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April 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the April 2013 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Seattle to Spokane Wheelchair Ride

Spokane Dash for Puppy Cash

Tania Finlayson will attempt to ride her electric wheelchair from Seattle to Spokane in June to raise money for Guide Dogs of America. You can help, watch her video explanation of how. Contact your union steward for more information. Like her on Facebook to follow the progress.

 


Company Issued 939 WARNS

We have updated this information on our WARN list page to the right.


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


March 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the March 2013 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


COLA for March 1, 2013 minus 9¢

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) are generated quarterly under the IAM contract and are based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). It 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 2012 and January 2013) resulted in a minus 9 cents effective March 1, 2013.

Q) How can 9¢ be subtracted from my pay?
A) COLA is folded in and made permanent in your base pay September of each year. Anything not folded in is in jeopardy if there is a negative COLA.

Below is a quick summary of COLA history for the last year:
Sept. 14, 2012 - 21¢ COLA (generated August 2011 through July 2012) was folded in becoming a permanent part of your base rate.
Dec. 7, 2012 - 10¢ COLA was generated based on August, September and Oct. 2012.
Mar. 1, 2013 - minus 9¢ COLA based on negative CPI from Nov and Dec 2012 and Jan. 2013.

Again, COLA may be added or subtracted from your base rate during a given year depending on the CPI fluctuations each quarter. However, once COLA is folded into your base rate each September, no negative can be subtracted from the accumulated COLA (see Section 6.4(c). There are multiple times in our past when COLA was negative and resulted in a subtraction from the already generated COLA.


District 751 Members at Hytek Narrowly Accept Revised Offer

A revised Hytek contract offer was voted on and accepted by 52 percent on Feb. 28. Thanks to all the members for your support and determination.

The hard-fought gains of this first contract will make our members' jobs better and help to improve their future. Over the next four years we will be working hard to educate our members and become a stronger IAM family. Although we made many gains in this first contract, we have a lot of work to do - especially around health care and union security.


IAM
CALL TO ACTION

Tell Congress to Avoid Sequestration, Avert Debt Crisis by Creating Jobs

Economists warn Americans are in for a triple threat as the White House and Congressional Republicans continue their standoff over a deal to curb the nation's debt.

On the clock are three critical deadlines: a $1.2 trillion sequestration is scheduled to take effect March 2, the government will run out of money to pay its bills by March 27, and by mid-May the country will have reached its debt limit.

Tell Congress to avoid sequestration and avert the debt crisis by creating jobs.

»  Write Your Legislators    »  Read About This Issue    


AMPP Program Achieves 3.1% Payout

The following message was sent to members represented under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

***This message is being sent from Tim Copes, vice president of Manufacturing & Safety, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Jim Bearden, International Association of Machinists (IAM) District 751 Administrative Assistant, to Boeing employees represented by IAM districts 751, W24 and 70 and their managers***

Congratulations on 3.1 percent payout for 2012 AMPP program

Congratulations on your successful efforts to improve Safety, Quality and Productivity through the 2012 Aerospace Machinists Performance Program, or AMPP. Because of these efforts, you will receive a payout of 3.1 percent of your eligible earnings from June 22 to Dec. 20, 2012.

·        We’re not finished with Safety improvements until everybody goes home safely at the end of each day, but you did an excellent job in this area by reaching about 75 percent of the maximum performance metric set for Safety.

·        One of the major outcomes our customers and regulators look for from us is Quality, and you made good progress by reaching about 40 percent of the maximum  performance metric set for Quality.

·        Productivity improvements are the way we can fund our investments in future product lines, so it’s critical we continue making them. During the 2012 AMPP program period you achieved the maximum performance possible on the Productivity metric.    

You significantly improved program performance in December, and the joint Boeing-IAM team continued to work together to review the data and make appropriate changes. Those two factors contributed to the 3.1 percent payout for the 2012 performance period.

As a reminder, when the program began last year the following weights were assigned to each metric: Safety, 20 percent (measured by Lost Work Day Case Rate); Quality, 30 percent (measured by Non-Conformance Reports); and Productivity, 50 percent (measured by Hours Per Unit of Output).

