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  • Four Machinists ask NLRB to overturn last week’s vote (Boeing)

    01/07/2014 2:59:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 7, 2014 | Dominic Gates
    The separate complaints focus on the timing of the union vote that narrowly approved Boeing’s 777X contract extension.Four individual Machinists at Boeing have filed separate complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking to overturn the 777X contract extension vote that passed by a slim margin last week. Anne Pomerantz, NLRB regional attorney, said the agency will investigate the charges, gather evidence and decide if any action is warranted. The process typically takes approximately 12 weeks, she said. The union members filed the unfair labor practices claims against the national headquarters of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), which...
  • Boeing machinists approve contract securing 777X jet

    01/04/2014 9:43:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/04/2014 | Alwyn Scott, Jonathan Kaminsky and Bill Rigby
    SEATTLE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing's machinists on Friday narrowly approved a crucial labor contract that secured thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity for Washington state but will cost workers their pensions. The vote of 51 percent to 49 percent to accept the deal means Boeing Co will build its new 777X jetliner and wings in the Seattle area, where Boeing has built aircraft for more than 90 years. Had the workers rejected the offer, Boeing would have considered making the successor to its popular 777 widebody jet elsewhere, and had received offers from 22 states interested...
  • 777X offer puts Machinists, Boeing at ‘rock and a hard place’

    12/15/2013 3:31:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    the seattle Times ^ | December 15, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    If the Machinists union and Boeing could agree to a contract deal, Washington state would secure decades of work fabricating the 777X airliner’s advanced wing and assembling the jet here. Yet the union is divided and in turmoil over what the company calls its best and final offer. Two distinct, passionate arguments boiled up among the 31,000 local Machinists after their leaders Thursday rejected the revised offer. One vocal faction, including the local leadership, is dug in, unwilling to give up its hard-won gains from the past by making concessions on pay and benefits. Another group, including officials from the...
  • Rank and file to decide on ‘last’ Boeing offer, union leader says

    12/13/2013 9:42:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | December 12, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    After talks broke down between Boeing and the Machinists union over placing the 777X work in Washington state, the union’s lead negotiator said the membership will get a chance to decide on what the company had said was its last offer.Washington’s bid to place work on the 777X jet in the state may not be dead yet, despite the abrupt collapse Thursday afternoon of negotiations between Boeing management and the Machinists union. In a phone interview late Thursday, the Machinists union’s lead negotiator said rank-and-file membership will get a chance to decide on the Boeing offer that the union leadership...
  • Boeing picks 15 potential sites nationwide to build 777X

    11/23/2013 11:49:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 23, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing has issued a formal request for proposals (RFP) to 15 locations around the United States that will bid for the work of building its forthcoming 777X jet, according to a source close to the discussions. Washington state is one of the 15 sites under consideration. The others include both existing Boeing locations and new “greenfield” sites, the source said. Boeing spokesman Doug Alder confirmed Saturday that the RFPs were sent out late Friday afternoon and into the evening.
  • Boeing Scores $100B in Orders at Airshow, Inks New Supply Deal

    11/18/2013 8:28:22 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 18, 2013 | Jennifer Booten
    Shares of Boeing (BA) climbed into the green early Monday after the jet maker unveiled fresh orders for its upcoming 777x and struck a new supply deal with a major firm in the United Arab Emirates. The Chicago-based Dreamliner maker racked up roughly $100 billion in orders with Middle Eastern carriers on the first day of the 2013 Dubai Airshow. The 342 orders in the fast-growing market doubled those awarded to rival Airbus.
  • Dubai's Emirates Air Orders 150 Boeing 777X Planes Worth $76 Billion

    11/17/2013 11:14:19 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | RORY JONES
    DUBAI—Emirates Airline on Sunday placed a $76 billion order with Boeing Co. BA +0.73% at the Dubai airshow for 150 of the manufacturer's new 777X aircraft, helping make the model the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. The Dubai-based carrier, which is the world's largest international airline by capacity, is the biggest scalp so far for Boeing as it is the largest operator of the manufacturer's current 777 fleet, with more than 120 in service. Qatar Airways, meanwhile, placed an order for 50 Boeing 777X worth $19 billion, and Emirates said it had purchase rights for a further 50...
  • Boeing may move 777X out of Washington state

    11/14/2013 3:53:09 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Nov 2013 | MIKE BAKER
    SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing's history in the Pacific Northwest dates back more than a century, when William Boeing purchased a Seattle shipyard that would become his first airplane factory. In recent years, however, those ties have been fraying, first with the company shifting its headquarters to Chicago, then with the development of a new production line in South Carolina. Now, the relationship between Boeing and Washington state is near the point of unraveling after a fiery debate among machinists this week led the workers to reject a long-term contract. On Thursday, Boeing made good on its threats and said it...
  • Boeing may look to Right to Work states for newest plane

    11/14/2013 6:52:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    This will probably come as no surprise to those who watched the federal government stepping in to help unions strongarm manufacturers in the last few years, but Boeing is back in the news with more labor issues. The aerospace giant is getting ready to unveil their newest jet – the 777X – which had been widely expected to be built in the Seattle area as so many of their other lines have been. But at the last minute, the unions decided the deal wasn’t fat enough for their tastes. Boeing workers’ rejection of a new labour deal has sent the...
  • State perks set, now union to vote on Boeing 777X offer

    11/12/2013 5:09:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | November 11, 2013 | Dan Catchpole and Jerry Cornfield, Herald Writers
    EVERETT -- A couple hundred Machinist union members held an unofficial rally Monday outside their union hall near Paine Field to protest a contract extension offer negotiated in secret by the Boeing Co. and the union's international leadership.The message: Boeing's promise to build the 777X in Everett, in exchange for significant changes in retirement and health benefits, among other things, will undercut the union and is a bluff by the Chicago-based company's leadership."They're trying to kill us. Period," said Wilson Ferguson, a delivery mechanic on the 737 line in Renton and president of Local A. "At the end of the...
  • Machinists union leader: Boeing offer ‘a piece of crap’ (Everett, WA)

    11/08/2013 10:19:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 7, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    Machinists are expressing anger at the terms offered by Boeing to win the 777X work for Everett. Boeing said in a statement that the company is ready to "pursue other options" outside Washington.In a dramatic end to a meeting with hundreds of disgruntled Machinists at the Seattle union headquarters Thursday night, District 751 President Tom Wroblewski tore up a copy of Boeing’s contract proposal and said he would try to have it withdrawn. “I know this is a piece of crap,” Wroblewski said about the proposed new eight-year agreement that Boeing says will determine whether the forthcoming 777X jet is...