Union joins peanut butter drives to aid food banks

Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will once again compete this year to see which group can help ease hunger for the most people District 751 is taking part in two annual peanut butter drives sponsored by the central labor councils in Pierce and Snohomish counties. The drives start this month, and will continue … Continue reading

Peanut butter drive: Union plans to spread the love

SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will once again compete this year to see which group can help ease hunger for the most people The union will take part in two annual peanut butter drives sponsored by the central labor councils in Pierce and Snohomish counties. The drives start this month, and … Continue reading

Unions spread the love with peanut butter for kids

EVERETT — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Snohomish County collected nearly 1,400 pounds of peanut butter during the recent Snohomish County Central Labor Council peanut butter drive. In addition, Machinists in south King and Pierce counties collected 280 jars of peanut butter, weighing an estimated 415 pounds, which has been given to … Continue reading

Holden: Union’s committed to raising living standards

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

Pierce County unions collect 4 tons of peanut butter

TACOMA – Labor unions in Pierce County collected more than 4 tons of peanut butter this spring for hungry families countywide. The fourth-annual peanut butter drive, which is held in conjunction with the national Letter Carriers Food Drive in May, brought in 5,510 jars, said Patty Rose, the secretary-treasurer of the Pierce County Central Labor … Continue reading

Union peanut butter drive to feed Pierce County kids

TACOMA — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again collecting peanut butter to help feed hungry people in Pierce County, as part of the Pierce County Central Labor Council’s annual peanut butter drive. Last year’s drive collected slightly more than 4 tons of peanut butter, which was donated to the Emergency Food … Continue reading

Machinists join other unions to collect peanut butter

TACOMA — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again collecting peanut butter to help feed hungry people in Pierce County. The Pierce County Central Labor Council kicked off its annual peanut butter drive in January, with support from District 751 and other labor unions. Last year’s drive collected nearly 2 tons of … Continue reading

Council honors Machinist for community service

TACOMA — Machinist Union member Rob Curran has been honored by the Pierce County Central Labor Council with its top award for community service. Council President Vance Lelli recently presented Curran with the group’s George Ginnis Memorial Community Service Award. The award is given in the name of Ginnis, a long-time Tacoma longshoreman who was a … Continue reading

Union members donate 2 tons of peanut butter

TACOMA – Hungry Pierce County residents – particularly PB&J-loving children – will eat a little bit better this summer thanks to the efforts of local union members. The Pierce County Central Labor Council recently donated nearly 2 tons of peanut butter to the Emergency Food Network in Pierce County, all of it collected by members … Continue reading

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