Huge win for Boeing in union vote

Feb. 15, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: It wasn’t even close: 74% percent of the Boeing hourly touch-labor workers at the 787 plant in North Charleston (SC) voted against the International Association of Machinists to represent them. It’s a… Read More

IAM loses union vote at Boeing SC

Update: IAM got thumped: 75% to 25% for unionization, 2,097 to 731. Kawabunga! Feb. 15, 2017: The International Association of Machinists lost its effort to unionize Boeing’s Charleston (SC) 787 plant. The result was announced about 8:30pm EST… Read More

Long, bitter history precedes union vote at Boeing Charleston today

Feb. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s touch-labor workers at its 787 assembly plant in North Charleston (SC) will vote today on whether to become represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). It’s a vote with huge… Read More

Pontifications: Tax breaks in Washington State

Feb. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: A group of Democratic legislators in Washington State will introduce five bills aimed at repealing some tax breaks and also taking yet another run at holding Boeing’s feet to the fire by tying… Read More

Muilenburg’s blessing on process cleared way for SPEEA contract

Jan. 14, 2016: (c) Leeham Co. Blessing a new process in contract negotiations made an agreement possible between Boeing and its engineers’ union, SPEEA, its executive director told LNC in an interview after the surprise deal was announced… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing to focus on “long-term liabilities” in 2016’s SPEEA contract negotiations

Nov. 16, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing will target “long term liabilities” in its contract negotiations with SPEEA, the engineers union, its president quoted CEO Dennis Muilenburg as telling him in September. Ryan Rule, president of the local… Read More

Boeing unions gird for new jobs-for-tax breaks push

Nov. 11, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing’s two leading unions, the IAM District 751 and SPEEA, are girding for a second try in the Washington State Legislature to retroactivity tie job retention to $8.7bn in tax breaks given… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing moves in China only the beginning

Sept. 28, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.:The move by Boeing to establish a 737 Completion Center in China is only one step in a series of moves to increase its footprint there. Boeing also said it will join with… Read More

“7M7” MOM means opportunities all around US

The prospect that Boeing may launch the so-called Middle of the Market (MOM) airplane seems to be gaining ground. We’ve reported previously that our Market Intelligence suggests the MOM would be launched in 2017 or 2018 with an… Read More

IAM vote delay at Boeing SC shows weakness

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