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Boeing to lay off 800 workers in Everett
King 5 News, king5.com ^ | March 22, 2013 | King 5 News

Posted on 03/22/2013 2:38:05 PM PDT by luckymom

A Boeing spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the company will lay off 800 workers, as well as reduce its overall workforce by 2,000 or more in 2013.

According to a company spokesperson, the layoffs will be primarily of workers in the 787 and 747 post-assembly facilities, all machinists, in Everett. The additional 2,000 to 2,300 positions will be elimated through attrition and transfers.

No employees have been notified of layoffs yet.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aerospace; boeing; everett; layoffs; manufacturing; seattle; washington

1 posted on 03/22/2013 2:38:05 PM PDT by luckymom
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To: luckymom

Sad. You think most are D’s? Elections have consequences.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: luckymom

Sounds like a good decision.Move production to South Carolina where skilled workers do an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 2:42:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: demshateGod

I dont care if the union scum lose all they have!


4 posted on 03/22/2013 2:43:17 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: luckymom
How can this be?

I've just read about how our economy is in the midst of a "strong recovery".

/s

5 posted on 03/22/2013 2:43:31 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: luckymom

Makes sense to lay off the folks finishing out the 787 if you can’t finish them out until the fixes are approved.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 2:44:27 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Gay State Conservative

I imagine that is what they are doing. Although to give the union workers SOME credit - they just voted the other week to accept their latest contract without going on strike.

Not like in 2008 a few months after the stock market crashed and they went on strike.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 2:45:38 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: luckymom
Someone remind me...HOW did Washington state vote again?

Oh, wait, here it is from the Seattle Slimes:

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Forced celebration of sodomy won, too: 53.7% to 46.3%.

Moral decline will be followed by economic decline. You voted for it, Washington. Enjoy.

8 posted on 03/22/2013 2:45:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: luckymom

Time for Boing to open an “open shop” plant in the south.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 2:46:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: luckymom

Good. Obama’s redistribution continues.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 3:00:05 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: rrrod

This is telling. They like D’s and tax levies.
http://shoreline.patch.com/articles/king-snohomish-county-election-results-2012

And Snohomish county gave Zero 57% of the vote.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: luckymom

I think if you are a machinist in Everett you just found out.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 3:04:56 PM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: demshateGod

Let the scum suffer!


13 posted on 03/22/2013 3:07:06 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: luckymom

If you work for Boeing and you’re a conservative machinist, you have my empathy.

If you are an Obama voting democrat, I am LMAO @you. “Your chickens are.....coming home.....to roost”.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 3:07:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: luckymom

800 in that Democrat enclave???

Is that all???

Do I hear 1000???

going once .... going twice ...


15 posted on 03/22/2013 3:14:43 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: luckymom

Is this because of Defense cuts or Dreamliner problems or both?


16 posted on 03/22/2013 3:16:04 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: luckymom
Unlike many posters here, I refuse to dance on the graves of people that are losing their jobs. Most of you have no idea who many of these people really are. Some could be Conservative Christians with small children or a sick parent. Yet the venom is in full force.

Moreover, these were people who worked - something we have a shortage of in this country.

Shame is an appropriate word to use here.

17 posted on 03/22/2013 3:17:00 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SoFloFreeper

Washington State, you deserve this, all of you who voted for the Failure. Chumps!


18 posted on 03/22/2013 3:20:48 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You've found your faith, but lost your soul." Al Stewart from "Here in Angola")
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To: luckymom
Ouch, that is going to really hurt the State budget deliberations.
19 posted on 03/22/2013 3:25:56 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: luckymom
Seattle is a bastion city for liberalism. They live by the democrat sword up there and impale themselves as a result. Pity party not forthcoming.

King County (Seattle) presidential election results 2012

Obama/Biden - 668,004 votes (68.72%)
Romney/Ryan - 275,700 votes (28.36%)

20 posted on 03/22/2013 3:29:48 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: demshateGod
Sad. You think most are D’s? Elections have consequences.Yeah Machinists' union in Seattle area pretty radical. Most are knee jerk Dems.
21 posted on 03/22/2013 3:34:48 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: SkyPilot

While you did not direct that specifically at me, I plead guilty. I was wrong and you’re right.

