Sat, Sep 03, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"[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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