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

White House honors union’s top community volunteers

SEATTLE — Six members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 have been honored with the White House‘s top award for volunteer service. Brenda Brammer, George Braun, Rob Curran, Tom Lindberg, Chris Louie and Hazel Powers were presented with gold-level President’s Volunteer Service Awards at the July 8 meeting of the IAM 751 District Council. The … Continue reading

IAM 751 honors retired Machinist for volunteer work

RENTON — A retired Machinists Union member from Skyway has been honored for his volunteer community service. Jim Hutchins, 72, received the 2014 Bill Johnson True Trade Unionist Award for his work with the Machinists Volunteer Program at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. The award is given annually to a volunteer who gives freely of his … Continue reading

Holden: Union’s committed to raising living standards

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Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is committed to raising the standard of living of all aerospace workers, whether they are part of the union or not. “One way to do that is through unionization — helping other workers organize unions to negotiate for their own better wages and benefits,” District 751 President Jon Holden said. … Continue reading

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