Boeing says they won’t reopen labor contract discussions
Looks like there is going to be another strike at Boeing. The company says they won’t reopen negotiations with the Machinists union after they rejected an 8 year deal. Looks like the plant in Charleston, South Carolina will be getting some additional work.
Here’s more from the Puget Sound:
The day after local Machinists overwhelmingly rejected Boeing’s contract proposal — which the company said would guarantee thousands of future aerospace jobs for Washington state — Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said Thursday it has no plans to reopen talks with the union.
“Boeing has no plans to re-engage with the union regarding contract negotiations until prior to the current contract expiration in 2016,” said Boeing spokesman Doug Alder in a statement.
The International Association of Machinists District 751 turned down Boeing’s proposed eight-year contract extension by a 67 percent “no” vote, leaving Boeing — as it said right after the vote — “no choice but to open the process competitively and pursue all options for the 777X.”
Gov. Jay Inslee, who is heading to a trade conference in Shanghai, said after the vote that Washington state — which has already passed an $8.7 billion package of tax breaks for Boeing — still will compete for the 777X work.