2013 Boeing Contract Essay

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2013 Boeing Contract

James Park

Agenda
 History of Company
 History of Union
 Past Strikes
 Company’s position
 Position of the Union and Voting
 Cons & Pros of Proposals
 What if
 Resolution – what it means
 Any Lingering Issues
 Who was the winner/loser

History of Company
 In March 1910 - Boeing bought Heath's shipyard in

Seattle
 In July 1916 - Boeing was incorporated in Seattle by
William Boeing as “Pacific Aero Products Co”
 July 27, 1928 - the 12-passenger Boeing 80 biplane made its first flight
 Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security
 Corporate offices in Chicago
 169,000 employees in 65 countries

History of Union
 In 1936 – First industrial union agreement
 About 10 different Unions – International Association

of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
 In 1988 19 machinists vote to form a union - IAM
 Thomas R. Buffenbarger 13th International President

Past Strikes
 First vote in Nov 2013 – rejected – no strike
 Second vote in Jan 2014 - passed
 In 2008 – strike for 58 days
 In 2005 – strike for 28 days

Company’s Position
 Boeing may make the decision on locate the 777X

outside of Washington.
 Eight-year concessions in Retirement and Health care benefits Position of the Union and Vote
 District 751

Tom Wroblewski, says NO !
 IAM International president

Thomas Buffenbarger says YES!
 30,000 District 751 members voted and

Passed by a 51 % to 49 %

Cons & Pros of Proposals
 Pros

Placement of 777X wing manufacturing facility in Puget Sound
2. $10,000 signing bonus
3. $5,000 lump sum in Jan 2020
4. In Oct 2016, multiplier increased to $95 & No early retirement penalty at 58
5. VIP Company match increased to 75% of first 8% effective Nov.
2016
6. Dental annual maximum coverage increase $500 in 2020 and another in 2024
1.

Proposals Cons & Pros
 Cons
1. No clear statement of work
2. Wages increases going forward from 2016 are 75% less

than increases in…