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Michael Hiltzik
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Boeing 777x vote

Aerospace giant Boeing Co.'s largest union approved a controversial contract proposal that cut benefits in exchange for decades of work in Puget Sound on a new jetliner.

  • Boeing contract underscores decline of union clout

    Boeing contract underscores decline of union clout

    A Seattle-area union's close vote ceding hard-won benefits to keep production of a Boeing airliner in the area illustrates the waning clout of labor unions nationwide.

  • The Boeing vote and the death of the middle class

    The Boeing vote and the death of the middle class

    Anyone following last Friday's epochal vote in Washington state on a union contract at Boeing could tell from the workers' comments in various forums that the key issue wasn't whether the contract was good or bad, or even whether Boeing was a good or bad company to work for. The rank-and-file majority...

  • Corporations lead taxpayers to the shearing

    Corporations lead taxpayers to the shearing

    Boeing is likely to be this year's trendsetter in corporate extortion. It's seeking big incentives from states for its 777X airliner production.

  • Boeing machinists union votes on contract to build 777X jetliner

    Boeing machinists union votes on contract to build 777X jetliner

    EVERETT, Wash. -- The union hall closest to Boeing Co.'s biggest manufacturing operation swarmed with activity Friday afternoon, as hundreds of machinist union members queued up to vote on the aerospace giant's latest contract. The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District...

  • Machinists union local set to vote on Boeing contract

    Machinists union local set to vote on Boeing contract

    A vote against the contract offer could prompt Boeing to take its 777X project, estimated to be responsible for 10,000 jobs, out of the Puget Sound area. Long Beach is a possible alternative site.

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