Boeing, IAM and No Strike

Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times has this story about the prospect of the IAM agreeing to a no-strike clause for Boeing. The national head of the IAM is quoted as saying no way, no how. Although this… Read More

Blaming labor oversimplifies: Fancher

Scott Fancher, the head of the Boeing 787 program, told the Charleston (SC) Business Journal that blaming labor for Boeing’s consideration of siting a second 787 production line is over-simplifying the issue. The business paper wrote:

IAM jobs on the line: 1,113

Since the first of the year, Boeing has issued WARN (job layoff notices) for 1,113 union jobs belonging to the International Association of Machinists. Job security was a major goal of the IAM in last year’s 57 day… Read More

IAM Vote Results

6:25 PM PDT We’re here at IAM HQ; the first votes have arrived and are being sorted “I Accept” or “I Reject” the contract offer. We’ll eyeball bestr we can and report throughout the evening. 6:35 PM PDT:… Read More

IAM Vote Saturday

The IAM vote on the Boeing contract offer is Nov. 1, with results expected by around 8 PM PDT. We’ll be on scene and anticipate updating throughout the vote count from about 6:30. We think there is a… Read More

Vote ‘Yes’ on IAM contract; SPEEA talks begin

The IAM union at Boeing votes Saturday (Nov. 1) on the revised contract offer presented by Boeing. It’s time to vote ‘yes,’ and get the union members back to work, production lines going again and Boeing customers their… Read More

Assessing the settlement

Update, October 30: Seattle post-Intelligencer: Bill Virgin, an astute business columnist, opines on who won and who lost in the strike settlement. Update, 5:00 PM: Here is a 17 minute podcast about the settlement with Richard Aboulafia, Scott… Read More

Details of IAM-Boeing settlement

October 28: STATEMENT FROM DBR TOM WROBLEWSKI: This synopsis reflects the highlights of the issues that you identified: job security, wages, pension and health care. This is just a summary of some highlights, we will be providing additional… Read More

Breaking News: Tentative Deal, IAM-Boeing

8:00 PM PDT Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Aerospace writer James Wallace has one of the first, comprehensive reports following the tentative settlement between the IAM and Boeing. Bloomberg News has this report. 9:00 PD PDT: So where do things go… Read More

Week 8: IAM-Boeing strike

October 27: SPEEA, the engineers union at Boeing, starts its table negotiations tomorrow. Michele Dunlop of The Everett Herald has a good summary of the issues. At the moment, things look rather bleak and a strike by SPEEA… Read More