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Boeing Machinists End Strike

Union members ratify pact; work to resume after 8 weeks

(Newser) - The Boeing strike is over. Machinists in three states overwhelmingly ratified a union contract to end an eight-week strike that cut the airplane maker's profits and stalled jetliner deliveries. The union says the contract protects more than 5,000 factory jobs, prevents the outsourcing of certain positions, and preserves health... More »

Boeing CEO Hopeful as Strike Talks Set to Resume

Firm may find compromise on crucial outsourcing issue

(Newser) - Boeing’s CEO is confident that the next round of talks could resolve a costly strike by its machinists union, the Seattle Times reports. With formal negotiations set to resume tomorrow, Jim McNerney thinks headway can be made on the pivotal issue of outsourcing the production of parts traditionally fashioned... More »

Boeing Strike Drags on After Talks With Union Collapse

Outsourced production remains logjam issue in dispute costing airplane-maker $100M a day

(Newser) - Talks broke down between Boeing and its machinists’ union yesterday, with no agreement in sight to end the 38-day-old strike, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Negotiations snagged over job security: Boeing has cut labor costs by outsourcing the production of certain parts formerly made by the machinists, and the return of... More »

Boeing Machinists Vote to Strike; Postpone 48 Hours

After voting to strike, union agrees to mediator plea to return to bargaining

(Newser) - Boeing's largest union voted overwhelmingly to strike last night, but agreed to extend the current contract 48 hours for a last-ditch effort at the bargaining table to avert a walkout. Federal mediators urged the delay, after 87% of the company's machinists voted to reject Boeing's offer for a new 3-year... More »

Boeing Union Slams Offer, Urges Workers to Strike

Union recommends workers vote against contract; some see $120M a day losses

(Newser) - Boeing union leaders are urging members to turn down the company’s latest offer and go on strike, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Union chiefs have also filed a charge of unfair labor practice against management for "direct dealing with our members." Machinists plan to vote on Boeing's offer... More »

Surrogate Ups the Ante on Obama Attacks

Clinton warm-up speaker sets a new standard for nasty

(Newser) - Political surrogates often get stuck with the dirty work, but one Clinton-backing union leader came “close to redefining the genre” last night, the New York Times’ John M. Broder reports: R. Thomas Buffenbarger called Barack Obama a “silver-tongued warrior with a microphone…dancing to the tune of billionaires.... More »

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