Airbus, Boeing claim victory in today’s WTO ruling over Washington State tax breaks

Airbus claims “knockout blow.” Boeing claims “complete victory.” WTO Summary of findings and ruling. All the WTO documents are here. Opinion: No sanctions will be levied on Airbus or Boeing. Seattle Times on why nothing will happen with… Read More

Washington State: tie jobs-for-tax breaks like other states do

March 12, 2015: Legislators in Washington State are coming down to the wire on a proposed bill promoted by two key Boeing labor unions to tie job levels to tax breaks. Irrespective of party lines, this is a… Read More

Farnborough Air Show, July 15: WA State and Mitsubishi; PW GTF issue revealed, finally;

The news that Mitsubishi will stage flight testing for its new MRJ 90-seat jet program at Moses Lake (WA) is, parochially, good news. And it is exactly the type of non-industrial aerospace business that we’ve been advocating for… Read More

Boeing slammed for moving jobs to Southern California, WA state for naivete

Boeing took two hits over the weekend from Seattle Times columnists for the announcement that 1,000 engineering jobs will move from the Puget Sound area to Southern California. Columnist Danny Westneat interviewed a “lonely, ignored voice” who predicted… Read More

Audacity and hypocrisy: the Boeing 777X RFP

We received an email from a Reader, who works for Boeing, about the details that emerged last week of Boeing’s Request for Proposals for the site location for the 777X: I went to your site today to see… Read More

IAM 751 head faces critics, appears to tamp down some dissent

The head of the IAM 751 union, Tom Wroblewski, faced tough questioning at the District’s regularly scheduled meeting last night and appears to have calmed at least some dissenters who were sharply critical of his actions in connection… Read More

Odds and Ends: WA Gov chases Boeing, IAM; CSeries EIS; Yank

Pursuing Boeing, IAM: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told KING5 News (NBC, Seattle) yesterday that he will ask Boeing and the IAM to go back to the bargaining table to reach a deal on the contract extension that would… Read More

IAM 777X vote: the day after

The IAM 751 membership last night handed Boeing and the IAM International a major defeat, rejecting the proposed 777X contract with a 67% vote. What happened? This was the classic cluster-fuck* from the get-go. IAM International, for reasons… Read More

Latest on Boeing v IAM v WA State in 777X drama

Here are some developments since Friday in the drama over Boeing vs the IAM 751 and Boeing vs the Legislators in Washington State in the effort to site the 777X at Everett, Boeing’s main wide-body production plant and… Read More

Politics rears head over Boeing state incentives

It took no time at all for politics to rear its head in Washington State over Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal for an incentive package for Boeing in exchange for siting the 777X in Everett. Republicans, who oppose any… Read More