International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be.
After much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.
Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co.
Leaders in the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have publicly differed on whether to bring Boeing’s latest contract offer to a vote.
Boeing machinists in the Northwest have rejected a contentious contract proposal that would have exchanged concessions for decades of secure jobs.