Monday, May 3, 2010

Machinists Authorize Another Strike Against Boeing

Apparently, Machinists at the Grand Lodge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland didn't get the message when Boeing moved a portion of its 787 production to South Carolina last year.  This time, its not the IAM in WaSta that may be going out on strike, but the Machinists in St. Louis:
Machinists at Boeing's St. Louis defense systems plant have authorized a strike if a contract is not accepted before the current agreement expires next month.


The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 said in a statement that the strike authorization vote was supported by 99 percent of the workers who attended a meeting on Sunday.


District 837 president Gordon King says seniority, pension, health care and job protection are the key issues.

Nothing like killing the goose when you get your gander up...

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