Six political leaders have urged machinists in the Puget Sound to accept a proposed contract from Boeing that moves them away from a fixed-payment pension plan — even though the officials have the same type of retirement package.
Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Puget Sound on Monday that this week’s vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane.
In an open letter to Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, Ralph Nader said the company’s effort to squeeze worker pensions and pay is “unseemly.” He cited McNerney’s salary as one reason and the tax advantages the company is receiving as another.
Local machinists spokesman Bryan Corliss said Friday that the company withdrew its latest contract offer after union leaders told Boeing Co. they could not recommend the proposal to members.
Missouri’s bid for a Boeing assembly plant could include more than $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades if the airplane manufacturer adds thousands of jobs, according to new details given to lawmakers Tuesday.
State and local leaders are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area.
Boeing’s history in the Pacific Northwest dates back more than a century, when William Boeing purchased a Seattle shipyard that would become his first airplane factory.