Machinists who are on vacation will still get a chance to vote on a proposed contract with Boeing Co.
National leaders of the Machinists union are scheduling a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, despite objections from local union officials who have already rejected the company’s latest offer.
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.
A newly elected Socialist City Council member wants Boeing machinists to take possession of an airplane-building factory if the company decides to move out of state.