Union at Boeing stands up for safety and airplane quality

What happens when you work for a mighty company producing an iconic and vital product used globally, and you see that product start falling apart when used? As an employee and as a union member, do you have a say? Can you make a change in the corporate culture to ensure that your product is as great as it used to be?

That’s the question for the 32,000 members of IAM District 751, who work at Boeing. And it is likely a question many IAM members have faced at one time or another working for companies, large and small, that start veering from their mission.

“What happens at Boeing has ripple effects across the entire industry,” says District 190 Directing Business Rep Don Crosatto. “Two of our larger employers, Henkel in Pittsburg and Applied Aerospace in Stockton are both Boeing subcontractors. District 751’s fight in Washington is our fight as well.”

The Machinists Institute expands across the West Coast

The Machinists Institute (MI) is a nonprofit, created by the International Association of Machinists District 751 in 2019 to fill a vital role for IAM members, employers, community partners, and other critical stakeholders in the aerospace, manufacturing, and automotive/transportation machinist industries. Initially established in Washington State, the MI has expanded its operations throughout the Western U.S. and continues to grow as an influential national leader providing world-class education and High Road Apprenticeship and training opportunities. MI has already established roots in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and is now moving into California.

Official Notice of Nomination and Election of Delegates to the Grand Lodge Convention

At the regular monthly meeting of each Local Lodge in the month of April a nomination of delegates and alternate delegates to the 41st Grand Lodge Convention shall be held. Election of delegates and alternates will be held at the May meetings.


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$433 million

The amount employers spend per year on “union-avoidance” consultants, who receive a minimum of $350 per hour to defeat union organizing efforts.

Source: Economic Policy Institute, 2023

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