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FACTBOX-Boeing contract with machinists - details of agreement

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co's machinist workers in the Pacific Northwest narrowly agreed on Friday to an eight-year contract extension that begins after the current contract expires in 2016. The new agreement guarantees them work on Boeing's newest jetliner, the 777X, in exchange for changes in their pay and benefits. Here are key provisions of the agreement: -777X final assembly line and wing fabrication and assembly will be located in the Puget Sound area.

Machinists vote helps Boeing avoid hiring crunch

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - In clinching a deal with its machinist workers on Friday that will keep jetliner manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest, Boeing Co <BA.N> may not only have secured industrial peace until 2024 and brought its pension costs under control - it has also avoided facing a recruitment nightmare.

Union approves Boeing contract, 777X planes stay in Washington

A key Boeing labor union narrowly approved late Friday an eight-year contract that keeps production of the new 777X jet airliner in Washington state in exchange for cuts in benefits. As a result, Boeing will stop seeking alternate sites for production of a more fuel-efficient version of its best-selling widebody jet. The Machinists Union District Lodge 751 said in a statement that members approved the controversial contract by 51 percent.

Boeing machinists in Seattle area approve a contract that would secure work on new 777X

SEATTLE - Boeing machinists narrowly approved a contract Friday that concedes some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region, solidifying the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area for years to come. The issue fractured the union and drew unusual pleas from politicians who said the deal was necessary to support the area's economic future. Boeing has been exploring the prospect of building the 777X elsewhere, a move that could trigger a steady exodus of aerospace jobs from the place where Boeing was founded.

Boeing tells political leaders that union vote will decide fate of jobs on 777X wing

SEATTLE - Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Seattle area on Monday that this week's vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane. Local politicians gathered at a press conference in Everett to discuss the importance of approving the revised contract offer. They said Boeing executive Ray Conner told them earlier in the day that an accepted contract will ensure that work on the airplane's wing stays in the Puget Sound area, but a vote to reject the deal will ensure the jobs go elsewhere.

Boeing tells state leaders 777X wing plant is at risk

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Boeing Co <BA.N> will not build the wing for its new 777X jetliner in Washington state if members of its largest union reject its latest contract offer in a Friday vote, company executives told Seattle-area elected officials on Monday.

Machinists union chief says Boeing's latest offer is a $1 billion improvement

SEATTLE - The international president of the Machinists union has told members that Boeing's revised contract offer is an improvement of more than $1 billion. In a letter to union members that was dated Thursday, Tom Buffenbarger said the offer that workers will consider next week is a significant improvement over a contract the union rejected last month. Buffenbarger has scheduled the Jan. 3 vote despite the objections of local union leaders who say the latest contract offer is too similar to the last one.

National leaders schedule Machinists vote on Boeing 777X contract deal

SEATTLE - National leaders of the Machinists union are scheduling a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, despite objections from local union officials who have already rejected the company's latest offer. The lead negotiator for the union's national headquarters, Rich Michalski, told The Seattle Times in a phone interview that a vote is set for Jan. 3, the newspaper reported Saturday.

National leaders schedule Machinists vote on Boeing 777X contract deal

SEATTLE - National leaders of the Machinists union are scheduling a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, despite objections from local union officials who have already rejected the company's latest offer. The lead negotiator for the union's national headquarters, Rich Michalski, told The Seattle Times in a phone interview that a vote is set for Jan. 3, the newspaper reported Saturday.

Boeing shortens list of sites to build 777X by cutting North Carolina

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - North Carolina said on Friday it was no longer in the running to build Boeing Co's <BA.N> new commercial jetliner, as the Chicago-based company shortened its list of potential sites for the factory. Boeing said it had begun notifying 22 states that offered to host the factory for the 777X jet, but it did not say which ones made the short list.
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