Machinists to vote again on revised 777X contract
The international headquarters of the Machinists union near Washington D.C. will force another vote on the revised 777X contract extension offer from Boeing.
Frank Larkin, spokesman for International Association of Machinists, said there will be a vote but “the date and details have not been finalized.”
Jan. 3 is a possibility, Larkin said. But he said they need to move quickly because of Boeing’s decision process.
If the Machinists vote yes on the contract, Boeing will honor the contract that will include building the 777X and wing in Everett.
The Portland IAM District Local 63, which is in the same bargaining unit as Puget Sound area district 751, posted information about a Jan. 3 vote on their website.
The post said a letter from International IAM President Tom Buffenbarger “explaining the terms in greater detail will be mailed in the coming days.”
The Portland website posted a link to the proposal on their website.
On their website, IAM District 751 said “Despite objections from District 751 leadership, the International has insisted on a vote on January 3rd to ensure you spend your holidays studying and debating a concessionary proposal that is largely unchanged from the one you rejected by a 2-to-1 margin on Nov. 13.