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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:47 PM

Engineering union slams second Boeing proposal



http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019726575_speeaboeingxml.html

Boeing on Tuesday presented a new contract offer to its white-collar union that bumps up the wage increases proposed in its initial offer in September and makes other improvements to that original proposal.

But the union leadership swiftly dismissed the improved offer as not good enough.

Ray Goforth, executive director of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), said the union negotiating team is likely to reject the offer.

A new vote of the 23,000-strong membership could come soon after Thanksgiving, along with a vote on authorizing a strike.

“This is once again across-the-board pay and benefit cuts,” said Goforth.

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rsmith6621 Nov 2012 OP
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #1
Union Scribe Nov 2012 #2
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #5
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #6
onethatcares Nov 2012 #4

Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:08 AM

1. K&Fing R!

 

I'm ashamed for DU for ignoring this. You can practically hear the sour grapes in the silence.

Why doesn't a crab pail need a lid?

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:35 AM

2. k&r, solidarity

I don't like the tone the article begins with though. It seems to stress the company's efforts and makes the union sound greedy with its "not good enough" line.

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:07 AM

3. kr. yeah, there's a shortage of engineers, that's why they're trying to cut their

 

pay.

the "STEM shortage" is a big fat fraud.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:17 AM

5. All of the students I advise get quality offers every semester

Other areas not so much

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. not sure of your point. mine is that during a labor shortage wages go up, not down.

 

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Response to rsmith6621 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:41 AM

4. it would be nice to be able to see the offers

side by side.

After reading the article I can't figure out what is really going on.

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