Machinists who are on vacation will still get a chance to vote on a proposed contract with Boeing Co.
A Boeing executive said Tuesday the company is narrowing its options as it searches for a place to build the 777X passenger plane.
Some machinists in Puget Sound plan to rally in favor of a Boeing contract vote, a union member said Monday, escalating tensions over the handling of negotiations tied to the new 777X passenger airplane.
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.
A Boeing spokesman says the company has presented a “best and final counterproposal” to the Machinists union but union leaders rejected the offer to keep much of the work on Boeing’s new 777X jet in the Puget Sound region.
Boeing is shifting hundreds of jobs to Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina as it restructures its research and technology operations.
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.
Boeing Co. is soliciting bids from more than a dozen locations that want to build the new 777X airplane.
State and local leaders are working to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant to the Huntsville area.
U.S.-based Boeing Co. dominated on the first day of the Dubai Airshow, netting $100 billion in orders at an event that showcased the spending power and aggressive expansion efforts of the Middle East’s Gulf Arab carriers.