Posts Tagged ‘Boeing’

Jun
2016
21

Hillary Clinton Joins IAM Fight to Prevent Boeing from Bringing Low-Wage Norwegian Air to the U.S.

Hillary Clinton Joins IAM Fight to Prevent Boeing from Bringing Low-Wage Norwegian Air to the U.S.
  Boeing is claiming that International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) opposition to the expansion of Norwegian Air International is hurting its own members.  The union, however, is unwavering in its opposition to bringing the low-cost airline to the United States. 
The situation is playing out in the press as...
May
2016
4

Now We Know: Total Boeing Tax Breaks Cleared $300M in WA Without Hiring, Retention Requirements

Now We Know: Total Boeing Tax Breaks Cleared $300M in WA Without Hiring, Retention Requirements
  For the first time, the size of the aerospace tax incentive that went to Boeing in 2013 has been made public, revealing $305 million in state taxes that were waived last year.  The numbers come from a required filing with the state’s Department of Revenue.   The Seattle Times was successful in overturning a [&hellip...
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Oct
2015
13

New Rule Allowing Electronic Union Authorization Expected to Make IAM Campaign at Boeing More Fair

New Rule Allowing Electronic Union Authorization Expected to Make IAM Campaign at Boeing More Fair
  A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule allowing workers to sign election authorization cards online went into effect September 1st, just in time for the International Association of Machinists’ (IAM) broadening of its campaign at the Boeing Dreamliner plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. The new rule allows workers to...
Jul
2015
24

Gov. Inslee Uninvited from WA Labor Council Convention Over Boeing Tax Credit Accountability

Gov. Inslee Uninvited from WA Labor Council Convention Over Boeing Tax Credit Accountability
  Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee planned to speak at the Washington State Labor Council’s annual convention, but his appearance has been canceled due to resentment from union members surrounding Inslee’s role in an $8.7 billion tax break for Boeing.  Originially invited to headline the event — where prominent Democrats including...
Jul
2015
1

Boeing CEO Taking $3.9M Annual Pension for 15 Years After Workers Were Forced Into 401Ks

Boeing CEO Taking $3.9M Annual Pension for 15 Years After Workers Were Forced Into 401Ks
  Boeing’s most recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing has revealed that CEO Jim McNerney will be paid $3.9 million a year in pension benefits for each of the next 15 years.  This revelation follows the announcement that he will retire on July 1st but will remain as chairman until February of 2016. The news [&hellip...
Mar
2015
30

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set April 22nd as the date when more than 3,000 production workers at three of Boeing’s plants in North Charleston, South Carolina...
Jan
2015
28

Boeing-Loving SC Gov. Haley Toes Line of Illegal Union-Busting in State of the State Speech

Boeing-Loving SC Gov. Haley Toes Line of Illegal Union-Busting in State of the State Speech
  Gov. Nikki Haley put her anti-union credentials on display last week during her State of the State address when she spent a substantial amount of her time “lambasting” the efforts of Boeing workers to unionize with the International Association of Machinists (IAM).  It was music to the ears of her corporate donors, who welcome [&hellip...
Oct
2014
30

Go Figures: WA Panel, Unions Want Boeing Held Legally Accountable for Tax Incentive Abuse

Go Figures: WA Panel, Unions Want Boeing Held Legally Accountable for Tax Incentive Abuse
  In Washington state, the five members that make up the Citizen’s Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences has voted in favor of a tangible legal mechanism to ensure big company tax incentives pay off.  The vote by the little-known panel is in direct response to Boeing’s decision to move jobs out of state [&hellip...
Oct
2014
3

Boeing Again Shipping Jobs to Anti-Worker State Despite Taking Huge Incentive Package

Boeing Again Shipping Jobs to Anti-Worker State Despite Taking Huge Incentive Package
  Less than 11 months after receiving $8.7 billion in tax incentives from the Washington state legislature, Boeing has announced they will transfer nearly 2,000 engineering jobs to “lower cost regions” over the next three years.  The tax incentives, the largest in U.S. history, were granted in part to keep Boeing’s 777x program in the...
Jun
2014
27

Boeing’s Ability to Ship Jobs to Low-Paying States Could Hinge on Pair of Miami Union Workers

Boeing's Ability to Ship Jobs to Low-Paying States Could Hinge on Pair of Miami Union Workers
  The Everett Herald has detailed the major implications of the decision by two Boeing engineers in Miami, FL to join the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA). The case could impact both the union and Boeing moving forward.   At the heart of the matter is Boeing’s establishment of “Centers of Excellence,”...
May
2014
21

Wage Attacks Ignore Important Context for Why Skilled Workers are Paid What They’re Paid

  In response to a Seattle Times article which looked into Boeing’s plan to capture an extra $100 million annually by transferring 1,100 jobs from their Puget Sound facility to a “Right-to-Work” state, Mill Creek, Washington resident and union carpenter Ed Armstrong penned an impassioned defense of prevailing wages and skilled labor. In...
Apr
2014
24

It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million

It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million
  In 2001, Boeing denied workers at two southern California plants the ability to unionize. Now, after 14 years of appeals, they will finally have to make good on the American promise of the right to organization.   An arbitrator has sided with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)/International Federation of...