Union supports call for tanker investigation

EVERETT — Machinists Union officials say they strongly support U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s call for hearings into the mismanagement of U.S. Air Force tanker bidding data. “Thank you Senator Cantwell for standing up and being a voice on this,” said Jim Bearden, the administrative assistant at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. Bearden called the mix-up — … Continue reading

Contractors at NAS Whidbey vote to join union

OAK HARBOR — Some 220 civilian workers at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island have voted to join the Machinists Union. The workers are employed by defense contractor URS to perform maintenance on U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowlers and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jets. Some 82 percent of them voted to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751 … Continue reading

Union: Boeing’s ‘spinning the truth’ on health care

SEATTLE — The Boeing Co. is trying to mislead its unionized employees over the potential for increased future health care costs, the president of Machinists District Lodge 751 said. “It’s flat-out wrong for anyone to assume that Boeing will ram huge health care increases down our throats in 2012,” Tom Wroblewski, the union’s district president, … Continue reading

Machinists: Boeing expansion is welcome news

SEATTLE — Machinists District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski welcomed today’s report that Boeing plans to bring new work to Puget Sound. “We are glad to see Boeing investing in Puget Sound — especially after years of moving work from Puget Sound to outside suppliers,” the union president said. The Seattle Times reported Friday that … Continue reading

Machinists: Murray works for this Washington

Leaders of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers praised incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray for her work on behalf of Washington’s working families, and called on union members to support her in her re-election campaign. “Our candidates bring one word to the campaign — jobs,” said IAM&AW International President Tom Buffenbarger. ” We’ve got … Continue reading

Union: Chicago could learn from Boeing’s history

If  Boeing Co. management in Chicago is serious about fixing its failed corporate culture, executives could start by studying the history of their own company, the leader of the Machinists Union’s District Lodge in Seattle said. For most of Boeing’s history, managers and employee unions worked together for the benefit of both, said District 751 President Tom Wroblewski. “It’s … Continue reading

Machinists ratify contract with BAE Systems

EVERETT – Machinists District Lodge 751 members working for BAE Systems in Everett have unanimously ratified a new three-year agreement with the aerospace supplier. “Our members do a great job for BAE and this contract recognizes that,” said Tom Wroblewski, the District 751 president. “There’s a lot of work to be done over the next … Continue reading

Machinists pitch in to raise $2,500 for charity

MAPLE VALLEY — More than 50 Machinists Union members and their families and friends pitched in on Aug. 14 to raise more than $2,500 at the Local 751-E Shoes for Puppies Horseshoe Tournament. Machinists Local Lodge 751-E sponsors the annual tournament at the South Seattle Saddle Club. All proceeds go to Guide Dogs of America, … Continue reading

Machinists’ car show raises $15,000 for charity

EVERETT – The combination of hot cars, warm sun, a new location and a rockin’ band helped drive Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-A’s annual car show to a new level, organizers said. Organizers of the Sixth Annual Bill Baker Steel & Wheels Supershow had set a goal of raising $15,000 at this year’s show, and … Continue reading

District 751 launches YouTube video channel

Machinists District Lodge 751 has launched a new YouTube channel with videos that show Machinists making a difference in their communities. The new site — http://www.youtube.com/iambuildingcommunity — features videos of members of the Machinists Volunteer Program working on their community service projects and videos from District 751’s fundraising efforts on behalf of Guide Dogs of … Continue reading

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