Boeing, IAM again fail to reach agreement

Dec 13, 2013 | 04:30 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing Co., contract talks, commercial aerospace market, IAM, International Association of Machinists, contract talks, contract extension, Ray Conner 777 Airliner production

LOS ANGELES — For the second time, Boeing Co. and its largest union have failed to reach agreement on a new contract that would keep final assembly of the latest version of its 777 airliner in the Pacific Northwest, as the company also begins realignment of its research and development unit that will result in jobs shifting from the West Coast to the Southeast.

Chicago-based Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) met this past week to try to resolve differences over a contract extension that would keep final assembly of the new 777X, as well as production of its new composite wing, in the Puget Sound area.....

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