December 6, 2011 -
December 1, 2011
A new 4-year labor contract secures manufacture of the 737 MAX in Renton, and job security for thousands of Washington residents.
CONGRATULATIONS to Boeing and the Machinists union for the hard work and foresight each side brought to the negotiations that resulted in a new four-year contract.
Their prudent investments resulted in a substantial accomplishment for labor, aerospace and Washington state: the manufacture of the 737MAX in Renton and related final assembly of the 737 line.
Giddy barely describes the reaction to the tentative contract deal, which is still subject to union ratification. Political and business leaders and grateful citizens shared in the assessment of a beaming co-chair of the Washington Aerospace Partnership who described "a wonderful day."
Boeing clearly recognized the quality of the workforce that proudly produces the industry's best airplanes. Keeping the work in place and in skilled hands will reassure customers that production commitments will be met. Always good for business. READ MORE...