The AMPP 2013 plan remains largely unchanged from 2012. Details of the 2013 plan will be posted to the AMPP website in early February.

You will receive the payout on Feb. 21, 2013. You can estimate the amount by clicking on the Personal Payout Calculator button on the AMPP website (internal to Boeing link), where you can also view the 2012 results.(internal to Boeing link)

Please accept our gratitude for a job well done. Working together, we are a powerful team.


February 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the February 2013 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


CLUW

CLUW the Coalition of Labor Union Women was formed in 1974. This Organization which is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO works not only on Women’s issues, but working family issues. They are active on local and national levels and played an important role in the last election.

 

Did you know that both brothers and sisters can join CLUW? Well you can, and during the month of January we are holding a membership drive for CLUW. Please go to this link to sign up to be a member of CLUW and help this group continue to do the important work that affects all working families. http://www.cluw.org/


 
Livemocha!  Coming in January 2013, to your computer! 
Starting January 15 at 7:00 AM, 2013, IAM-represented Boeing employees in the Puget Sound area, Portland, OR, and Wichita, KS can register for Livemocha, a new interactive language-learning program.  As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world.  Livemocha delivers an unparalleled learning experience that promises conversational fluency - in 38 different languages!
All you’ll need to get started is a computer and a headset with a microphone.  PC must be running Windows XP or higher, and Mac users will need OSX 10.6 or higher.  Your computer will also need Adobe Flash Player 11.3, which is free, and a link will be provided by Livemocha for download, if needed.
IAM/Boeing Joint Programs is proud to offer this opportunity to IAM-represented Boeing employees in Districts 751 (Puget Sound), W24 (Portland), and 70 (Wichita).  The first Livemocha open enrollment / registration period will commence Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013, at 7:00 AM.  Set a reminder to return to this website then to access your registration form.
Questions can be addressed to livemocha@exchange.boeing.com
Click here to visit the Livemocha website.


Dec 2012/Jan 2013 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the Dec 2012/Jan 2013 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Happy New Year

Membership jackets are now available to order online.



OVERTIME ON HOLIDAYS AT BOEING IS VOLUNTARY per the IAM contract (except where necessary for facilities maintenance):

For IAM members working at Boeing: Over the break, be aware that all overtime on a contractual holiday or on the weekend immediately preceding or immediately following a holiday is strictly voluntary (per LOU#11 on page 137). The only exception to voluntary overtime on a holiday or holiday weekend in LOU#11 is “where necessary for facilities maintenance.”

Keep in mind that members can volunteer for overtime on holidays and the weekends connected to a holiday, but our contract language ensures you have the option to spend the holiday with family and friends. Should you choose to work on a holiday, you will receive your holiday pay plus double time for any hours worked.


2013 Nomination Schedule for IAM Executive Officers and Council

At the regular meeting in the month of January 2013, the local lodge may, by a majority vote of those voting, endorse for nomination one candidate for International President, eight candidates for General Vice President, five candidates for the committee on law (one shall be from Canada and three candidates for delegates to the AFL-CIO. A failure to nominate the required number of candidates shall invalidate the nomination or endorsement for that office, committee or delegation, in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section 4 of the Constitution.


November 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the November 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Deadline is December 21st!

REMINDER: COMPLETE THE HEALTH ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE BY DEC. 21 TO AVOID ADDITIONAL PAYCHECK CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2013. This is the final week to take the health assessment questionnaire to avoid additional paycheck contributions in 2013.

Taking the health assessment questionnaire is not mandatory, but it is a choice members and/or their covered spouse or domestic partner need to make to avoid additional monthly payroll contributions. Members can take the IAM Health Assessment Questionnaire between now and Dec. 21. To date 70% of the members have completed the assessment while only 46% of the spouses have completed the assessment.

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 www.boeing.com/express, 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 www.webmdhealth.com/boeing and use the BEMSID of the employee who has the insurance to complete a one-time registration and create a username and password.

