Rescue Race

Local C
Clay Shoot

Fun Run






April 2014 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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2014 Conference - University of Washington, Seattle
Friday, April 25: Working Democracy: Labor and Politics in an Era of Inequality

1:00pm-9:00pm. Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 250, UW Seattle. FREE.

Panels to include:

  •     Beyond the Minimum Wage: What Can Government Do?
  •     Building Alliances Across Movements
  •     Redefining Worker Power
  •     Precarious Employment: Inequality and Workplace Disempowerment
  •     Giving Workers Voice: The Politics of Combating Inequality


Elections for IAM International President & Executive Council to be held in April. Plan to VOTE!

This is an important time in our Union’s history. You, as Machinists Union members, have the chance to choose the top IAM International Officers during the month of April. I wanted to remind each of you to vote on your local lodge’s first meeting date this month (see schedule below). Don’t sit by and have a decision made without your input. Look at all the information available from all the candidates and make the best decision for all our members.

If you have any questions about which local lodge you belong to, click here to look up your local by your job number at Boeing.

Your vote counts, and your vote matters. Please take the time to vote.

In Solidarity,

Jon Holden
District 751 President

The elections will take place in April on the dates, time and locations noted in the chart below.The job you perform at Boeing determines which local you are in (see examples below election date chart). Click here for complete list of job #s and local lodges. All members in good standing whose dues are paid through February 2014, and retired Union members are eligible to vote.


Date & Time of Election

 Positions to be Elected

Voting Locations


April 3

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

Auburn: 201 A St. SW
Everett: 8729 Airport Rd.
Renton: 233 Burnett N.
Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Frederickson: Pierce Co. Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Rd. E., Puyallup


April 10

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

Auburn: 201 A St. SW
Everett: 8729 Airport Rd.
Renton: 233 Burnett N.
Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Frederickson: Pierce Co. Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Rd. E., Puyallup


April 2
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 1/2 hour after close of meeting (whichever is latest

1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.


April 9

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

Auburn: 201 A St. SW
Everett: 8729 Airport Rd.
Renton: 233 Burnett N.
Seattle: 9135 15th Pl. S.
Frederickson: Pierce Co. Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Rd. E., Puyallup

Eastern WA


April 10
noon to 7 p.m.

1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

4226 E. Mission, Spokane WA


April 3
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

Aluminum Trades Council, 180 Rock Island Rd., East Wenatchee WA


April 1
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 1 Int'l President
1 Gen. Sec-Treasurer
8 General Vice Presidents

Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council,
1305 Knight, Richland, WA

Your local is determined by your job # (see examples below). If you are unsure of you local, call 1-800-763-1301 or check the website at

Sample Local A Job #s

Painters, assembler installers, as-sembly workers, production work-ers, structures mechanics, wingline mechanics, factory service, sealers, Flightline mechanics, AOG, forklift driv-ers, interiors, wire shop, functional test, overhead cranes.

Sample Local C Job #s

Maintenance mechanics, toolmakers, model makers, machinists, CNC machinists, facilities/maintenance, tool & die makers, automotive mechanics, hazardous waste

Sample Local E Job #s

Electronic assemblers, electronic inspectors, electronic technicians, flight test, avionics

Sample Local F Job #s

MPRF, QA, Inspectors, storekeepers, ship-ping and receiving, clerks, CSHA monitors, dispatchers, nurses

All members in good standing, whose dues are paid through February, and retired union members, are eligible to vote.

Members can pick up a copy of District Lodge bylaws or the IAM Constitution at any Union office. If you have questions regarding the election, call Secretary-Treasurer Susan Palmer at 1-800-763-1301, ext. 3310.

March 2014 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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COLA for March 14, 2014 - Minus 2¢

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) are generated quarterly under the IAM contract and are based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). COLA is rolled into your base rate once a year in September – becoming a permanent part of your base rate.

COLA for the last quarter (November, December 2013 and January 2014) resulted in a minus 5 cents effective March 14, 2014. Keep in mind a negative COLA can never go below the COLA already earned since the last September rollin. Therefore, only the 2¢ generated in December can be deducted rather than the full minus 5¢.

COLA may be added or subtracted from your base rate depending on the CPI fluctuations each quarter if there was a previous COLA accumulation since last September. However, once COLA is folded into your base rate each September, it cannot be subtracted from your base wages.

There are multiple times in our past when COLA was negative and resulted in a subtraction from the already generated COLA.

Jon Holden is our new District President and Directing Business Representative

District Secretary Treasurer Susan Palmer administered the oath of office after the announcement of the vote.

