IUPAT Joins Fellow Labor Unions at Rally to Support Machinists in Seattle

2022287952On November 18, 2013, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 joined a rally dubbed “Build it Here” in Seattle to thank and support members of Machinists Local 751 for standing strong in their efforts with Boeing to not only build its 777X airliner in Washington, but to do so with a fair wage and benefits for its employees.

The members of Machinists Local 751 recently rejected a proposed contract by Boeing that would end their pension plan and increase their health care costs.

Boeing is currently exploring its options to build the plane outside of the state.  No word as of this writing on when or if talks with the union will continue.