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Boeing may move 777X
out of Washington state

Associated Press, by Mike Baker

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/14/2013 5:11:59 PM

Seattle - Boeing´s ties to the Pacific Northwest date 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, (Snip) In the contract vote late Wednesday, The International Association of Machinists District 751 rejected the proposal with 67 percent of the votes. Union members who called for a no vote did so in protest of Boeing´s push to end a traditional pension plan and increase their health care costs.

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Under the heading of, while 0bama was lying to US, on the Left Coast, they had enough of the treachery. While one can always see Boeing workers fight for their pensions, just as important are their health care costs that allow them to malinger and get paid well while doing so. And, if the great RED state of Texas gets this prize, as we should have gotten their headquarters, it´s going to hurt the dRATS BIG TIME.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/14/2013 5:17:05 PM     (No. 9613561)

GM gave in to similar union demands decades ago and it ruined their company. I hope Boeing hangs tough and avoids the same fate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: govlawyer, 11/14/2013 5:42:40 PM     (No. 9613596)

I guess the unions forgot what happened to Hostess Twinkies bakers. Oh, well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 11/14/2013 6:12:50 PM     (No. 9613632)

The unions are apparently following a GOP lead and are committing suicide.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: watashiyo, 11/14/2013 6:14:41 PM     (No. 9613636)

Let the union win! Unintended consequences?
Few hundred will be laid off along with few business closures. And don´t forget the other collateral damages in relation to union victory.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 11/14/2013 6:48:44 PM     (No. 9613684)

The Hostess Boeing aircraft company coming soon to South Carolina.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DaddyO, 11/14/2013 7:03:58 PM     (No. 9613706)

"Boeing Co. said today it will invest another $1 billion and add at least 2000 jobs at its North Charleston 787 campus by 2020"

Writing. Wall. So long, suckers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/14/2013 10:15:34 PM     (No. 9613888)

Why is the South where all the business is going? I hate heat. I like winter. Can´t there be any northern bastions of conservatism (sorry, North Dakota, I can´t go there)?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/14/2013 10:58:47 PM     (No. 9613925)

I posted a comment on the Connection before I found this posting - a huge gas tax rides on this deal. -

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Reply 9 - Posted by: toddh, 11/15/2013 12:16:33 PM     (No. 9614819)

Boeing, Boeing - gone!

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