Spokane-area Machinists improve pay and benefits

SPOKANE — Members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 working for three different Spokane-area employers have won significant wage increases in recent months, while maintaining health and retirement benefits. Machinists working at a fourth employer were able to add a 401(k) benefit as well. “Our members are hard-working and highly skilled specialists in high-demand fields,” … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists ratify deals to keep buses rolling

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members who work at two companies maintaining Spokane-area buses have ratified new contracts this fall. Six Machinists at Durham School Services ratified a two-year contract, while the five Machinists working for First Transit ratified a three-and-a-half-year deal. The Machinists at Durham maintain Spokane School District buses, while the First Transit Machinists … Continue reading

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