Skip to comments.Boeing machinists reject contract Wednesday night
Posted on 11/13/2013 9:45:45 PM PST by 21twelve
Excerpt: Boeing machinists (Washington State) rejected a contract Wednesday that would have exchanged worker concessions for years of secure jobs.
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Sorry - here is the real link to the Kiro 7 News website.
Greed is never pretty. Union greed is downright ugly.
“Full pay ‘til the last day” -Eastern Airlines labor slogan
Boeing could get the negotiations moving by changing all the signs in the plant from English to Spanish.
an excerpt from an earlier article, Nov. 5, 2013
To try to secure a yes vote by the IAMs 31,000 members here and 1,500 more in Portland, Boeing wrapped the bitter pill of its contract proposal in lots of sugar.
The IAM deal includes substantial cash awards: not only the big ratification bonus but also a golden handshake buyout that would allow retirement with boosted pension terms of $95 per month per year of service for anyone over age 58.
The take-aways include significantly higher health-care premiums and, crucially, the radically changed pension plan.
The new pension plan would have the company contribute a fixed percentage of gross salary into a retirement savings account each year: 10 percent the first year, 8 percent the second; 6 percent the third, and 4 percent every year thereafter.
The IAM is the last Boeing union with a traditional pension, and the company has sought unsuccessfully in multiple contract negotiations to move away from a defined-benefit pension plan to such a defined-contributions savings plan.
The offer would also change the wage structure so that new hires would take 16 years to reach the top of the pay scale instead of the 6 years it takes today.....
A company source said that during secret negotiations over the past months, Boeing moved somewhat toward the union on the pension and health-care numbers.....
In tonight's Kiro 7 article they also talk about the stuff that the Governor added to try to keep Boeing and the union happy.
Boeing, Inc. is very hard to deal with.
Good, we can use more jobs down South.
Boeing already has other plants in non-union states that are itching to expand and get this contract.
SOUTH CAROLINA HERE WE COME!!!!!
Seattle is booming. I counted 7 construction cranes looking at the Lake Union side of the city. Boeing would be better off in the South where they are appreciated.
So what happens now? hope their skills include making Twinkies..
“Full pay til the last day -Eastern Airlines labor slogan”
Eastern could have been a great airline too. But the unions tried to act like the UAW and play ‘hardball’.
Another ?...article says they are the last holdout about pensions so this one baffoon union can sink all Boeing jobs?
Crazy greed, tons of Boeing jobs will be lost in that region.
You can bet Obama has the National Labor Relations Board keeping a watchful eye on this.
Not sure what happens now. It sounds like the unions figure Boeing will negotiate. But I’ve read too where some think that Boeing will start negotiations with other state’s to see what their options are (tax breaks, etc.) And I imagine WA state will try to make their offers better to the company and the unions.
If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25 NIV. Of course the unions are not interested in unity, only control and money, the same as the feds. What a shocker.
Thought the same thing. These folks have just voted themselves out of a (pretty darned good) job, in the midst of what is very close to a Great Depression in many areas of the country. Maybe they think Obama is going to ride his Magical Flying Stallion into the plant and scatter Golden Fairy Dust to each and every employee.
The average gross pay for Boeing Machinists last year was about $85,000.