Airplane Manufacturing http://www.kplu.org en Boeing, Machinists respond to concerns on new labor contract http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-machinists-respond-concerns-new-labor-contract <p>More than 30,000 Boeing Machinists are studying a <a href="http://www.iam751.org/2011proposalsummaryfinal.pdf">proposal</a> that would spell labor peace for the next four years if it&rsquo;s approved. But&nbsp; some union members are concerned about aspects of the deal.</p><p><strong>Lingering questions</strong></p><p>One of the top concerns among union members has to do with how solid Boeing&rsquo;s commitment to Renton really is. Property near the factory where the 737 is built has been sold off over the years.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 22:53:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3344 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing, Machinists respond to concerns on new labor contract WTO rules Boeing received illegal government subsidies http://www.kplu.org/post/wto-rules-boeing-received-illegal-government-subsidies <p>The World Trade Organization has ruled that some&nbsp;U.S. government aid to aircraft maker Boeing Co. is illegal.&nbsp;</p><p>The WTO&#39;s report details findings first issued in private to the&nbsp;EU and U.S. in January. It says the EU has demonstrated the U.S. gave Boeing &quot;export&nbsp;subsidies that are prohibited&quot; and recommends the U.S. either&nbsp;withdraw them or &quot;take steps to remove the adverse affects.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:24:10 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1114 at http://www.kplu.org WTO rules Boeing received illegal government subsidies