Machinists Ratify Boeing Deal. Will NLRB Drop Suit?

Boeing Co. Machinists approved a pay deal that will keep them building the 737 jet in Washington state and averts the risk of contract negotiations sparking a third straight strike.

The deal won 74 percent support yesterday in a ballot for 31,000 Machinists, mostly in the Seattle area, who accepted the surprise proposal unveiled last week that extends the current agreement by four years.

The union also asked the National Labor Relations Board to retract a complaint filed over a new 787 Dreamliner factory in South Carolina. The deal gives workers assurances that a revamped version of the 737 will be built in Washington, while Boeing will be strike-free through 2016, after four Machinist walkouts since 1989 delayed hundreds of deliveries.  Get the full read at Bloomberg Business Week here.


Posted on December 8, 2011, in Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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