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2015 Guide Dogs Golf Tournament a Success - Photos available to view.
Thanks to all who participated and volunteered to make the 2015 Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament a success on July 19.
You can view and download 2015 golf tournament photos at:
From Machinists 751
Click on albums (middle button to the right of Photostream)
Then click, 2015 Golf Tourney Photos
Click on the photo of your choice, then hit arrow in lower right corner to download
Machinists Respond to McNerney's Threat: "The only Boeing job that should leave this country is his"
July 29: Machinists District 751 President Jon Holden issued the following statement in response to Jim McNerney’s threat today that Boeing was actively considering moving “key pieces” of its operations to other countries because Congress has not reauthorized the Ex-Im Bank’s charter, which expired on June 30"
"While we share his frustration with Congress and its failure to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, we are tired of Jim McNerney and his constant threats to take away our livelihoods and destroy our communities.
At District 751, we support the work of the Export-Import Bank. It is an important source of financing for some of the airlines that purchase the products that our members build. Any politician who is fighting reauthorization of the bank is working to destroy something that provides a win-win-win for America¹s economy, working people and taxpayers.
But for Jim McNerney to continue to threaten to take our jobs away is unacceptable. Our workers in Puget Sound generate billions of dollars in revenue for Boeing, and our state’s citizens are committed to providing $8.7 billion in tax relief that will also boost Boeing’s bottom line. Our members also have lobbied steadfastly for years in support of the Ex-Im Bank. And for that, all we get in return are more threats.
This is one more example of how Jim McNerney operated during his years as Boeing’s CEO -- threatening the livelihood of his employees and jeopardizing the communities they live in in order to get what he wants. Enough is enough. It is time for him to go. The only Boeing job that should leave this country is his.
This unfortunate episode also shows why we wanted the Washington Legislature to act on proposed Aerospace Tax Incentive Accountability legislation during the past session. So long as our state has no performance standards for aerospace companies that take a share of America’s richest tax breaks, our state’s economy will be subject to being held hostage and used as a bargaining chip whenever aerospace industry executives get in a fight with their opponents in Congress."
Lester Mullen Elected District 751 Vice President
Thanks to all the members and retirees who took the time to vote on July 22 in the District 751 Vice President election. Lester Mullen was elected as our Vice President. Below are the vote tallies:
Lester Mullen 808
Clifford Goetsch 191
John Carter 68
Charles Fromong 64
Joseph Smith 36
Keith Elliott 32
July 2015 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online
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Boeing Will Pay High Price For McNerney's Mistake Of Treating Aviation Like It Was Any Other Industry
Yesterday’s announcement that Jim McNerney was retiring as Boeing BA -0.04% CEO wasn’t a major surprise – everyone knew he’d leave within a year or so – but it was rather abrupt and the timing was unexpected. He probably jumped, but there are certainly reasons to believe that he may have been nudged along in his move.
Under McNerney, Boeing’s stock price did very well. Cash flow was generally strong, and investors like short-term metrics like these. But he also leaves behind a toxic legacy that future leadership will need to deal with. Read Full Story here.
June 2015 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online
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2015 of the Aero
UNION THANKS CONGRESSMEN FOR DERAILING FAST TRACK
SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 thanks Washington state Congressmen Denny Heck, Jim McDermott and Adam Smith for the key role they played in derailing fast-track authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took action that blocked a move to grant the White House trade promotion authority — the power to negotiate trade deals that cannot be amended or filibustered by Congress. Read more.
Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement opposing Trade Promotion Authority:
“Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), as they are currently being discussed, do not do enough to protect workers and the environment at home and abroad.
“The biggest problem facing our economy is a vanishing middle class. Corporations are incentivized to value customers, shareholders, and executives over their workers resulting in less take home pay and benefits. This is evidenced by the bottom 90 percent of Americans owning just 23 percent of total U.S. wealth. TPA and TPP are far from the only or even largest contributors, but they provide the wrong incentives allowing corporations to grow and benefit from undervaluing workers both here and abroad. Read More.
Free tickets to United Way Celebrity Softball Game – Saturday, June 27
Safeco Field. Doors open at 2 p.m.; game starts at 3 p.m.
Tickets available at all Union halls and Local Lodge meetings
On June 27, Jay Buhner and Dan Wilson are headed back to Safeco Field, along with other celebrities, including District 751 President Jon Holden. It’s United Way’s All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the game starts at 3 p.m.
District 751 is helping to sponsor the event and wants you to have a chance to see it for free. As one of the sponsors, District 751 has free tickets available at the union offices. Simply stop by the hall, give your BEMSID and pick up your tickets (while supplies last) for a day of fun at Safeco Field.
Coming together for this fun, family event helps our community’s youth take back their future. The money raised supports programs that help young people living on the street get a stable home, complete their education and work toward a successful career.
Flight For Sight Fun Run Was Last Saturday June 6th, 2015
Economic Factors Result in Zero COLA effective June 5, 2015
Calculations for the June 5, 2015 quarterly cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) resulted in a
positive 5 cents based on the months of February, March and April 2015. However, since the last annual Sept. COLA fold-in, accumulated COLA was at a minus 29 cents (Dec. -.05 & March -.24). This positive COLA brings cumulative COLA to a negative 24 cents. Therefore, there is no change in base rates.
COLA is generated quarterly under the IAM contract and is based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index.
Election for District Vice President – Wed. July 22 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To the fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of District Vice President, District 751 will hold an election on Wednesday, July 22 from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following Union offices:
Auburn Hall: 201 A Street SW
Everett Hall: 8729 Airport Rd.
Renton Hall: 233 Burnett Ave. N.
Seattle Hall: 9135 15th Pl S
Frederickson: Pierce County Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Rd. Puyallup
Richland: 1305 Knight
Spokane Hall: 4226 E Mission St.
Wenatchee: 180 Rock Island Rd, E. Wenatchee
Absentee Ballots: An Absentee Ballot will be furnished upon written request to the District Secretary-Treasurer or click here to download. Forms are also available at all halls, in June AeroMechanic newspaper. Such request for absentee ballot must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 13, 2015 . Members must qualify under the provisions of the IAM Constitution.Source: www.iam751.org