Union: We were willing to give labor peace

SEATTLE – Talks between the Boeing Co. and Machinists Union District Lodge 751 have ended after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on a proposed contract extension that would have guaranteed the 777X would be built in Washington state. “Our members want to build the 777X, and we believe Boeing’s best chance for … Continue reading

Machinists present Boeing with offer to secure 777X

SEATTLE — Machinists Union representatives have presented the Boeing Co. with a preliminary proposal for a contract that would secure 777X wing fabrication and final assembly work for Puget Sound. The union is not disclosing any of the terms of its Wednesday offer. “We tried to craft a proposal that would meet the needs of … Continue reading

IAM 751 and Boeing leaders meet again, talk 777X

SEATTLE — Senior representatives from Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and Boeing Commercial Airplanes will meet again today. This second meeting follows Tuesday’s feedback session, which was the first meeting between the union and the company since Nov. 13, when union members voted to  reject the Boeing Co.’s proposed eight-year contract offer. The goal of today’s … Continue reading

Union and Boeing leaders hold ‘feedback session’

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski and union business representatives met Tuesday afternoon with Ray Conner, the president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and several members of his leadership team. It was the first meeting between Boeing executives and District 751 leadership since Nov. 13, when Machinists voted … Continue reading

Machinists vote to reject Boeing proposal

SEATTLE — Sixty-seven percent of the members of International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodges 751 in Seattle and W-24 in Portland, Ore., voted Nov. 13 to reject the Boeing Co.’s offer of an eight-year contract extension that would have expired in 2024. IAM District 751 Directing Business Representative Tom Wroblewski issued the … Continue reading

Machinists to vote on Boeing 777X proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District Lodge 751 and District Lodge W-24 will vote on a proposal from the Boeing Co. that, if approved, would guarantee the Boeing 777X wings and fuselage will be built by IAM members in the Puget Sound. In exchange for the 777X guarantee, Boeing proposes a new … Continue reading

Wroblewski: We are ‘only logical choice’ for 777-X

Major milestones achieved by Machinists Union members in August show once again why Puget Sound is the only logical place for the Boeing Co. to locate its 777-X program, the union’s president said. Boeing “can’t afford another setback like we’ve seen with the 787,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. … Continue reading

‘We’ve never been better,’ Machinists at Boeing say

EVERETT — The skill level of District 751 Machinists has never been higher and that’s a major reason why the Boeing Co. would be smart to fabricate and assemble its new 777-X jet in Washington state. That’s the message a group of union members delivered in August to consultants with the Revel Consulting, who as … Continue reading

Unions more relevant than ever, says IAM 751 chief

Unions have never been more relevant than they are today, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 said in a recent message to members of the union for aerospace Machinists. “This union brings value to its members and the companies they work for and the communities they live in,” said District 751 President Tom … Continue reading

Machinists prove they’re world’s best aero techs

SEATTLE — A team of flight line mechanics who work at the Boeing Co. has proven again that District 751 Machinists are the best in the world at what they do. The team won its category at the AMTSociety‘s sixth annual Maintenance Skills Competition, which was held March 13-15 in Las Vegas. In addition, one … Continue reading

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