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September 03, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.03.05)

"[Boeing's best and last contract offer to machinists was] an insulting, take-away, job-stealing offer." Source: Mark Blondin, president of District 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, at a strike meeting in the Seattle area Thursday night. He was quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The rank and file agreed, 86-percent of them voting to walk off the job. Commercial aircraft production at Boeing, which is seeing the best year for new aircraft sales since 2001, has now ground to a halt.

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