Spokane Valley Machinists approve labor agreement

SPOKANE VALLEY – Machinists Union members who work at ASC Machine Tools will get raises and improved retirement benefits, thanks to their new union contract. The workers, who are members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86, approved the agreement with an 65 percent yes vote on Dec. 27. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Machinists … Continue reading

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

Union urges strike vote at Triumph Composites

SPOKANE – A major aerospace industry supplier could face a work stoppage next week as Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composites Systems prepare to vote on a contract offer. More than 400 union members, who work at the plant on Spokane’s West Plains, will vote on the company’s proposed three-year deal between 7 … Continue reading

Machinists at Triumph approve strike sanction vote

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members who work at Triumph Composites in Spokane overwhelmingly say they are ready to strike, if that’s what it takes to win a fair contract from their employer. Union members at Triumph voted 98.7 percent yes in a strike sanction vote on March 25. The vote does not necessarily mean a … Continue reading

Fairchild AFB Machinists win raises, pension benefit

SPOKANE — Machinists Union members who work for defense contractor Delaware Resources Group have ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that includes a new pension benefit. The agreement covers DRG’s civilian workers at Fairchild Air Force Base and five other sites nationwide. At Fairchild, the agreement will cover 15 DRG pilot instructors and flight … Continue reading

Union members have blast raising $6,500 for charity

SPOKANE VALLEY — Members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 raised more than $6,500 with their second-annual trap shoot. More than 80 shooters came out for the event, which was held Aug. 22 at the Spokane Gun Club at Greenacres. John Cushman won the trophy for high overall score with 99 out of 100. Diana … Continue reading

Eastern Wash. Machinsts raise $8,761 for charity

RICHLAND — Machinists Union members in Eastern Washington raised a record $8,761 for Guide Dogs of America with their annual charity raffle earlier this summer. This year’s total was roughly $3,000 more than previous record, set in 2014 by activists in Machinists Union Local Lodges 86, 1123 and 1951. “It’s a group effort,” said Ken … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists plan 2015 charity trap shoot

GREENACRES — Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 will hold its third annual charity trap shoot this summer. The event will start with registration at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Spokane Gun Club, 19615 E. Sprague Ave., Greenacres. Shooting will begin at 10 a.m. Registration costs $70 per shooter, which covers targets, lunch, trophies and prizes. … Continue reading

Spokane Machinists build wheelchair ramp for teen

SPOKANE VALLEY — Members of Machinists Union Local Lodge 86 in Spokane have built their first wheelchair ramp, spreading a proud tradition started by Machinists Union volunteers in Seattle nearly 20 years ago. “The ramp turned out beautiful,” said President Robley Evans, the president of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-F, who was one of the … Continue reading

Eastern Wash. Machinists raise $5,725 for Guide Dogs

SPOKANE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 from across Eastern Washington raised $5,725 for charity with a recent prize drawing. “We’d like to think everyone who donated prizes for the drawing, especially Ranch & Home, which provided the $1,000 gift certificate that was our grand prize,” said Steve Warren, who is IAM 751’s business … Continue reading

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