Retired Machinist honored for lifetime of service

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SEATTLE – A retired Machinists Union member has received a lifetime achievement award from the White House, honoring his long dedication to community service. George Braun of SeaTac received a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his service through the Machinists Volunteer Program, which is the community-service arm of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The awards … Continue reading

Machinists and Lions Club team up to collect glasses

SEATTLE — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are joining with the Bonney Lake Lions Club this summer to collect used eyeglasses for people in need. Collection boxes are being placed at all IAM 751 union halls in Puget Sound. The drive will run from June through September. The collected glasses will be cleaned … Continue reading

Kent Machinist honored for service to union, community

KENT — A Kent man was honored recently by Machinists Union District Lodge 751 for his service to the union and the community. Robley Evans was this year’s winner of the union’s Bill Johnson True Trade Unionist Award, which is given annually to an IAM 751 volunteer who gives freely of his or her own … 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

Union gives 15,000 diapers for children at shelters

SEATTLE  – IAM 751 Machinists have donated 15,105 diapers and 2,900 baby wipes to two King County shelters that host women escaping from domestic violence. “We’re making a difference, one tushy at a time,” quipped Rob Curran, the chairman of the Machinists Volunteer Program at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The MVP committee coordinated the … Continue reading

IAM 751 collecting diapers for children in shelters

SEATTLE — IAM 751 Machinists are collecting diapers to support women with young children while they’re living at two King County women’s shelters. The union will collect diapers – newborn through Size 5 – as well as pull-ups at all Machinists Union District Lodge 751 union halls in Puget Sound through Feb. 13. IAM 751’s local … Continue reading

Holden: New year brings signs of renewed union

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Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is showing signs of renewed strength after one of the most-difficult years in its history, the union’s president said. “The Jan. 3 (2014) vote that resulted in the loss of our pensions, in exchange for Boeing’s promise that we’d get to build the 777X, bitterly divided our union,” said IAM … Continue reading

New ‘Incredibles’ remake Renton, break 737 records

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RENTON — Much like “The Incredibles” of the 1960s — men and women who built the first 747s while simultaneously building a massive airplane factory around them — a new generation of IAM 751 Machinists at Boeing is reconfiguring the company’s Renton factory and installing massive new tooling, while also assembling and delivering airliners at … Continue reading

Santa Claus is coming, thanks to union volunteers

TACOMA — They’re a little too tall to be elves, but a group of IAM 751 volunteers puts in a lot of time in a toy workshop year-round, making sure that underprivileged Pierce County children will get a visit from Santa this Christmas. The members of the union’s Machinists Volunteer Program do it by volunteering … Continue reading

Machinists join Hometeam to fight against hunger

SEATTLE — Volunteers with Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again preparing to do their part in the fight against hunger. Members of the Machinists Volunteer Program — the community-service arm of the union — are set to begin collecting donations of food and cash for KING-TV‘s annual Hometeam Harvest food drive to benefit the Northwest Harvest food bank. In addition, as many as … Continue reading

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