Everett Leaders Demand Machinists Be Allowed to Vote on 777x Proposal, Beg Machinists to Vote Yes

Machinist Ballot for contract extension

The first vote was 2 – 1 against. It’s still unclear if a new vote on the updated proposal will happen.

Three local Everett leaders issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing drama between Boeing and the Machinists Union…

The Boeing Company offer presented to the Machinists Thursday deserves to be voted upon by its membership.

We applaud the Machinists union and The Boeing Company for returning to the bargaining table and working toward a resolution. It is clear progress has been made. This latest proposal responds to concerns presented at the table by the Machinists, and it reflects the demands of a highly competitive, global marketplace.

It is fair and reasonable to allow the men and women who will build the 777X this opportunity to vote. We strongly urge the proposal be presented immediately to the Machinist membership for their consideration.

Moreover, we urge the Machinists to vote yes on this offer to secure the future of aerospace in the state and our competitiveness worldwide. Boeing employees in Washington state build the best airplanes in the world now, and we hope, far into the future.

City of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick

Port of Everett Commissioner Troy McClelland

Last month Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and Snohomish County executive John Lovick urged the machinists to approve the first contract offer Boeing put forth. The machinists union members rejected that offer by a vote of 2 – 1 against.

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