District 751 Machinists Ratify Contract with BAE Systems

District 751 members at BAE Systems in Seattle, WA have unanimously ratified a new three-year agreement with the aerospace supplier. The Machinists at BAE test and install the precision electronic equipment the company supplies for Boeing’s commercial airplanes.

Under the terms of the new contract, IAM members will receive wage increases of 3 percent in the first year, 3 percent in the second year and 2.5 percent in the third year.

The contract also preserves cost-of-living increases for the workers, increases the amount that BAE will pay into the Machinists Union’s pension fund to cover the workers’ retirements, and improves the language covering 401(k) contributions. Health care benefits will remain at current levels for the duration of the new contract.

“Our members do a great job for BAE and this contract recognizes that,” said Tom Wroblewski, District 751 president. “There’s a lot of work to be done over the next three years, and we’re committed to making BAE successful here in Puget Sound.”