The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites. It also provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, is the second-largest defense contractor in the world based on 2013 revenue, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. Boeing stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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Founded: Jul 15, 1916
CEO: James McNerney
Founder: William Boeing
Place founded: Seattle
2. Boeing will outsource the security operation at many of its Puget Sound sites this fall, leaving about 64 of its uniformed guards facing layoff.
3. Security firm AlliedBarton will take over security at Boeing’s plants and office buildings in Renton, Auburn, Frederickson, Longacres and Bellevue.
4. All Boeing security guards are members of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA), a union whose current contract with the company includes a job protection guarantee to the 146 security guards hired before Nov. 22, 2006.
5. Those guards will retain their jobs with Boeing and will continue to provide security at the Everett plant and at the various Boeing sites on the Duwamish corridor in Seattle.
6. The remaining guards will receive layoff notices in October as security at other local sites transfers to AlliedBarton, said Boeing spokesman Dean Tougas.
7. “The expectation is that many of them will end up working for AlliedBarton or will at least have the opportunity to apply,” Tougas said.
8. The security personnel don’t expect the pay and benefits from AlliedBarton to match those at Boeing. “We’ve heard from several (guards) that they are not interested in those jobs,” SPFPA Local 5 president Dan Clayton wrote in a letter to members on the union website.
9. Clayton said the union was informed of Boeing’s intention last month and was “caught totally off guard” by the news.
10. The Puget Sound area plants are the last of Boeing’s sites to retain uniformed security in-house. Boeing began outsourcing security elsewhere around the country in October 2007.
11. AlliedBarton, headquartered in Conshohocken, Penn., has provided security at most Boeing sites nationwide since March 2011.
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13. A 58-year tradition of unionized Boeing security guards who are company employees is gradually ending, as the company slowly replaces these workers with people from a company-wide contractor.
14. Currently guards working for Allied Barton are taking over at two security gates at company properties on Boeing Field, while the union workers at those gates are moved north to Everett.
15. The union workers, represented by Security, Police And Fire Professionals Of America, Local 5, also called SPFPA LOCAL 5, are on a contract that expires in 2017.
16. Only about 85 members of the union remain, whittled down by attrition from about 210 members a year ago, said Scott Harger, a business agent for the union. Boeing replaces the workers one by one as they leave the company payroll, either by retiring or by getting other jobs.
17. Harger said that while Boeing is adhering to the current contract, members aren’t happy to be pushed out.
18. “It’s peaceful on the surface, [but] our members are angry, they’re upset, they’re not happy, definitely not,” he said. “They’re