Boeing, union reach tentative labor agreement

Dec 01, 2011 | 04:31 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, IAM, 787 Dreamliner, 737, frank haflich

LOS ANGELES — A tentative labor agreement could preserve Boeing Co.’s blueprint for expanding production of its 787 Dreamliner while ensuring that manufacturing of its top-selling 737 remains in the Pacific Northwest.

Chicago-based Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union have agreed on a new four-year contract a full 10 months before the September 2012 expiration of the current pact. A ratification vote is set for Dec. 7 by more than 30,000 IAM-represented Boeing employees at the company’s plants in Renton, Auburn and Everett, Wash., as well as in Portland, Ore., and Wichita, Kan.....





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