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

Machinists ratify 22 contracts, show strength

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 successfully negotiated contracts with 22 employers in 2010, without a single workday lost to strikes. That track record shows the power of union solidary, District 751 President Tom Wroblewski said. “We had a lot of good contract wins in 2010, including the ground-breaking contract with Triumph Composites in … Continue reading

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