Boeing Union Affirms New Contract, Secures Future Of 777X in Washington

Late Friday night the Boeing machinist union voted to accept management’s latest contract offer. I predicted it would be a close vote but I thought the local union leadership would sway enough folks to vote no even though they were likely casting a vote to phase out their jobs long-term. It was close (51-49) but the union voted yes, which means, in theory, labor harmony until next decade and a firm decision by Boeing to build the vast majority of the 777X in the Seattle area. The 777X is likely […]