Saturday, January 4, 2014

Union OKs contract, keeps 777X

Union members in Washington State on Friday approved the latest contract offer from Boeing, a decision that ensure the company's 777X aircraft and its composite wings are built in the Puget Sound area. The work includes the fuselage build, final assembly and major components fabrication, such as interiors and wires.Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751 approved the eight-year contract extension offer after rejecting the initial contract offer in November. That initial rejection launched Boeing on a nationwide search for alternate sites, including Huntsville, Ala. Union leadership also rejected a new contract offer in December, but members demanded to vote on the offer. (Source: Boeing, 01/04/13) Previous