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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.
Enter to win 4 tickets to the United Way Celebrity Softball Game to benefit homeless youth on June 15 at Safeco Field
On June 15, Edgar Martinez is headed back to Safeco Field. SuperSonic Gary Payton, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament and other big names will join him, including District 751 President Tom Wroblewski. It's United Way’s All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth.
District 751 is helping to sponsor the event and wants you to have a chance to see it for free. Simply fill out the form in the May Aero Mechanic and return to any Union office for your chance to win 4 tickets to the event. A drawing will be held June 3. Winners will be mailed four tickets for a day of fun at Safeco Field.
You can also enter via email by May 31. Send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to put "TICKET ENTRY" on the subject line and include:
* BEMSID or last 4 of SS#
* Contact Phone & Email
* Mailing Address
On any given night, 1,000 children and young adults are alone on King County’s streets. That’s why local and national celebs are taking to Safeco Field for a softball face-off against this issue. All proceeds will create and sustain programs for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This is a fun family event so if you don’t win tickets from the union, consider purchasing tickets from the United Way website at www.uwkc.org.
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.
Thanks to 751's Administrative Staff
District President Tom Wroblewski, Secretary-Treasurer Susan Palmer, the Business Reps and Staff, want to wish all the office staff a very Happy Administrative Professional's Day. We want to thank these talented individuals for all the hard work and professional support they give our membership every day on the job. It is appreciated. Take the time to thank them for all their hard work.
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.
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.
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.