Boeing contract negotiations http://kplu.org en Machinists Union Leaders Keep Their Posts After Rare Contested Election http://kplu.org/post/machinists-union-leaders-keep-their-posts-after-rare-contested-election <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148757120&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>After a rare contested election, the incumbents have retained their posts at the top of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.</p><p>International President Tom Buffenbarger kept the position he’s held since 1997 by a margin of two-to-one, according to preliminary results. About 23,500 members voted for Buffenbarger, and about 11,200 voted for IAM Reform candidate, Jay Cronk.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:08:02 +0000 Ashley Gross 16478 at http://kplu.org Machinists Union Leaders Keep Their Posts After Rare Contested Election Boeing engineers may engage in a work slowdown, analyst says http://kplu.org/post/boeing-engineers-may-engage-work-slowdown-analyst-says <p>An aviation analyst says some Boeing engineers and technical workers are preparing for a work slowdown amid increasingly contentious contract negotiations. The union, called SPEEA, is telling members to reject Boeing’s offer, saying the raises the company is offering are disrespectful.</p><p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:51:19 +0000 Ashley Gross 6395 at http://kplu.org Boeing engineers may engage in a work slowdown, analyst says Boeing proposal to engineers likely to be voted down, analyst says http://kplu.org/post/boeing-proposal-engineers-likely-be-voted-down-analyst-says <p>Boeing has delivered a contract proposal to its engineers, and an analyst says they may be disappointed. The long-awaited proposal offers pay increases that are less than half what the union wanted.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:43:11 +0000 Ashley Gross 6328 at http://kplu.org Boeing proposal to engineers likely to be voted down, analyst says Secret negotiations at Boeing net several key deals with union http://kplu.org/post/secret-negotiations-boeing-net-several-key-deals-union-737-max-be-built-renton <p>Boeing and the Machinists union have apparently reached a four-year contract deal as well as a deal to build the 737 MAX in Renton and have the union&rsquo;s labor complaint dropped.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We look forward to new era of prosperity for IAM and Boeing,&rdquo; said Tom Wroblewski, president of Machinists Union District 751.</p></blockquote><p>Wroblewski added that the secret meetings started out as conversations about the 737 and evolved into a full-blown contract deal because outside influences were dampened and the negotiation climate was right.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:05:45 +0000 Vanessa Romo & The Associated Press 3305 at http://kplu.org Secret negotiations at Boeing net several key deals with union