Seattle Times: Boeing Machinists to vote Jan. 3 on Boeing 777X contract

Q13 FOX News

SEATTLE – Boeing machinists will get to vote again on the company’s 777X contract extension offer, the Seattle Times reported.  The national headquarters of the Machinists union is forcing the vote, despite and against the wishes of the union’s local Puget Sound-area leadership.  Rich Michalski, the lead negotiator for the national headquarters of the union, confirmed the vote would be on January 3, 2014, the Times reported.

A vote to accept the company’s contract offer would mean that the Everett Boeing plant would get to assemble the new 777X.  A “yes” vote by the union would end the national site search for another location to do the work, the Times reported.

Wilson Ferguson, president of the Local A unit of District 751 told the Times that the district would send out notification to members later Saturday.

The Portland, Oregon IAM local 63 web site has details on the voting arrangements…

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