2008-09-01 - Boeing-StreikBoeing machinists on strike
Streik trifft Boeing<br /> After last minute talks with Boeing failed, the Machinist union at the company announced that a strike will commence at one minute after midnight on Friday, September 5. The machinists claimed taht Boeing disrespected the process, bargained illegally and most of all, disrespected the finest aerospace workers anywhere on the planet by failing to meet your expectations.
Scott Carson, CEO of Boeing's jetliner business, who participated in the last-ditch talks in Orlando, Fla., to try and avert a strike, released this statement: "Over the past two days, Boeing, the union and the federal mediator worked hard in pursuing good-faith explorations of options that could lead to an agreement. Unfortunately the differences were too great to close," said Scott Carson, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The IAM has called for a strike to begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Boeing operations in Washington, Oregon and Kansas will remain open. Employees who are not represented by the IAM are expected to report for work as normal."