Personally, I have difficulty in holding my powder when it comes to those I believe hate me and want to disrupt my life. That is not meant to be an excuse.... it just is - what it is.

2,000 job losses from Boeing will cost thousands more jobs in Snow and King county....actually, all over the area.

Anyway, you are right.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 3:49:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: luckymom

Time for the ol’ Board to go up again near I5 - “Last one out, please turn the lights out.”


23 posted on 03/22/2013 3:55:59 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: demshateGod
ad. You think most are D’s?

Do D's even work? Oh that's right, they do if they belong to one of Zero's favorite unions. Boeing went around the RATS and their UNIONS and opened a manufacturing facility in a "RIGHT TO WORK STATE". These layoffs are in the union shop located in Everette, WA. Watch the screams coming from the union and the NLRB.
24 posted on 03/22/2013 3:57:32 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Gator113
No worries. To be honest, I have piled on the misery of others as well. I don't want Liberalism to win, but it seems to be doing so. However, the plight of several people I know has reminded me of things I needed to be reminded of.

I am sure some of these families are Obamamites, but even if the parents are, what of their kids? When a family loses a job, it is a nightmare.

God told Abraham he would not destroy Sodom if there were 10 righteous. It may be a pretty safe bet that many of these families affected by these job losses are righteous people who fear God.

And you're right - the multiplying affect of this loss will be far felt in the area.

25 posted on 03/22/2013 4:06:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: luckymom

This is one of the reasons why the commie union thugs are pushing so hard for amnesty. They are going to need those illegal aliens as new members to replace all of the Americana that have been laid off.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 4:11:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: SkyPilot

;>)


27 posted on 03/22/2013 4:17:23 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: SkyPilot
Unlike many posters here, I refuse to dance on the graves of people that are losing their jobs. ... Shame is an appropriate word to use here.

SkyPilot, like your handle, can't agree with your sentiments. A kid has bad parents, he has no choce, you can feel sorry for him. He grows up, and suppose he joins a union to get a job, that is a choice. He loses his job because of his union, too bad, you can feel sorry for him but our old friend schadenfreude kicks in, what did you expect. Poor life choices is the progenitor of bad luck.

So no one is dancing on the grave of someone who lost their job, no, they are recognizing that actions have consequences. No shame is due them. Think these positions through and check for self-righteousness.

28 posted on 03/22/2013 4:58:35 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: SandwicheGuy
Think these positions through and check for self-righteousness.

The irony is just amazing.

29 posted on 03/22/2013 5:01:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: luckymom

caused by the sequestration?


30 posted on 03/22/2013 5:01:36 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: SkyPilot

I have friends who just moved to Everett from Florida to take a job at Boeing. I don’t have the heart to ask if he is on the chopping block (I’m pretty sure that he is). One of the things that some who are quick to judge - or simply bash - is that in a non right~to~work state even conservatives sometimes need to take union jobs. In my buddy’s case I’m pretty sure that he was a Beck Objector.

I for one choose to blame Øbongo for this rather than kick these people when they’re down.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 5:10:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SkyPilot

Ain’t it just! Think about it... Life is fun if you do.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 5:36:09 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: luckymom

Update per King 5: A Boeing spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the company will lay off 800 workers, as well as reduce its overall workforce by 2,000 or more in 2013.

Update: According to a company spokesperson, the layoffs will be primarily of workers in the 787 and 747 post-assembly facilities, all machinists, in Everett.
The additional 2,000 to 2,300 positions will be elimated through attrition and transfers.

Boeing and the Machinists Union say the layoffs aren’t unexpected. The union added that while it’s never good to lose jobs, there is no reason to panic.
No employees have been notified of layoffs yet.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 7:59:40 PM PDT by luckymom (The Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God. -C.S. Lewis)
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