Please note that when taking the Health Assessment Questionnaire, you can always select “Don’t Know” or enter “0” if you prefer not to answer a question. There are no wrong answers. There are also a number of questions which are marked optional that do not have to be answered.

MADE A MISTAKE ON SELECTING YOUR COVERAGE DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT? You should have received a Confirmation of Enrollment Statement in your home mail that shows your 2013 benefit choices. If you need to make a correction, you have until Dec. 21, 2012, to report it – by calling 866-473-2016.


Tell Congress: No ‘Grand Bargain’ Sell-out

Congress has until the end of the year to strike a deal avoiding across-the-board, mandatory spending cuts known as "sequestration" and a series of expiring tax measures, including the middle-class payroll tax cut and extended unemployment insurance benefits.

The so-called "fiscal cliff" threatens to prolong the Great Recession if Congress refuses to act. Trillion dollar cuts to the defense sector, alone, are expected to cost more than a million jobs.

Republican lawmakers have proposed deep, swift budget cuts to social programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. They’re also opposed to extending the payroll tax cut for working families and unemployment benefits for the jobless.  

Click here to tell Congress and the White House any "Grand Bargain" must stop sequestration while protecting the middle class. Click here to demand a payroll tax cut extension. And click here to demand extended unemployment benefits for the jobless.

 


COLA Generates an additional 10 cents

IAM member's at Boeing will receive an additional 10 cents cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on December 7th, 2012 - generated for the quarter August, September, October. COLA is generated quarterly under the IAM-Boeing contract and is based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index.


Open Enrollment for Insurance at Boeing: Nov. 5 - Nov. 30

IAM 751 members will be asked to select their health and dental coverage during the 2013 annual enrollment period, which runs Nov. 5 through Nov. 30. Any changes employees make during enrollment will go into effect on January 1, 2013.

Click here for more info.


At Boeing Take Health Assessment Nov. 1 - Dec. 21 and Avoid Additional Paycheck Contributions in 2013

IAM 751 members and their spouses or partners covered by Boeing medical plans have until Dec. 21 to complete the health assessment questionnaire or face higher monthly paycheck contributions for health care in 2013.

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 www.boeing.com/express, 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 www.webmdhealth.com/boeing 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 2013 contributions for medical coverage.


October 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the October 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Update - Ron Cook, this morning said they raised more than $11,000 with the car raffle, which beat his goal of $10,000.

 

Of the total, he said more than $4,000 came from tickets he sold while the car was parked at the Everett Hall last week.

Thank you to all who supported this endeavor.

Fundraiser at the Everett Hall

Ron Cook, one of our retired Union members, is raffling off a 1957 Chevy Belair Car in the Everett parking lot this week for Casen Buswell, the 7-month old baby who has a rare vascular disease. The drawing will be held on Sunday at Evergreen Speedway. Here is the link to the story from Komo 4:

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/172016171.html


Free Flu Shots Available Onsite at Boeing for IAM Members

It’s easier than ever for IAM members working at Boeing and their covered dependents to get a flu shot, which is the best way to prevent the flu.
On-site: Beginning in October, Boeing employees can get a free flu shot on-site at most U.S. locations.Visit Boeing TotalAccess and click on “My Well Being” for information on dates, times and locations.
Physician’s office: Employees and their covered dependents can also get a flu shot from their physician or health care providers.
NEW: Retail locations: Effective August 15, 2012, employees and their covered dependents in a Boeing pharmacy plan administered by Medco (TMP & Selections) can now get a flu shot at retail clinics or local pharmacies within the Medco pharmacy network (covered up to $25). Employees and dependents with other pharmacy benefit coverage may also be able to receive flu shots at retail locations. Contact your medical carrier for a list of covered locations. Be prepared when receiving shots to present either your Medco prescription drug ID card or your medical plan ID card. If you or your covered dependent pays for the flu shot out of pocket, you can submit a claim form for reimbursement. If you have any questions, you can call Medco customer service at 800-841-2797.
As always, discuss with your health care provider which immunizations are right for you.

