Today there was big news from Seattle. Boeing and one of its key unions (IAM 751) came to an agreement on differences going back a long time. There were negotiations that were ongoing but seemed to have ratcheted up seriously into covering the big issues. The union gets to keep the MAX at Renton which is a major win for them. It is also a win for Boeing. Union members are to vote on the agreement next Wednesday and if it passes, even the NLRB problem could go away because the union will advise NLRB that it is no longer in dispute with Boeing.
We spoke with union spokesman Bryan Corliss and he shared the union’s perspective on the pending agreement. Play
We have approached Boeing for them to share their view of this news as well.
I hope Boeing will answer favourably AI’s request for comments. It would be an excellent opportunity to repair the mess that was created when Jim Albaugh was interviewed by the persistent, but diplomatic, Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times.
Now it would be so interesting to have Jim Albaugh interviewed this time by our Addison Schonland! There would be no risk there for JA, for AS must be the most gentle man in the entire aerospace journalism community. But it’s also true that JA is his own worst enemy.
You’re making me blush….