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Veterans group honors IAM District 751 for supporting ex-military

A Puget Sound chapter of the Disabled American Veterans has honored Machinists Union District Lodge 751.

SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 has been honored by a local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans for its support of America’s veterans.

Like the DAV, District 751 works to ensure that American veterans can access all the benefits they have coming to them after their service, said Marvin Burnett, a former Machinists Union steward who now commands DAV’s Chapter 23 in West Seattle.

“Thank you and everyone in the union for taking care of our veterans,” he said, as he presented District 751 with a plaque.

The Boeing Co. does a lot for veterans “because we insisted on that,” said District President Tom Wroblewski, who accepted the award.

“We all owe every one of our veterans a debt of gratitude,” Wroblewski said. “Anything we can do on your behalf, we need to do.”

Burnett led a DAV delegation that presented the award at the Jan. 10 meeting of Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-C. Stewards and officers belonging to the local passed the hat and collected $616 for DAV Chapter 23 at the meeting.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents nearly 34,000 working men and women at 48 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

To learn more about District 751, read the Machinists News.

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