Holden: We need better data on aerospace incentives

OLYMPIA — Aerospace machinists support using tax incentives to help grow Washington’s aerospace industry, but the Legislature needs to act to ensure they are working as intended, the president of the largest union for Washington aerospace workers said Friday. “We need a more robust method for evaluating the success of our state’s past investment in … Continue reading

Union fun run raises $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America

EVERETT — More than 140 runners took part in Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Flight for Sight fun run, which generated more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America. The totals were just shy of last year’s all-time records. “We had a good group of runners and some great volunteers and sponsors,” said IAM 751 Women’s Committee … Continue reading

NAS Whidbey Machinists ratify first union contract

OAK HARBOR – Machinists Union members who work for Doss Aviation at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will get wage and pension benefit increases after ratifying their first union contract. The Machinists at Doss approved the three-year agreement on June 9 with an 88 percent yes vote. The contract covers roughly two dozen Doss employees … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists set 2014 charity golf tourney

REDMOND — Machinists Union District Lodge 751‘s annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament is returning to Redmond this year. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. July 20, at Willows Run Golf Course, 10402 Willows Road NE. The tournament will be a scramble format. A trophy will be awarded … Continue reading

Dog Days: Machinists team up with Pacific Raceways

KENT — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is teaming up once again with Pacific Raceways for a joint charity fundraising event. The union is selling discount $5 tickets for drag racing on Aug. 15-17 at the track, which is at 31001 144th Ave. SE in Kent. The tickets are on sale at all District 751 … Continue reading

AIM Aerospace Machinists ratify first union contract

SUMNER — Machinists Union members who work at AIM Aerospace in Sumner have won 5.6 percent average wage increases plus improved benefits with their first union contract. The workers ratified the contract with a 75 percent yes vote on Friday. “This is a good foundation you can build from,” union Business Rep Brett Coty told AIM … Continue reading

Machinists collecting food for Salvation Army pantry

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 members have launched a food drive to help the Salvation Army feed hungry people in south Seattle and White Center. “This winter, Congress cut food stamps, and it ended extended unemployment benefits,” said Business Rep Rich McCabe, who is the food drive’s focal. “That means more people are … Continue reading

Puppy Putt 12: Machinists set charity motorcycle ride

SEATTLE — The 12th annual Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride will be July 12 at locations around Puget Sound. Riders will leave between 8 and 10 a.m. on July 12 from Sound Harley-Davidson at 1612 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville and from Northwest Harley-Davidson at 8000 Freedom Lane in Lacey. The separate groups will meet … Continue reading

Aerospace Machinists plan Flight for Sight charity run

EVERETT — The 13th annual Flight for Sight fun run and walk will be June 7 at the Boeing Everett Activity Center, 6098 36th Ave. W. Registration on race day will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with racing to start at 9:30. The event includes chip-timed 5K and 10K runs over courses that are … Continue reading

Machinists plan sporting clays fundraiser for charity

PUYALLUP — Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C will hold its second-annual Sporting Clays Shoot May 3 at the Sumner Sportsmen’s Association, 15711 96th St. E. in Puyallup. The event is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, a California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who … Continue reading

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