One Strike May Be Forestalled As Others Loom... Oy!
It hasn't been a great year for Boeing on the labor front. Just
as the manufacturer is publicizing its ongoing efforts in heading
off a looming strike by the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace (SPEAA) -- the union representing more than
17,500 engineering and technical employees working at Boeing
facilities in Washington and Oregon -- threats of other, smaller
strikes by members of the International Association of Machinists
and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) loom in the immediate future.
An aggressive fuel conversation program at UPS, ramped up due to
ever-increasing fuel costs, is saving the worldwide cargo airline
real money -- to the tune of $1 million saved in fuel costs each