Machinists collect toiletries to help Seattle homeless

SEATTLE — The Human Rights and Women’s committees at Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are teaming up to collect toiletry items for homeless people in Seattle. The two committees will collect travel-sized items – including shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant – throughout March and April. Donations will be collected at all IAM 751 union halls in … Continue reading

We’re all accountable for better union, Holden says

Each member of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 must play a part in making the organization stronger, said union President Jon Holden in his monthly report. “In our union, the work gets done by the people who show up. So if we want a better union, each of us has to take responsibility and be accountable for … Continue reading

Rescue Race: 5K run raises $30,000 for Tacoma mission

FIFE — More than 300 runners – including roughly 50 members of  Machinists Union District Lodge 751 – came out to Dacca Park in Fife on April 12 for the second annual Rescue Race: Vennie Murphy 5K. The race raised more than $30,000 for The Rescue Mission in Tacoma. “It was a great success,” said Jann … Continue reading

Machinists on a Mission to raise funds with Fife 5K

FIFE – Volunteers from Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again teaming with The Rescue Mission in Tacoma for a 5K fun run and walk to raise money for the mission. The second annual Rescue Race Vennie Murphy 5K will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Dacca Park on 54th Avenue East in … Continue reading

Tacoma honors Machinists for community service

TACOMA – The city of Tacoma has honored Machinists Union District Lodge 751 with one of its 2013 “City of Destiny” awards. “I can’t think of another group that’s more deserving,” said David Curry, the chief executive of The Rescue Mission in Tacoma. “Of course the Machinists are a very important part of our industry … Continue reading

Vennie Murphy Walkathon raises $9,000 for mission

FEDERAL WAY — The first-ever Vennie Murphy 5K Walkathon to benefit The Rescue Mission in Tacoma raised more than $9,000 for the community-service agency. The event drew more than 150 people who ran or walked at least 5 kilometers around the track at Federal Way High School on April 6. “We had live music and food, … Continue reading

Walk to honor Machinist, benefit Tacoma mission

FEDERAL WAY – Machinists Union members are joining with The Rescue Mission in Tacoma for a walkathon to benefit the mission’s community service work. Along with raising money, the first Vennie Murphy Walkathon also will honor a member of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who has been an outstanding volunteer at the Tacoma mission since … Continue reading

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