Voting results were as follows:

Jon Holden                             2,163

John "Shop Floor" Lopez, Jr       540

Roy Wilkinson                            142

Thanks to every member and retiree who took the time to vote today.

"The work starts now, or maybe it started yesterday," Holden said. "Our members deserve better than what they've had. We're going to give them better than what they've had. That will be our focus going forward. We have a huge task ahead trying to unite our members. We have to engage our members and provide more access for members to get them involved in our union like never before.”

Holden vowed to "do a much better job of listening and reflecting the will of the membership." Specifically, he pledged to conduct:

· Regular membership surveys,

· Town hall-style meetings at local union halls,

· Conferences to inform members of their rights under contracts and labor law; and

· Regular factory-floor visits to ensure he’s in touch with members.

Holden also promised to be more aggressive in enforcing the union’s contracts with Boeing and other employers, and to provide more training and mentoring to union stewards.

"No matter how any member voted on the recent Boeing contract ultimatum, nobody can be happy about it," he said. "The divisive events of the last few months demand that our union come together in unity and collective purpose like never before. My role is to channel that anger to rebuild the District. If we do that, we can make Boeing and our other employers better places to work, and all our communities better places to live."

Member Communications 

Questions on AMPP Payout Amount

Members are asking questions on their AMPP payout amounts because the payout does not directly correlate with a member's W2. There are several explanations for that.

Any payout for unused sick leave and vacation are not included in the AMPP payment because they are not hours worked. The AMPP payout received last February is also not computed into this year's AMPP payout, but would have been on your W2.

In addition, keep in mind that AMPP is not paid on a calendar year. The performance period was 12/21/12 thru 12/19/13 so that will not directly reflect your W-2 earnings, which are 1/1/13 thru 12/31/13.

Feb. 8 Endorsement Elections Trigger Union-wide April General Election for IAM International Leadership

On February 8, 2014, the IAM conducted runoff elections to resolve contested nominations for IAM Executive Council positions of International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and, for U.S. locals, eight General Vice Presidents.

Under the IAM Constitution, local lodge members first nominate incumbents and/or challengers for open positions, followed by runoff votes if needed to determine local lodge endorsements. If challengers are endorsed at 25 or more local lodges, a union-wide general election is held.

Preliminary results indicate a mix of challengers received endorsements from more than 25 local lodges, exceeding the threshold for a general election. The election will take place in accordance with the IAM Constitution. We have been told the election will be in April at each local lodges regular business meeting. For Locals A, C & F, we will have voting from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Auburn, Everett, Renton and Seattle Union Halls, as well as the Pierce County Skills Center near Frederickson. Local E will vote at the Seattle Union Hall from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 1/2 hour after close of meeting (whichever is later). Notices will be mailed to members in March.

Thanks again to all members who turned out to vote despite the snowy weather.

2nd Annual Vennie Murphy Rescue Race

To honor retired member Vennie Murphy's commitment to our community's most vulnerable, the Rescue Mission and Vennie's brothers and sisters at IAM District 751 are co-hosting the Rescue Race: Vennie Murphy 5k for the Rescue Mission. Click here to register for this event April 12th.

February 2014 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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***This message is being sent from Paul Nuyen, vice president of Manufacturing & Safety, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Tom Wroblewski, International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751 President, to Boeing employees represented by IAM districts 751, W24 and 70 and their managers***

AMPP achieves maximum 4 percent payout for 2013

Strong Quality and Productivity performance in December 2013 helped the Aerospace Machinists Performance Program (AMPP) achieve a maximum 4 percent payout for all of 2013. Congratulations to the entire team for this outstanding result.

Safety performance declined in December, but nevertheless finished the year slightly better than a 9 percent improvement for the year, which was the improvement needed for the maximum payout from Safety. For the year, Quality performance was almost 9 percent better than when 2013 began, and Productivity was 6.7 percent better. Both of those improvements were above the improvement levels set at the beginning of the year to achieve the maximum payout of 4%.

Because of these achievements, participants in the AMPP program, including all IAM-represented employees who had at least some eligible earnings in 2013, will receive an award payment in their Feb. 20, 2014, paycheck. The AMPP website provides a calculator to help individual employees estimate their award from the 2013 performance (click the link and look for the green Personal Payout Calculator button at the right of the AMPP home page).

Working together, we are able to offer employees the option of deferring their AMPP payment into their Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP) account on a pre-tax basis. Eligible employees who want to defer all or part of their AMPP payment must make this separate election at least one week before the scheduled incentive payout date of Feb. 20 (the election will need to be made before 1 p.m. Pacific time on Feb. 13.) The deferred AMPP payment will not be matched by the company but will give employees the opportunity to save more in their VIP accounts on a pretax basis.

