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Machinist Contract Vote Could Lock-In Work On Boeing's 777

NPR | Nov. 13, 2013 4:06 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 13, 2013 6:18 a.m.

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Ashley Gross

Boeing is engaged in a high-stakes game of chicken with its 30,000 machinists in Washington state. Even though it’s not a negotiating period, the company told the union that members have to vote Wednesday on an eight-year contract extension that includes higher health insurance costs and a pension freeze. And Boeing says if they don’t pass it, the company may build the next version of its wide-body triple-seven jet elsewhere.


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