Boeing 777 site in play, union nixes contract

Nov 15, 2013 | 11:31 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  aerospace, Boeing, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, IAM, 777, 777X, Raymond Conner, Cowen & Co. Cai von Rumohr

LOS ANGELES — A final assembly site for the newest version of the Boeing 777—as well as the location of its new composite wing—is once again in play as the company’s latest union has turned down an extended contract that could have kept production in Washington state.

Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751 this week voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed contract that would have extended the current agreement into 2024, eight years beyond the current 2016 expiration.....

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