Employees interested in taking advantage of this option can find details in the
AMPP website FAQ.

Looking forward, we expect to report AMPP targets for 2014 next month.
Details on AMPP performance in December and for all of 2013 are available on the AMPP website. The website also includes a page devoted to Program Performance for additional detail.

Again, congratulations and thank you for your continued improvement on Safety, Quality and Productivity.

Paul Nuyen
BCA Vice President of Manufacturing & Safety

Tom Wroblewski
IAM District Lodge 751 President


Second Chance to Complete Health Assessment for Boeing

IAM members working at Boeing (and their covered spouses) have a second chance to complete the health assessment, but they must do so by Feb. 28 to avoid future additional contributions for 2014 health care coverage. Since the original assessment deadline has passed, any contributions in place will remain in effect for employees until it is confirmed that they have completed their actions by Feb. 28.

Members can confirm if they have completed the health assessment by viewing their Step by Step program checklist, which is available by visiting Boeing TotalAccess, clicking My Well Being and seeing the Step by Step program information. 

Spouses who want to take the health assessment must register, then create a user account (if they didn’t last year) on the WebMD Health Manager site at

Applications now open for Boeing apprenticeships

The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Committee will accept applications for new apprentices beginning Jan. 20, for the following trades:

Blue Streak mechanic;

Composite Manufacturing Technician;

Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician. 

Manufacturing Machinist;

NC Spar Mill Operator

Tooling Inspector; and

Machine tool maintenance mechanic

All Boeing and non-Boeing candidates may apply for open positions that are posted through the Boeing Global Staffing on-line requisition system at during the advertised application acceptance period. 

The minimum qualification requirements for applicants will be clearly stated on the requisitions. 

Individuals who do not meet the minimum qualifications will receive an auto-notice encouraging them to apply again after they’ve met the minimum requirements. 

Applicants may apply for one or more apprenticeship programs.

All applicants for an apprenticeship must:

Be at least 18 years of age;

Be eligible for hire or rehire at Boeing; 

Have never been enrolled in or completed an IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship program; 

Have a GED or a high school diploma; 

Have US person status; 

Meet specific defined vocational training or trade related work experience requirements for the apprenticeship program being applied for; and be able to perform the physical requirements of the apprenticeship. 

All applicants must complete a COMPASS Assessment within the last 5 years with a minimum score of 60 in the Algebra Placement Domain, a minimum score of 67 in reading, and a minimum score of 32 in writing. Note: we do not accept other assessments, such as Accuplacer; only the COMPASS is approved. 

For the industrial electronic maintenance technician program, applicants must be able to distinguish between primary colors.

Please visit for information and help with the application process.

Nominations for IAM International President, General Secretary-Treasurer, and 8 General Vice Presidents --
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Nominations for IAM International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and 8 General Vice Presidents can be made at a special meeting of your local lodge on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the following location and times:

District Lodge 751 Stewards Meeting Hall, 9135 15th Pl. S., Seattle, WA  98108

From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. AND from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A mailing was sent on Dec. 16, 2013 with this information. To assist in verifying your eligibility to nominate candidates and to vote on nominations, and for a quicker process, you may want to bring the letter from Dec. 2013.

Nominations will be accepted only from members in good standing of the local lodge. Nominations must specify the name, local lodge, and card number of the candidate and the office for which the candidate is being nominated.

In the event that more candidates are nominated in your local lodge than the number of positions available (i.e. more than one nominee for International President or General Secretary-Treasurer or more than eight nominees for General Vice President), your local lodge will conduct a vote to determine the lodge’s endorsements on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The endorsement voting will be held on Feb. 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location set forth above where the local lodge nominations are held on Jan. 25. All eligible members who arrive at the polls between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. or between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 will be permitted to cast their ballots. Polls will remain open for this purpose, if necessary.

Candidates who receive a majority of votes will earn the local lodge endorsement for the contested offices. Candidates must receive 25 local lodge endorsements to qualify for office.

Wroblewski announces plan to retire as IAM 751 president

SEATTLE– Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751, will retire at the end of this month.

Wroblewski cited health concerns as he made the announcement to the union’s District Council Tuesday night. His last day will be Jan. 31.

Wroblewski said the stress of the past three months -- as he stood up to pressure from the Boeing Co., politicians and his own union’s International leadership over the recently ratified 777X proposal – has put him in the hospital twice since Dec. 27

The experience “changed my perspective on work-life balance,” Wroblewski said. “Your job should not destroy your health.”

