International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

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Boeing Eyes Washington Exit, Other States Drool

Big prize up for grabs after machinists turn down deal

(Newser) - Boeing's long history in Washington state is at a turning point and other states—including California, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama—are gleefully eyeing the prospect of thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of well-paid jobs building the company's upcoming 777X aircraft, the AP reports. A machinists union rejected... More »

Boeing Reaches Deal With Striking Union

Tentative agreement would end 52-day machinists walkout

(Newser) - Boeing's 27,000 striking machinists could be back to work within days if they approve a deal hammered out with the help of a federal mediator late last night, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The deal will give machinists a 15% pay increase over four years and limit the amount of... 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 »

Sides Dig In Despite Boeing Strike Costs

Stoppage in week 4; price tag nears $1.3B for aircraft giant

(Newser) - Machinists employed by Boeing have been on strike for more than 3 weeks, with no end in sight; analysts say if the stoppage reaches a month, it could cost the aircraft maker $1.3 billion, the Seattle Times reports. The union sees its position as good, given Boeing’s huge... More »

Shareholders OK Delta-Northwest Merger

Deal awaits approval from antitrust regulators

(Newser) - Shareholders of Delta and Northwest voted nearly unanimously today to approve the airlines' merger, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. With shareholders in agreement, federal antitrust regulators must now approve the deal. A Justice Department decision is expected late this year, but labor issues remain. Dozens of workers protested today outside the... More »

Boeing Machinists on Strike

Action shuts down plane production

(Newser) - Some 27,000 Boeing machinists launched a strike early this morning after failing to reach an agreement with the company on a new contract, reports Reuters. A boisterous crowd of more than 100 workers gathered near the entrance of Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, whistling, honking and waving picket signs... More »

Boeing Union to Strike at Midnight

Workers, company fail to reach deal after 2 extra days of negotiations

(Newser) - Boeing’s biggest union opted today to strike at midnight after failing to reach a last-minute contract deal, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nearly 27,000 Seattle-area machinists and aerospace workers will walk off the job over health, job security, and pay raise issues in Boeing's latest offer. The union... More »

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