Workers ratify contracts, keep farm water flowing

Central Washington farmers will continue to have a reliable flow of irrigation water, after union members ratified a series of contracts with the Columbia Basin Project this fall. More than 200 workers represented by the South Columbia Basin Trades Council ratified the separate four-year contracts in a series of votes in August and September. The … Continue reading

Machinists help grow Washington’s farm industry

District 751 Machinists play a key role in the success of two of Washington’s leading industries: aerospace and agriculture. Some 200 union members — including Machinists — maintain more than 5,000 miles of irrigation canals and reservoirs throughout the Columbia Basin Project in eastern Washington. Their efforts provide water to more than 670,000 acres where farmers grow Washington’s well-known … Continue reading

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