Precision Castparts

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.

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.

Precision Castparts must recognize Machinists Union

Precision—a key Boeing supplier—has lost its marathon effort to avoid recognizing the choice of a group of welders to unionize.

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Updates on the union campaigns at Precision Castparts, New Seasons, and Reed College, plus President Trump's "infrastructure Neverland"

Yes, welders can unionize at Precision Castparts, NLRB rules

The case went all the way to Washington, DC, and back, along the way overturning a major Obama-era NLRB ruling.

Trump NLRB majority puts Machinists election win at Precision Castparts back in legal limbo

The ruling has national ramifications, but whether the welders can unionize is again up to the Seattle NLRB office.

Precision Castparts still refusing to recognize Machinist union

The company hopes a new Trump-appointed NLRB majority will vindicate its lawlessness.

Welders at Precision Castparts vote to join Machinists union

A "micro-unit" wins at a company where four previous union campaigns failed.

Machinists win the right to union election for welders at Precision Castparts

A union win Sept. 22 would be the first at one of the area’s largest nonunion industrial employers.

At Precision Castparts, Machinists campaign to organize ‘micro-union’

This time, they seek to represent a group of 102 welders.

Machinists conduct informational picket at Bodycote in Camas

Workers are having a tough time getting a first union contract

Precision Castparts workers vote to stay non-union

The vote on whether to join Machinists is 932-1,258