Machinists District Lodge W24

Trouble at Oregon Tradeswomen

The pre-apprenticeship nonprofit is hemorrhaging board members and staff and may be losing favor with local unions.


Machinists District Lodge W24 at its annual awards banquet June 17 honored nearly 125 members for their years of service as union members.

Oregon Tradeswomen recognizes staff union

They help women get into rewarding union careers. Now, they'll will be union members too, affiliating with Machinists District Lodge W24.

Pierce Pacific workers decertify from union

After 40 years of union representation, workers at Portland manufacturer Pierce Pacific will no longer be members of Machinists District Lodge W24.

Weyerhaeuser mills reopen after 48-day Machinists strike

For the first time since 1986, loggers and millworkers faced off against one of the world’s biggest corporations.

Welders decertify union at Precision Castparts

The vote brings a five-year saga to a close in which company lawyers stonewalled union supporters at every turn.

Weyerhaeuser strike: Six weeks in, still no deal

Machinists union members voted down another Weyerhaeuser proposal that failed to fix the core issues behind the walkout.

Weyerhaeuser strike enters fifth week

Weyerhaeuser mills and log yards across the Northwest have been silent as the lumber giant faces off against its own workers.

Machinists battle de-cert effort at Pierce Pacific

Machinists Local Lodge 1005 and District Lodge W24 are reminding Pierce-Pacific workers of the benefits of union representation.

Electric big rigs are now union-made in Portland

Daimler started producing the long-awaited eCascadia this summer, and plans to start deliveries of the all-electric big rig later this year.

Strikes hit Weyerhaeuser all over the Northwest

Machinists District Lodge W24 members overwhelmingly rejected what Weyerhaeuser called its “final” contract offer, and authorized a strike.

Weyerhaeuser workers in Eugene stay nonunion

After a heavy anti-union campaign from management, Weyerhaeuser workers in Eugene voted against unionizing.

Hogs for dogs

Harleys - including those owned by Machinists members - hit the road for a fundraiser to train seeing-eye dogs.

Weyerhaeuser workers go union in Albany

Forklift operators at a wood products distribution center voted 11-5 to affiliate with Machinists District Lodge W24.

Machinists reach out to veterans in need

Machinists hosted a barbecue at a transitional housing village for veterans in a growing partnership between the union and nonprofit Do Good Multnomah.

Machinists file for union election at Weyerhaeuser facilities in Albany and Eugene

The two units, some of the last remaining nonunion, would bring 145 new members to Machinists District Lodge W24.

Dwain Panian goes back up the hill

Panian, 60, retired July 1 after 38 years working at the Freightliner truck plant, the last five as a Machinists rep

Mechanics vote for union at Jim Fisher Volvo

Mechanics and lube technicians at a Portland Volvo dealership voted 7 to 3 to be represented by the Machinists District Lodge W24.

Union busters file for decertification at Precision Castparts

The Milwaukie, Oregon-based company never accepted a 2017 vote by its welders to join the Machinists union.

Penske technicians get raises in 3-year contract

The three-year contract contains wage increases of 5.5% in the first year, 3.5% in the second and 3% in the third.