Boeing’s budget ax has fallen on perks for local employees, as well as jobs. The latest cut for Seattle employees came on Friday, when the company shuttered a huge (and widely-popular) gym that once was even a haunt of Dennis Muilenburg, now the company’s Chicago-based CEO. Read more here about...
After 32 years at Boeing, engineer Dave Baine of Federal Way will be leaving the company in April. He was already preparing to retire when the Aerospace giant sealed the deal by offering him a buyout on his job last week. "It's better than a gold watch," Baine said with a smile. The buyout package ...
Boeing has taken a big leap into the new economy, where much of its factory work will be done by automated machines and robots. Some sections of the Everett facility will have massive machines but only a handful of people working alongside them. [caption id="attachment_6875" align="alignleft" width...
In a vote last month, union machinists at Boeing rejected a multi-year contract to build the new 777x jetliner, choosing workers’ rights and dignity over a paycheck. The International Association of Machinists District 751 states that it will not accept a proposal that would have gutted workers' p...
A spokesperson from Boeing reports that the company will enter contract talks with its engineering union over its formal refusal to provide survivor pensions to spouses of gay employees. While the Washington-based aerospace company has followed practices of many other large employers by granting ce...
Boeing's engineering union is expected to reject the company’s initial contract offer when ballots are tallied in the coming week. This will leave labor and management at odds in an increasingly tense confrontation over the future status of more than 23,000 members of the Society of Professional E...
[caption id="attachment_2359" align="alignright" width="300"] Josh Divers and his surgeons at press conference before leaving Harborview Medical Center.[/caption] Josh Divers, the Boeing worker whose legs were amputated after being crushed by a 787 Dreamliner at Everett’s Paine Field, recently ga...
Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates argues that Washington state has a shot at a tantalizing bonus prize that could be vital to the region's aerospace future: a facility to manufacture the 777X's huge, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic composite wings — the biggest such wings ever made. ...