Click here to download the Medco form for flu shot reimbursement from a Medco pharmacy.

Click here to download Boeing's Q&A in pdf form.


Commemorative Tee - Final Chance to Purchase Additional
Throughout the distribution this year of the free Commemorative Contract T-shirts (for members at Boeing during the contract vote) we had a lot of requests to be able to purchase extra ones. So we are now offering the t-shirts for sale for a limited time only. From now until November 30th you will be able to buy as many t-shirts as you like for $10/ea. The shirts will be available for order on the pre-paid order form attached. Deadline for orders is November 30th 2012

 

Drop off completed order forms to ANY Union Hall along with payment.

or

click for .pdf of order form

Send Completed order form and Checks Only made out to District 751 to:

District 751 attn: Comm Tee
9125 15th Place South
Seattle, WA 98108

 

Credit Card Purchases can be made ONLY at the Seattle Union Hall during normal business hours

 


IAM Health Assessment Questionnaire Starts Nov. 1; Health Care Screenings Not Required

Questions have arisen from communications sent out by Boeing recommending all their employees get health screenings in anticipation of the health assessment questionnaire. The implication is all employees need to get the screenings. Here is what IAM members need to know:

IAM members are NOT required to take the health screenings Boeing has been promoting in Boeing News Now, emails and other communications. Keep in mind a screening is different from taking the health assessment questionnaire. Although we encourage our members to get a screening to better understand their personal health, screenings are absolutely NOT REQUIRED of our members for the health assessment questionnaire -- it is strictly voluntary. You can enter your numbers when taking the assessment if you know them or choose not to enter the numbers -- it is your choice. Answering I don’t know is acceptable.

IAM members have several options if you choose to get a screening, where you can find out your numbers such as blood pressure and cholesterol:

1) onsite through Boeing screenings or

2) you can also go to your doctor to get your screening numbers (who could then fax in the numbers on a form downloaded from TotalAcess "My Well Being" or you could enter them on the assessment -- again, this is only if you choose to enter your numbers on the assessment questionnaire).

The Health Assessment Questionnaire for IAM members working at Boeing will be available to take from Nov. 1 to Dec. 21. Before then, you will see communications from Boeing talking about a health assessment questionnaire, which begins October 1 -- this is not for IAM hourly employees. Although the other payrolls at Boeing will be taking their assessment questionnaire sooner than Nov. 1, our members' questionnaire will be different and tailored to IAM members.

• IAM members and their spouse or partner will need to take the health assessment questionnaire between Nov. 1 and Dec. 21 to avoid additional paycheck contributions in 2013.

Look for more information in the November Aero Mechanic newspaper.


New Wage Card Info and Contract Books

The new wage card inadvertently shows January 2nd instead of January 1st as a holiday in 2013. The holiday should be January 1st and will be corrected on the next wage card in December. January 2nd was the date of the 2012 New Years holiday.

Also

If you didn't already know, Contract Extension Books are available now for distribution. If you need assistance, contact your Union Steward.

Contract books are also available at all hall locations.

 

 

 

 

 


September 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the September 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


2 Cent COLA Plus 2% GWI at Boeing Effective September 14, 2012

Members at Boeing on the active payroll (or on approved leave of absence for 90 days or less) on September 13, 2012, will receive a 2 percent General Wage Increase effective September 14, 2012.
In addition, each IAM member at Boeing will receive an additional 2 cents cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on September 14, 2012 - generated for the quarter May, June, and July 2012. COLA is generated quarterly under the IAM-Boeing contract and is based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index (along with 19¢ COLA generated previously).
The new 2 cents COLA will be added to the base wage prior to calculating the 2 percent GWI.
NOTE: 2 percent GWI will be paid as a lump sum for Grade A employees at the maximum rate per LOU 23. Click here to view new wage rate maximums.


2012 Nomination and Election Schedule for Union Offices

Nominations for District Council Delegates & Alternates, District Audit, Union Business Representatives, and certain Local Lodge Officers shall be made in each first Local Lodge meeting in September, 2012 and elections in each first Local Lodge meeting in October, 2012), per the IAM Constitution. Click here for details and dates.


