Stories tagged: Boeing
Fri., March 7, 2014, 8:26 a.m.
New president for Boeing Machinists in Washington
SEATTLE — The union local that represents about 32,000 Boeing machinists in western Washington has elected a new president. District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace …
Thu., March 6, 2014, 3:32 p.m.
Boeing to freeze pensions for managers
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. said Thursday it is freezing the traditional defined-benefit pensions for 68,000 nonunion employees - including managers and executives - starting in 2016.
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, 10:10 a.m.
Boeing turns to Kaiser Aluminum for recycling effort
Boeing will send 22 million pounds of aluminum scrap each year from its factories to Spokane Valley to be recycled. The metal will arrive at Kaiser Aluminum’s rolling mill in …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 12:13 p.m.
West Plains pitched for Boeing factory
OLYMPIA —Low labor costs and short commute times mean Boeing should consider building its newest jetliner on the West Plains if it decides against a Puget Sound location, the state …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, 12:49 p.m.
Bill would phase out pensions for state workers
SEATTLE — A state lawmaker wants to offer a $10,000 incentive to state employees who agree to move away from the state pension system into a 401(k)-style retirement package.
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013, 12:33 p.m.
Machinists chief once called pensions ’sacred’
SEATTLE — The national union chief who has forced a vote on a pension-freezing Boeing contract proposal once called those retirement plans sacred and derided alternatives as risky.
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
Calendar to honor Washington working women
Twelve women from Lewis County who spent World War II working at the Boeing plant in Chehalis or farming the fields around the county are all featured in the 2014 …
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013, 1:28 p.m.
Inslee makes overture to Boeing rival Airbus
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee personally met with an Airbus executive recently to discuss how the state and the Boeing rival can work together.
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013
In rare union split, national Machinists leaders order vote on Boeing contract offer
SEATTLE – Despite the vehement opposition of local union leaders, the national headquarters of the Machinists union has ordered a vote on Boeing’s revised offer to extend their contract, setting …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013, 2:20 p.m.
Boeing to shift research jobs to South, Midwest
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Boeing is shifting hundreds of jobs to Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina as it restructures its research and technology operations.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Boeing resumes 777X talks with Machinists union in Washington
SEATTLE – Following an initial meeting with top Boeing Co. leaders Tuesday, the Machinists union began serious negotiations Wednesday and presented management with a preliminary proposal for a contract that …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
To land Boeing, Alabama anticipates adding new incentives
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s offer to land Boeing’s new aircraft plant includes financial incentives that don’t exist now, the governor said Tuesday. “We will look at a different incentive package …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Spin Control: Leaving reality out of the picture
A picture is only worth a thousand words if it’s the right picture for the intended words. When it’s the wrong picture, it’s worth considerably fewer words, and more trouble, …
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013
WSU opening branch campus in Everett to meet aerospace industry needs
Washington State University is developing another branch campus to feed a workforce need, this time in Everett. The focus of the campus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013, 7:31 a.m.
Oops: Pro-Boeing ad in Seattle uses Airbus plane
SEATTLE — There was one thing wrong in a full-page ad in The Seattle Times urging state lawmakers to pass a transportation package aimed at persuading Boeing to build the …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Boeing may move 777X production out of Washington
SEATTLE – Boeing’s ties to the Pacific Northwest date back more than a century when William Boeing purchased a Seattle shipyard that would become his first airplane factory. In recent …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013, 6:58 a.m.
Gov. Inslee signing Boeing incentive bills
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field was selected for a ceremony Monday for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to sign legislation to help keep production of Boeing’s new …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
Boeing tax, permit breaks sail through Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – The Legislature gave overwhelming approval to bills designed to persuade Boeing to build a new jetliner in Washington, rejecting calls Saturday to spread the benefits of tax breaks …
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, 7:07 p.m.
Legislature extends tax breaks, training programs to keep Boeing work in Washington
OLYMPIA — The Legislature gave overwhelming approval to bills designed to convince Boeing to build a new jetliner in Washington, rejecting calls Saturday to spread the benefits of tax breaks …
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Legislative special session focuses on Boeing breaks
OLYMPIA – The Legislature opened its third special session, which some have dubbed the Boeing session, with a look back 10 years, trying to make sure the aerospace giant keeps …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
State’s fish consumption rates to be updated
With the Pacific Ocean for one border and the Columbia River for another, it’s no surprise that fish is a regular part of many Washington residents’ diets. But when it …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Boeing 777X deal may not need Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – A summary of the agreement between Boeing and the Machinists union implies that the deal to ensure the company builds the composite wings and fuselage of its new …
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013
Washington special legislative session starts Thursday
OLYMPIA – The Washington Legislature will meet in a special session starting Thursday to consider a $10 billion transportation package and other legislation Gov. Jay Inslee said is key to …
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
Inslee calls special session for transportation package
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee called the Legislature into a special session starting Thursday to pass a transportation package and other bills key to landing the Boeing 777X.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
Japan Airlines orders from Airbus is blow to Boeing
TOKYO – Usually when Japanese airlines need to buy a big plane, they go to Boeing. Not this time. Japan Airlines ordered its first Airbus jets on Monday. It’s buying …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013, 1:58 p.m.
Tornado reported in Western Washington
SEATTLE — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2013, 7:46 a.m.
SKorea rejects Boeing in warplane purchase project
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has rejected Boeing Co.’s bid to build and supply 60 new fighter jets — even though it was the sole contender in …
Sun., July 28, 2013
Spin Control: Boeing’s latest move causes little uproar
OLYMPIA – The dog days of the summer around the state capital are not as uniformly sunny as in Eastern Washington. But morning fog and low clouds – a pattern …
Mon., June 17, 2013, 7:06 a.m.
Long-haul jets get boost at Paris Air Show
LE BOURGET, France — Airbus and Boeing both won pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body jets today, as the Paris Air Show got off to a robust, if rainy …
Thu., April 25, 2013
Deliveries of Boeing 787s set to resume in early May
Boeing reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit even as it scrambled to fix its grounded 787. The company said on Wednesday that deliveries of the 787 should resume in early May. …