Countdown to Boeing strike?

Boeing and its International Association of Machinists union have entered intensive bargaining in the countdown to the September 1 contract expiration. The IAM has a strike vote scheduled for September 3; if 66.1% of the membership votes for a strike, they walk at 12:01am September 4. The last strike, in 2005, lasted a month. Here are several articles looking ahead at the next 10 days.

From Bloomberg News: Final Contracts Begin with 787 Scheduled at Stake.

Wall Street Journal: Big stakes riding in contract talks.

Everett Herald: Boeing, Machinists differ on progress in contract talks.

Everett Herald: IAM to Boeing: We’re willing to strike.

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