Hytek Committee Supports Organizing Effort at Exotic Metals

The negotiating committee from Hytek Finishes mediation stopped by to thank the brothers and sisters, who volunteered to help on unionizing Exotic Metals in Kent.

Employees at Hytek Finishes voted for IAM representation nearly a year ago, and they are currently in federal mediation to get their first contract.

Mediation is happening at the same hotel as the volunteers doing home visits to the Exotic Metals workforce.

If you know anyone working at Exotic Metals in Kent, please contact Loren Guzzone our District Unionizing Leader at loreng@iam751.org.


August 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the August 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Machinists Day at Pacific Raceways - Guide Dogs of America Fundraiser

The Jets!

Machinists Day at Pacific Raceways - Guide Dogs of America Fundraiser

The Jets!

 

 

The NITRO Harley's

For those of you who may not know this, Harley Davidson Motorcycles are Union Made in the USA. Proudly built by Machinists Union members. Harley's have our IAM logo proudly displayed on their down tubes.

 


A Fresh New Look for IAM/Boeing Joint Programs

IAM/Boeing Joint Programs is excited to announce a new, update look to their website, which will launch on Thursday, August 23, 2012.   The site has been redesigned with you, the employee, in mind.  Featured on the homepage are current announcements and news stories, along with quick access buttons to take you to the Joint Programs services and content you need most often.  To access the IAM/Boeing Joint Programs website from inside Boeing, use the following URL:  http://iamboeing.web.boeing.com.   In the near future, you will also see this updated look on our IAM/Boeing Joint Programs external website you look at from home www.iam-boeing.com). 


Membership Appreciation Fairs

Machinists Union Members and their families spent a day at the fairs in Monroe and Puyallup on Saturday July 14th. It was a way for the union to say thank you to the members and their families.

Monroe

 

Puyallup


July 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the July 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Dental Benefits Clarified; Special Enrollment Period Extended to July 13 for IAM Members at Boeing

Boeing has clarified the details of dental coverage available to employees represented by the International Association of Machinists in Puget Sound, Portland and Wichita. Employees can look here for details of the Network Dental Plan, which replaces the Incentive Dental Plan as of July 1, 2012.

In May, you were mailed information regarding the new network dental program. Many dental offices also received this information. Boeing and the IAM have worked together to update the information to accurately reflect the terms of the extension agreement. As shown in the link, coverage levels for dental services have increased across the board (or click here to download a word version of the chart).

We want to ensure that you have the time you need to review the proper information and make an informed enrollment choice. Therefore we are extending the special enrollment period for dental coverage to July 13.

The link above will provide details on annual deductibles, coinsurance and covered dental services and supplies.

If you have already made your selection and wish to change it before the extended enrollment period ends, please call Boeing Total Access at 1-866-473-2016. You will need to provide your BEMSID and Total Access password. Click here to view the postcard you will be receiving in the mail.


Performance Incentive Plan for IAM Members at Boeing Launches June 29

Plan will measure performance in safety, quality and productivity for 32,000 employees.
Program links pay to performance in Puget Sound, Portland and Wichita

A performance program that rewards employees for improvements in safety, quality and productivity launches June 29 for 32,000 Boeing employees in Puget Sound, Portland and Wichita.

The program was outlined as part of a four-year contract extension negotiated last year by Boeing and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Districts 751, W24 and 70. Read more


June 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the June 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


COLA Formula at Boeing Generates 19¢ Effective June 1, 2012

Effective June 1, 2012, a 19 cent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be added to the hourly wage rate for IAM members at Boeing. The 19 cents was generated for the quarter February, March and April 2012. COLA is generated quarterly under the IAM contract and is based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index. The next quarterly COLA in the IAM/Boeing contract will be September 14, 2012.


