Machinists at JBLM get better pay and benefits

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work for L-3 Communications at Joint Base Lewis McChord have unanimously ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The workers are instructors who train U.S. Air Force C-17 pilots and loadmasters. Under the agreement, they will receive: 3 percent wage increases in 2015, … Continue reading

Machinists at NAS Whidbey plan charity golf tourney

OAK HARBOR — Machinists Union members who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will host their second charity golf tournament in August. The four-man scramble tournament will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Aug. 23 at the Navy Gallery Golf Course, 3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor. The cost is $85 per … Continue reading

IAM golf tournament raises $3,500 for Whidbey charity

OAK HARBOR — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station raised more than $3,500 with a charity golf tournament. The event was held Aug. 24 at the Navy Gallery Golf Course and attracted 56 golfers. All the proceeds went to North Whidbey Help House, a community-based food … Continue reading

Dicks: ‘I hope EADS comes to its senses’

EADS should do the smart thing and not place a bid for the U.S. Air Force’s tanker contract, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said at a Seattle fundraising breakfast. The oversized, French-built tanker would be too expensive to buy and too costly to operate, said Dicks. Given that, it would be a waste of EADS’ money … Continue reading

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