IAM: Obama’s focus on manufacturing is working

SEATTLE — Washington has a chance to be an economic leader in the 21st century, but only with forward-thinking political leadership at the federal and state levels, said the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. “We have those kinds of leaders in President Obama and Jay Inslee,” union president Tom Wroblewski said. Wroblewski was … Continue reading

Machinists’ skill and experience make 777 better

Machinists Union members deserve a lot of the credit for making Boeing’s 777 one of the best-selling widebody jets in commercial aviation history, the union’s district president in Seattle said. Those same union workers are also taking steps to ensure the success – and profitability – of the program for years to come, said Tom … Continue reading

Obama: Boeing & workers example for America

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. and its workers are an example of how America can compete and win in a global economy, President Obama said in a speech Feb. 17 inside the company’s Everett factory. “American workers have never been more productive,” the President said. “Companies like Boeing are finding out that even when we … Continue reading

Union volunteers build 300th wheelchair ramp

TUKWILA – A Seattle-are veteran who served his country in Vietnam was the recipient of another kind of service recently when volunteers from the Machinists Union built a wheelchair ramp to help him get in and out of his Tukwila home. The ramp represented a major milestone for both Dan Olson, the veteran who got … Continue reading

White House honors Machinists for service

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and eight of its individual members have been honored by the White House for outstanding community service in 2010. The union was awarded a gold-level President’s Volunteer Service Award for the community service work done by members of its Machinists Volunteer Program. As a group, 684 volunteers from … Continue reading

White House honors District 751 volunteers

Machinists District Lodge 751 has been honored by the White House for its community service efforts. The District was recently presented with a gold-level Presidential Service Award for volunteer work it sponsored in 2009. The award is given by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to groups that can certify that its members … Continue reading

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