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Washington’s edge: Its aerospace workforce

The unionized aerospace workers in Washington state are the highest skilled workforce in the nation. That is one of the many reasons why Boeing and other aerospace companies have thrived — and continue to thrive — in Washington state.

The following video — produced by Washington State Labor Council Communications Director Kathy Cummings on behalf of Machinists District 751 and SPEEA/IFPTE 2011 — is being featured in the Washington State booth at the 2011 Paris Air Show to show the world why Washington has the key advantage necessary for their success: a skilled, experienced and passionate aerospace workforce.



Meanwhile, today at IAM 751’s blog:

Machinists promise support for Project Pegasus — Machinists Union leaders applauded the appointment of Tayloe Washburn to head up the campaign to ensure Boeing’s next new airplane is manufactured within Washington state. Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski also vowed the support of all 28,000 of his members in backing Gov. Chris Gregoire’s “Project Pegaus,” which Washburn will lead.

Boeing honors Machinists for outstanding quality — The Boeing Co. has honored a group of nearly 300 Machinists Union members at the company’s Everett site for their outstanding performance in improving the quality of the aircraft components they produce.

CHECK OUT THE UNION DIFFERENCE in Washington: higher wages, affordable health and dental care, job and retirement security.

FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN TOGETHER with your co-workers to negotiate for better wages, benefits, and a voice at work. Or go ahead and contact a union organizer today!