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American workers are winning a few battles lately in the long-term war to keep aerospace industry jobs from flying off to foreign lands. The most recent example is the four-year labor contract that Boeing union machinists approved late Wednesday, by an 87% majority, after a 69-day strike. Although it is based on the understanding that new foreign customers will demand that some production be performed on their own soil, the pact also is designed to prevent an exodus of jobs overseas.
September 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
Boeing Co. braced Wednesday for a possible strike at its commercial airplane operations after leaders of more than 18,000 machinists advised workers to reject a final contract offer they deemed "insulting." Hundreds of workers used their lunch breaks Wednesday to protest the company's offer, as Boeing provided its own take on the contract in an effort to shore up support for the offer. Members of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will vote on the three-year offer today.
April 16, 1987 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, Times Staff Writer
United Airlines' machinists union said in a letter released Wednesday that it has all but decided against participating in a bid by United's pilots to buy the airline for $4.5 billion. "We have many problems and reservations with your proposed purchase of United Airlines and do not feel our participation would be in the best interest of our membership," Robert F. Peterpaul, general vice president of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said in the letter.
November 20, 1995 | From Bloomberg Business News
Boeing Co. negotiators and leaders of its striking machinists union reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year labor contract. The agreement, which must be approved by the 32,500 union members, comes after two days of intense bargaining to end a 45-day walkout that threatened to cripple the world's largest aircraft maker. Leaders of the International Assn.
October 9, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The president of the union representing 57,800 workers in the fifth day of a strike against the Boeing Co. accused the aerospace manufacturing giant Sunday of "stalling" and "playing games" about resuming negotiations. Tom Baker, president of Local 751 of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said he could not guess when the two sides will return to the bargaining table, although the union is prepared to meet as soon as Boeing presents a new proposal.
June 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Boeing Co. machinists at the St. Louis military-aircraft plant voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new contract Sunday, avoiding a strike that would have begun this morning. Seventy-five percent of members of District 837 of the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers approved the three-year deal with Boeing. The vote was 1,913 in favor, 645 against. Workers voted on a rain-soaked day just hours before their old contract was to expire.
March 3, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
For the last several weeks, Eastern Airlines has been running a school for mechanics who could act as strikebreakers if their unionized mechanics strike, according to three men who said they attended the school at a Marriott Hotel in Houston. The accounts by the three provide an unusual glimpse into the preparations some companies take to train workers who would be employed in the event of a strike.
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