Because of that, he said, “I am stepping down from a job I have loved for more than 20 years.”

Wroblewski has served as District 751’s president and directing business representative since March 2007. He was re-elected in 2008, and again in 2012.

Prior to that, he served three years as District 751’s grievance coordinator, and 15 years as a business representative, with assignments in Everett, Renton, Auburn, Frederickson and Seattle.

The union will follow its district bylaws to select a replacement to serve out the remainder of Wroblewski’s term, which runs into 2016.

The departing president called on his union’s leadership and members to come together for a better future.

“We now have been awarded the right to build the 777X, and we must find a way to move this membership forward,” he said. “I leave here honored to have served this membership, knowing that I always had the best interests of this membership guiding me.”

Member Communications

Martin Luther King March January 20th

Garfield High School - 23rd & E. Jefferson
Workshops: 9:30 am - 11:00 am Rally: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
March: 12:30 pm




Boeing Contract Language Click Here

COLA Formula Generates 2 Cents at Boeing Effective Dec. 6, 2013

Effective Dec. 6, 2013, a 2 cent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be added to the hourly wage rate for IAM members at Boeing. The 2 cents was generated for the quarter August, September and October 2013. COLA is generated quarterly under the IAM contract and is based on the federal government's Consumer Price Index. The next quarterly COLA payment under the IAM/Boeing contract will be March 14, 2014.

November 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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October 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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Take Health Assessment Before Dec. 3 & Avoid Additional Paycheck Contributions at Boeing in 2014

The Health Assessment Questionnaire for District 751 members working at Boeing is now available through Boeing’s TotalAccess (Oct. 1 - Dec. 3). Union members and their spouses or partners covered by Boeing medical plans have until Dec. 3 to complete the questionnaire or face higher monthly paycheck contributions for health care in 2014.

The questionnaires are available online at TotalAccess. Members can fill them out at work by logging on to the TotalAccess site and clicking the “My Well Being” tab. To answer the questionnaire at home, members can log on to TotalAccess by going to, then entering their BEMS ID number and TotalAccess password, then clicking “My Well Being.” 

Spouses or domestic partners enrolled in a Boeing-sponsored medical plan must go online at and use the BEMSID of the employee who has the insurance to complete a one-time registration and create a username and password. 

Union members who’d rather not answer the questionnaire online have the option of calling TotalAccess at (866) 473-2016 to request a paper form be mailed to them or have a TotalAccess representative ask them the questions by phone.

Keep in mind that on the Health Assessment Questionnaire, you can always select "Don't Know" if you prefer not to answer a question. Also health screenings are strictly voluntary. Your decision and/or your covered spouse or domestic partner's decision to participate in the Health Assessment Questionnaire only will affect your 2014 contributions for medical coverage.

Information on Impact of Affordable Care Act

Starting on January 1, 2014, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require almost everyone in the United States to have health insurance. Many of our members already have insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the coverage required by the ACA. Many members will receive information from their employers, this is to help decipher what the information means.

For Boeing Employees:
You recently received a notice from Boeing, outlining Marketplace availability.
If you are a Boeing employee enrolled in a Boeing health care plan, your current plan meets the coverage required by law, and you do not need to look to a Marketplace for coverage. The letter from Boeing discussing Marketplace availability is simply provided to comply with federal law. You do not need to take any action as a result of receiving this letter. If you do nothing, your existing coverage will continue.
If you are not covered by a Boeing health care plan, you might be eligible for government-subsidized coverage in a Marketplace if you meet certain income requirements described in the law. Boeing cannot answer questions about eligibility for coverage in a state Marketplace.
For more info on Marketplace coverage in Washington state, visit You can apply as early as Oct. 1, 2013.
For more information about Marketplace coverage outside Washington state, visit or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325).

District 751 Members who work at other employers:
Your employer most likely provided you with a notice, outlining Marketplace availability.
It would be expected that your employer would indicate in the notice whether your plan meets the coverage required by law. If it does not, you have the right to have your questions about coverage answered. For more information about Marketplace coverage in Washington visit, Outside Washington visit or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325).

Breast Cancer Walk October 6th- Bellevue

Please join Team 751 on October 6, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Bellevue (10201 NE 4th St). You can register (no cost involved) and make a donation to Team 751 (not required) at the Making Strides Event Website.


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BOEING BENEFIT: If you are a current active Boeing Employee and are registered for the walk  – The Boeing Company will donate $100 to the American Cancer Society for your participation (click here for instructions to receive $100 Boeing contribution!)