May 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the May 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Contract Extension Brings you DOUBLE Dental Coverage in 2012 at Boeing

So Take Advantage of the Additional $2,000 Coverage effective July 1

If you have dental work that needs to be done but were hesitating because of the $1,750 annual limit, 2012 is the year to schedule that dental work. IN 2012, YOU BASICALLY GET TWO YEARS OF DENTAL BENEFITS IN ONE CALENDAR YEAR. Union negotiators want you to be aware so you can take full advantage of this double year of benefits.

When the contract extension was approved, it provided a full year of dental benefits ($1,750) for the first six months of 2012 for those in incentive dental, and then reset with a full year of the improved dental benefits ($2,000) for the new network dental effective July 1 through December 31. Click here to read more....


April 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the April 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


March 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the March 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


COLA for March 2, 2012 - Minus 4¢

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) are generated quarterly under the IAM contract and are based on the federal government’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). It 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 2011 and January 2012) resulted in a minus 4 cents effective March 2, 2012.

Q) How can 4¢ be subtracted from my pay?
A) COLA is folded in and made permanent in your base pay September of each year. Anything not folded in is in jeopardy if there is a negative COLA.

Again, COLA may be added or subtracted from your base rate depending on the CPI fluctuations each quarter. However, once COLA is folded into your base rate each September, no negative can be subtracted from the accumulated COLA (see Section 6.4(c). There are multiple times in our past when COLA was negative and resulted in a subtraction from the already generated COLA.

Below is a quick summary of COLA language and its history:
1963 - COLA first negotiated in contract as yearly payment and could be taken away if the CPI went down.
1974 – COLA calculation changed from yearly to quarterly, but still could be taken away if the CPI was negative.
1986 – COLA folded in yearly and cannot be taken away once folded in.
Sept. 2, 2011 - 49¢ COLA (generated August 2010 through July 2011) was folded in becoming a permanent part of your base rate.
Dec. 2, 2011 - 4¢ COLA was generated based on August, September and Oct. 2011).
Mar. 2, 2012 - minus 4¢ COLA based on negative CPI from Nov and Dec 2011 and Jan. 2012).


February 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the February 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.

 


December 2011/January 2012 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online

Click here to download the Dec 2011/Jan 2012 edition of the Aero Mechanic newspaper.


Historic Boeing pact will benefit more from education investment
Seattle Times - Guest columnist

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh writes that the recent agreement between the company and the Machinists union puts the company in better stead going forward. He calls on elected leaders and industry to invest in and reform education to ensure educated workers going forward. read more...

Boeing, Machinists, collaborate to boost competitiveness
from - Puget Sound Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2011/12/16/boeing-machinists-collaborate-to.html


All Info on Extension Agreement Here

Click here to view, tentative agreement regarding the contract extension, the side letter on work placement (job security), as well as be able to view existing language changes affected by the extension. Language not specifically mentioned in these attachments will remain in place with no change through the Sept. 8, 2016.

We have also attached a chart that highlights the changes in Group Benefits for Puget Sound plans.

Group Benefit for California.

Group Benefits for Oregon.

Group Benefits for Kansas.

Q and A on the proposal
Ratification to be paid Dec 15th! word .doc here of updated Q&A

Boeing Feature December 2nd - 9:30 pm
NEW - Link to video message from Albaugh regarding 737MAX


Machinists Land the 737 MAX; Tentative Agreement Reached on Contract Extension

Brothers and Sisters,

In late October, senior executives from Boeing approached us to ask if we could get together to talk about issues that were going to come up in the 2012 contract talks. We agreed to meet with them to hear what they had to say. What resulted was an ongoing dialog and a series of meetings that ended with a proposal by the Company to extend the current contract with some changes in certain areas -- but a huge improvement in job security, which was your No. 1 issue in our first survey for the 2012 contract negotiations. Read More....

 

 

For Comments or Feedback via email - send to machinists@iam751.org

 

 

 


Washington Advantage in Aerospace

The union aerospace workers in Washington state are the highest skilled workforce in the nation. They love what they do, are great at it and are proud of all their accomplishments. This video will be featured in the Washington State booth at the 2011 Paris Air Show to show the world how Washington has all the advantages for any aerospace company.

 

 
Video production by Kathy Cummings WSLC


 

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