IAM may be playing with fire in SC union vote

June 20, 2018, © Leeham News: The International Association of Machinists may be playing with fire. Puget Sound’s IAM 751 may be burned in the process. The Charleston Post and Courier reported that the IAM will file a… Read More

Odds and Ends: No to 757 MAX; Fallout from Boeing job transfer; 8,000th 737; Fire sale pricing on 777LR

No to 757 MAX: Steve Wilhelm of the Puget Sound Business Journal writes that Boeing has no plans to build a 757 MAX. This refutes the Motley Fool article we linked Tuesday. Then yesterday a different Fool write… Read More

Would delayed IAM vote had made a difference? We don’t think so

We really hoped we were done with this story, but the saga of the IAM 751 Boeing 777X contract vote lives on. Several complaints about the timing of the January 3 vote have been filed with the National… Read More

NLRB drops Boeing case

New York Times. Now Boeing and IAM 751 can get on with the business of building airplanes without distractions.

Observations on labor, Boeing

As we prepare to head off to the Paris Air Show, there have been a couple of important developments on the labor front with Boeing. First, what we consider to be good news. SPEEA, the engineers union representing… Read More

Odds and ends: A350-1000, A380 orders coming; NLRB action starts today

A350-1000: We broke the international news that Airbus and Rolls-Royce were going to modify the design of the A350-1000 to increase the range of the airplane. Now, the ever-thorough Flight Global has this story with a fair amount… Read More

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