The deeper, longer term implications of IAM’s Boeing contract vote January 3

There are deeper, longer term implications for the January 3 vote by IAM 751 members on the revised contract proposal from Boeing than have been discussed in the public domain. Contract extension to 2024 brings “labor peace,” but… Read More

Vote in poll on IAM Boeing 777X contract

The  IAM 751 members vote Friday whether to Accept or Reject a contract proposal from Boeing that will extend the term to 2024 and contain several contract concessions in return for assembling the 777X in Everett (WA) and… Read More

IAM International to force vote over 751 objections on Boeing contract offer (via Seattle Times)

Update, 3:30pm PST: IAM 751 leaders have come out opposed to ratifying the contract. This, and a response to Ray Conner’s earlier email, is below the jump, reprinted here. (There is no unique link.) Original Post: The Seattle… Read More

Boeing Board OKs $10bn stock buyback, 50% hike in dividends in move sure to anger IAM members (Updated)

Update, 10 pm PST: IAM 751 gave us its reaction; it’s at the bottom of this post. Original Post: At a time where feelings are running raw with IAM 751 members, the Boeing Board of Directors authorized a… Read More

IAM won’t release its offer details; IAM v Itself v Boeing

IAM’s offer to Boeing: While IAM 751 released its analysis of the Boeing contract offer of last week, it refuses to release its own offer to Boeing. We asked for it and received a terse, “That’s not available.”… Read More

IAM 751 issues analysis of Boeing contract offer

IAM 751 issued an analysis of Boeing’s most recent contract offer and of the contract that was rejected in a November 13 vote. 751’s president, Tom Wroblewski, accompanied the analysis with a message to members. This is below… Read More

IAM 751’s president issues message to members: here’s why you can’t vote

Update, 11 am PST: Boeing’s Doug Alder just sent us this statement: The union leadership rejected Boeing’s best and final counterproposal. Boeing did not withdraw its counterproposal, nor was there any need to do so, because the counterproposal was… Read More

IAM, Boeing talks fail; 777X site selection evaluation continues; Update: Members to vote on deal

Update, 11:30pm PST: KIRO TV (CBS Seattle) quotes Boeing spokesman Doug Alder as saying the Boeing offer has not been withdrawn, contradicting the IAM 751’s understanding. Update, 9:10 PM PST: The Seattle Times reports the IAM 751 membership… Read More

Odds and Ends: EMB, BBD split AA order; WTO on Airbus subsidies; IAM, Boeing bargaining; KC-46A

EMB, BBD split American order: Embraer took the lion’s share of the long-awaited order from American Airlines for regional jets. EMB won 60 firm orders and 90 options for the E-175 and Bombardier won 30+40 CRJ-900s. Flight Global… Read More

777X saga, continued: KING5 speaks with rank-and-file in 45 minute interview

777X saga, continued: KING5 (NBC, Seattle) has a 45 minute panel interview with several rank-and-file members of the IAM 751 Machinists Union to talk about the contract and the Boeing 777X site selection. As of this moment, the… Read More