Union News

This page features news from the local, district, and the IAM, as well as other union news and industry updates. To submit a story idea or event information, contact the Web Steward at communicator@iamw24.org.
Boeing Was Leaning Against Building 777X in State: Union Chief
Bradken Negotiations News
Tania Finlayson's "Oregon Dash for Puppy Cash"
Hunter or Fisherman? Join Union Sportsmen's Alliance

Boeing Was Leaning Against Building 777X in State: Union Chief

Steve Wilhelm, Puget Sound Business Journal, February 12, 2014

Machinists International President Tom Buffenbarger thought members of Seattle-based District Lodge 751 would not approve the recent contract extension with Boeing, when they voted Jan. 3.

He also said he was convinced that at the time of the vote, Washington state was not on Boeing's final list of sites for the 777X.

Buffenbarger, 63, had several other surprising things to say in a unexpected interview Wednesday including that the tiny grassroots “Give us a voice” movement may have tipped the election, and that the company might have moved Air Force tanker production from Everett to Long Beach, Calif., had the union contract extension been nixed.

To read the full article, click here.

Bradken Negotiations Updates

Ever since Bradken Engineered Products in Chehalis voted to join District W24, the parent company has stalled negotiations and appears to be unwilling to bargain in good faith with the employees' representative union, the IAM. We will attempt to keep links updated to information regarding negotiations, events and other support from the community at large on this page and Facebook.

Meeting Notices

Crew Meeting 4/25/13

Crew Meeting 11/23/13

Letter to Crew 3/3/14

Updates

Negotiation Update #1

Negotiation Update #2

Negotiation Update #3

Negotiation Update #4

Negotiation Update #5

Negotiation Update #6

Negotiation Update #7

Negotiation Update #8

Negotiation Update #9

Negotiation Update #10

Negotiation Update #11

Negotiation Update #12

Negotiation Update #13

Negotiation Update #14

Negotiation Update #15

Negotiation Update #16

Negotiation Update #17

Negotiation Update #18

Negotiation Update #19

Negotiation Update #20

Employee Petition to Bradken - Cover Letter

Tentative Agreements

Tentative Agreements to Date as of 4/25/13

In the News

The Stand Article

Community Support

Resolution from Thurston Lewis Mason Counties Central Labor Council

Support Message from Puget Sound Retirees

Darren Mills Message of Support

AFSCME Support Message

WSLC Support Letter 9/3/13

AFSCME Letter from Local 3758

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Tania Finlayson Rides 300 Miles from Seattle to Portland to Raise Money for Guide Dogs of America in "Oregon Dash for Puppy Cash"

Tania Finlayson, her husband (an IAM District 751 member), son and other family members and supporters traveled the 300 mile distance from Seattle to Portland in an effort to raise money for Guide Dogs of America. Finlayson began her journey by wheelchair at the District 751 "Flight for Sight" event on June 8, ending at the District W24 union hall at 4:00 pm June 12. Her goal is to raise $40,000 and fundraising efforts are still ongoing. Her story is available online in the "Aero Mechanic" newsletter here.

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Hunter or Fisherman? Join Union Sportsmen's Alliance

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is a one-of-a-kind hunting, fishing and conservation organization dedicated to Union members, retirees and their families. Whether it's fins, feathers or fur that get your heart pumping, the USA will make your outdoor experience more enjoyable with exclusive discounts on outdoor gear, the latest hunting and fishing news and tips, chances to win fantastic prizes and trips, the opportunity to participate in shooting events and conservation projects and a wide range of outdoor services.

USA Member Benefits:

• 4 Issues per year of The Union Sportsmen's Journal

• 1-Year MyTopo.com online mapping subscription

• Monthly e-newsletter with tips and special offers

• Money-saving discounts on outdoor gear and services

• Chances to win fantastic prizes and trips all year

• Personalized USA membership card (electronic)

• Access to "Members-Only" section of the USA website

• Opportunity to participate in USA’s Boots on the Ground conservation projects

Be part of this community of Union sportsmen and women who share a common passion for hunting, fishing, shooting and the preserving of the great outdoors. You are Union. You are Sportsman. You Belong! Click here to join.

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