IAM in tentative Boeing accord; strike near end

Oct 28, 2008 | 01:56 PM | Frank Haflich

Boeing Co. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have reached a tentative labor deal, potentially ending a strike that many of the company's suppliers feared would last until at least the end of the year.

The IAM said early Tuesday that the proposed four-year agreement won the unanimous approval of its negotiating committee. A vote of rank-and-file union members was expected in three to five days.

Details of the agreement were being withheld until they could be compiled and distributed to the 27,000 IAM members, most of them in the Seattle area, who have been on strike since Sept. 6. ....

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