deal’

SEATTLE — A Boeing Co. proposal for an eight-year contract extension contains weak assurances that Machinists Union members will build the company’s 777X airplane in Puget Sound, the union’s district president warned. That “weak promise of job security” — coupled with Boeing’s plans to destroy union retirement benefits, jack up health care costs and limit future wage … Continue reading

Washington fits Boeing RFP to a ‘T,’ says IAM 751 chief

SEATTLE – Washington state remains the Boeing Co.’s best chance for success with its upcoming 777X aircraft program, the leader of the company’s hourly workers said. “Our state has the best tax structure and business climate among the competing states, and all the facilities and infrastructure that Boeing needs,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of … Continue reading

Wroblewski clarifies events surrounding Boeing offer

SEATTLE — Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, sent the following message to his union membership this morning, regarding Boeing’s decision to break off talks aimed at securing the 777X for Washington state: Dear Brothers and Sisters Several hundred of our 30,000 members at Boeing e-mailed me overnight to ask why … Continue reading

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