Boeing unions skeptical of realignment

Jun 03, 2013 | 06:23 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, SPEEA, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Airbus SAS, labor union, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co.’s major white- and blue-collar unions have both greeted the company’s realignment of its commercial aircraft engineering operations with wariness.

Chicago-based Boeing said last week that its Boeing Commercial Airplanes subsidiary is establishing separate centers for engineering design in Washington’s Puget Sound area, southern California and South Carolina (, May 31). These centers will compete for future design work on Boeing programs, as well as the job of performing the production work at those locations, according to a company spokesman. ....

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