Boeing 777X Stays In Wash. After Union Approves Contract

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 7:29 PM EST) -- A key labor union on Friday narrowly approved an eight-year labor contract extension proposed by The Boeing Co. that includes steep cuts to benefits but guarantees the company will manufacture its new 777X plane in Washington state.   

Members of the Machinists Union District Lodge 751, which represents more than 30,000 hourly workers at Boeing plants in Puget Sound, voted to approve the contract Friday, with 51 percent of members voting in favor of the company's proposal.

The membership narrowly came out in favor of the deal,...
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