Sunday, December 22, 2013

Boeing Gives Machinists Another Chance To Save Their Jobs

But they're probably too stupid to accept it. 
Despite the vehement opposition of local union leaders, the national headquarters of the Machinists union has ordered a vote on Boeing’s revised offer to extend their contract, setting the stage for a divisive battle that could decide whether the company’s 777X plane is built here.

International Association of Machinists (IAM) headquarters representative Rich Michalski said the vote is set for Jan 3.

But the local leadership of Puget Sound-area IAM District 751, which declined to put the new offer to a membership vote, made clear Saturday it will continue to oppose the new offer. 

“Because of the massive take-aways, the Union is adamantly recommending members reject this offer,” a message on the District 751 website said.

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