NOTE: Team 751 will be meeting in front of the fountain (across the street from JCPenneys) at 8:30am for the team picture and the walk will start at 9:00am.


After the Event: Submit for the $100 Boeing Contribution!
Because of your participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (American Cancer Society) is eligible for a $100 contribution from The Boeing Company.  Please follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure your contribution is received.

Step 1: Go to Total Access. Read More... Step by Step Here


September 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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Ramp Project Lakewood WA


COLA, General Wage Increase Coming at Boeing

District 751 members who work at Boeing will see both a cost-of-living adjustment and a General Wage Increase (GWI) this month. The 5-cent COLA will be added to wages on Sept. 13, to reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index over the most recent quarter. In addition, Machinists at Boeing will get 2 percent general wage increases after the COLA has been added in on Sept. 13. (NOTE: 2 percent GWI will be paid as a lump sum for Grade A employees at the maximum rate per LOU 23.)

August 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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July 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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Union Wins Trade Adjustment Assistance for IAM Members Laid-off from Boeing

Workers laid-off from the Boeing Co. have been granted additional federal assistance under the Trade Adjustment Act – or TAA -- as a result of action taken by the International Association of Machinists. The U.S. Department of Labor announced June 12 the Machinists Union was successful in obtaining a new certification for TAA for IAM-represented laid-off Boeing Commercial Airplane Group workers in Puget Sound. The certification was in response to a petition District 751 filed in April and is effective for individuals who get laid-off between April 26, 2012, and June 12, 2015.

Washington’s Employment Security Department will be


Tukwila Sessions
IAM/Boeing Joint Programs
6840 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila

Everett Sessions
751 Everett Union Hall
8729 Airport Rd, Everett

July 16 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

July 17 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Aug. 13 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Aug. 14, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

mailing letters, along with predetermination applications, to members who are eligible for TAA benefits.To receive benefits, eligible laid-off workers need to attend an orientation session (see schedule in box), bring their predetermination paperwork and complete the paperwork while at the orientation (to begin the process to access TAA benefits). Sessions will be held in Tukwila, at the IAM/Boeing Joint Programs office at 6840 Fort Dent Way, and in Everett at the District 751 Union Hall, 8729 Airport Road.

Click here for more info on TAA benefits.

Instructions for Filing Category A (Recall Rights) at Boeing

Members at Boeing facing layoff have requested information on filing their Category A recall rights. Boeing will provide you a list of jobs you have rights to on your TotalAccess profile. From TotalAccess you can file your Cat A rights (online method is preferred). Click here for step by step instructions to file Category A online.

Click here for paper form to mail in and file Category A rights.

Tania Completes 300 Mile Wheelchair Ride for Guide Dogs of America


COLA Formula Generates 17 Cents Effective June 7, 2013

Effective June 7, 2013, a 17 cent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be added to the hourly wage rate for IAM members at Boeing. The 17 cents was generated for the quarter February, March, and April 2013. COLA is generated quarterly under the IAM contract and is based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index.

May 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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What's Wrong with Americas Distribution of Wealth? - Knowledge is Power!


Tacoma presents “City of Destiny” Award to IAM District 751

Each year, the city of Tacoma recognizes people and groups for their service to the community with its annual “City of Destiny” awards. This year, IAM District 751 was honored for service that included the work done by our MVPs at The Rescue Mission in Tacoma, our support for Northwest Harvest and last year’s peanut butter drive to support Pierce County’s Emergency Food Network.

Across Puget Sound last year, District 751 volunteers logged more than 10,500 hours of community service work. Thanks to each and every one of you for all you’ve done to help make our communities better.

Wheelchair Ramp Project

Robley Evans Chair of the Machinists Volunteer Program (MVP) and other machinists union volunteers made life a little easier for an area recipient on Saturday.


April 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

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District 751 New Web Site Design

All the information is still here just reorganized for a better user experience. Enjoy.

Layoff Reference Guide

Information for members facing a layoff.

Layoff Information

Boeing informed us on March 22 of a reduction in employment levels for 2013, which is due mainly to less disruption on the 787 line and the winding down of the change incorp and refurb work packages for 747 associated with developmental efforts.

Boeing is trying to mitigate the impact and find other jobs, but ultimately it will results in some layoffs. They estimate about 800 layoffs will occur, but again that is just an estimate.

This is not the start of a Boeing down cycle. Unlike past layoffs, there are no production rate decreases on any airplane line. Production rates remain high and there is a seven-year backlog.

If you have any questions, please contact your union steward.

District 751 Communications


(archived 4-15-13)



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