IAM 751 vs Boeing on 787 Line 2

Dashing off a quick note here, since we’re still on hiatus. IAM 751 successfully achieved a complaint and hearing from the National Labor Relations Board filed a year ago against Boeing, alleging that the October 2009 decision to… Read More

Publication obtains Boeing’s SC deal

A publication obtained an 18-page summary of the incentives obtained by Boeing for its 787 Line 2 in Charleston (SC). The news report may be accessed here.

SC incentives to Boeing nearing $1bn

Boeing told Washington State that incentives had nothing to do with its decision to locate 787 Line 2 in Charleston (SC)–that it was all about the unions. This article in the Charleston Post and Courier reveals that incentives… Read More

787 Line 2 Post Mortem

The Background It had been a long time coming. Boeing’s 787 repeated delays and great backlog meant that the company had to have a second production line to catch up and to offer delivery positions within reasonable time… Read More

How SC won the Boeing deal

This 5-page story (when printed out) picked up by several SC newspapers tells how Boeing selected Charleston for Line 2 and it paints a very different picture than the one in the previous post of the Everett Herald… Read More

Boeing talks a sham: newspaper

Update: Boeing spokesman Tim Healy provided this response to us when we asked about the article: “We were utterly serious about reaching an agreement. And we told the IAM quite precisely what we needed from them and when.”… Read More

Dueling Messages: Boeing vs IAM

The spin wars continue. Earlier today Boeing issued a message to employees explaining, from its perspective, why a deal with the IAM could not be reached. A few hours later, the IAM 751 responded. We have both after… Read More

787 Line 2 aftermath

Update, Oct. 30: We’ll be posting our post mortem Monday, Nov. 2. This isn’t the post mortem we’re working on but there is a lot of traffic to this site today, obviously looking for some thoughts, so here… Read More

Wake up call? C’mon

The Seattle Times called Boeing’s decision to locate 787 Line 2 in Charleston a “wake up call.” So did a few others. C’mon. Boeing has been leaving Puget Sound (Seattle) for decades, step-by-step. We predicted in April Line… Read More

787 Line 2 Update, Oct. 28

Update, 11:30 AM PDT: The Boeing Board of Directors is to make the decision on siting Line 2 today or tomorrow–we have somewhat conflicting information. We’re trying for some clarification. Original Post: A flurry of activity erupted last… Read More