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Boeing says machinists union rejected
´best and final´ 777X contract

Los Angeles Times, by W.J. Hennigan

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Boeing Co. said the machinists union in Washington has rejected a “best and final” contract proposal that would ensure the aerospace giant would build its next-generation 777X airliner in the state. The announcement came after the third day of meetings between Boeing and the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751. The talks were the first between the two sides since the union overwhelmingly voted to reject a eight-year contract extension last month. Since then, Boeing has opened a nationwide sweepstakes asking other states to submit incentive-laden proposals. The company said it received proposals from 22 states, many of which

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Welcome to Huntsville, Alabama. Home to the most engineers per capita and #2 in phd´s to Silicon Valley. Oh, and a 12,500 ft. runway to boot. Did I mention right to work state?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: artsy, 12/13/2013 1:06:55 AM     (No. 9651847)

Let´s hope that justice prevails. This could send a far reaching message to greedy unions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/13/2013 1:14:58 AM     (No. 9651849)

This is an opportunity for Boeing to think outside the box -- the box that has been created by Washington DC. Boeing should move this work offshore, not to another state. This is no longer a country in which to do business, and especially not one in which to do manufacturing. As long as companies like Boeing continue to "embrace the suck", the DC crowd will continue to make us suck.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mfm, 12/13/2013 1:15:48 AM     (No. 9651850)

And the not to be dissed machinists cheer and march with their signs into unemployment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/13/2013 1:40:44 AM     (No. 9651864)

Actually, I thought this was a legitimate news article until I got near the end and saw: "On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown´s office of Business and Economic Development announced that it would submit a proposal to the company." Very funny, Onion, very funny.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/13/2013 3:48:12 AM     (No. 9651888)

Boeing´s greedy union workers need to embrace the suck.

I didn´t realize it until the other day that Washington State doesn´t have an income tax.So whatever the workers make far exceeds the value they would get in other states but they still kick and moan.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 12/13/2013 3:49:07 AM     (No. 9651889)

If there is one thing that unions are good at, it´s cutting their own throats. Now they will have no benefits and no jobs in Seattle.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rinohunter, 12/13/2013 4:09:23 AM     (No. 9651892)

Seattle…soon to become the next Detroit. See ya Seattle. It was nice knowing ya!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: miceal, 12/13/2013 4:17:24 AM     (No. 9651894)

Come on down to "God´s Country" Boeing.....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/13/2013 4:20:52 AM     (No. 9651897)

The Chinese would love to supply Boeing.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/13/2013 7:18:48 AM     (No. 9652005)

For the union:

the good news - pay remains high
the bad news - there are no jobs

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Reply 11 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/13/2013 7:42:09 AM     (No. 9652036)

OP, as mentioned previously, Boeing already has a up-to-date plant at Charleston AFB/Int´l Airport churning out the 787s. A little re-tooling here and there and voila, 777s start rolling out.

Unions; is there anything they DON´T screw up? [h/t Homer Simpson].

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/13/2013 8:18:16 AM     (No. 9652081)

VJ and BHO are cueing the NLRB , ASAP.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/13/2013 8:40:48 AM     (No. 9652114)

Remember: Øbama made illegal (soon to be judged ) appointments to the NLRB. These cronies are the ones who have emboldended the Union at Boing. They are the people who have forced Boing to stop expanidng into right to work states. AS a corporation, Boing is losing badly to foregin competition- names the EU aerospace corps. Boing is also a critical national defence contractor, which prevents them from going too much to overseas contractors. The only options Boing is being reduced to are not good for future business. The 777 is already in development trouble and is years behind in being able to competitively supply Boing customers. Some critical contracts have been abandoned or severly cut back, customers disgusted with Boing´s failure to control it´s labor force and supply it´s obligations in a timely manner- as promised. Watch for Boing to enter Chapt 11. Severe trouble is brewing over this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/13/2013 8:43:12 AM     (No. 9652117)

Thank you, Union Slugs! Boeing assembly plant, coming soon to a Southern state near you...........

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/13/2013 9:16:29 AM     (No. 9652167)

Once again a union demonstrates that its era is past. These fools prefer 100% of nothing than a more realistic percentage of something.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: formerNYer, 12/13/2013 10:18:36 AM     (No. 9652257)

Tennessee welcomes you!!!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 12/13/2013 10:36:45 AM     (No. 9652287)

First, Boing is incorrect. It´s BoEing. I remember when I was a young whipper-snapper in Seattle. The economy was Boeing. When Boeing was down so was Seattle. Seattle is probably less dependent on Boeing in 2013. But it will be hard to imagine them leaving Seattle. WA/Seattle have asked for this problem. I feel very smug...Boeing doing well in the Carolinas. Serves those libs in WA/Seattle right. I believe the Dreamliner was made by a conglomerate of interests. A wing in China; another wing in Iran (Just kidding). It was built by foreign sources as a joint diversity venture. Perhaps it´s problems comes from this. Unions will either kill this company or the company will find a friendlier place to land their company. Another note - Boeing contracted a company here in New Iberia, LA to paint their planes. We also have a very long run-way...former Naval Air Station. WHOOO BoEing. We´re ready and waiting too!!!!

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