Long Beach Workers Say No To Boeing Contract Offer | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.08.16

Airborne 02.09.16

Airborne 02.10.16

Airborne 02.11.16

Airborne 02.12.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.08.16

Airborne 02.09.16

Airborne 02.10.16

Airborne 02.11.16

Airborne 02.12.16

Mon, Apr 30, 2007

Long Beach Workers Say No To Boeing Contract Offer

Union Votes Down Staff Cuts

Aerospace workers in Long Beach, CA tasked with assembling Boeing's C-17 Globemaster III military transport plane overwhelmingly rejected a three-year contract offer this weekend, due to proposed staffing cuts.

"It was an overwhelming turnout," Jacki Harris, president of the United Aerospace Workers Local 148, told the Long Beach Press-Telegram regarding the 974 to 245 vote Saturday. "We stood together as a union, and we cannot accept a contract that eliminates 20 percent of our work force."

Boeing maintains the contract submitted for union approval on April 25 was its "best and final offer." It included $19,000 in additional compensation in the form of pay increases and cost-of-living adjustments, payable over three years, for each of the 2,100 workers employed at the Long Beach facility... and a $4,000 lump sum payment upfront.

Harris said union members couldn't stomach Boeing's call to cut jobs at Long Beach, however, calling the contract "subpar" and a threat to superiority concerns.

"We're certainly committed to hearing the union out on issues," Boeing spokesman Rick Sanford, declining to comment further until Boeing's negotiation team meets Monday afternoon.

As Aero-News has reported, the Long Beach facility faces an uncertain future, due to questions over sustained production of the C-17. Boeing's production contract with the US Air Force, the largest customer for the aircraft, is due to expire within two years.

Unless the company can guarantee 16 orders per year for the large transport, Boeing has said the line could close for good after 2009.

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.uaw.org

Advertisement

More News

House Science Committee Approves Aviation R&D Bill

Authorizes Funding For The FAA's Research, Engineering, And Development Account Through 2019 The Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Thursday approved the FAA Leadership in>[...]

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship Mooney International Corporation unve>[...]

Airborne 02.11.16: Drone #s Increase, Fokker D. VIII Replica, Gulfstream G500

Also: Albania Auction, Aero-Community: AEA!, 500 F-35 Hours, SeaPort Airlines, Maxcraft Avionics, Air Power Museum, Webb Space Telescope FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a UAV>[...]

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship Mooney International Corporation unve>[...]

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you lik>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC