Mayors of Everett, Renton, Kent to Speak on 777x Vote Monday

Boeing 777x

777x image courtesy of Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson, Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke and other community leaders are holding a joint press event at Everett City Hall on Monday, Dec. 30, as they discuss the significance of the 777X to Everett and Washington state ahead of the Jan. 3 Machinists union vote.

According to a press release today…”the group will talk about the importance of Boeing to their communities and the state, as the Machinists prepare to vote on a new contract proposal next Friday and as Boeing prepares to announce the 777X site early next year.” It appears to be a press event and not open to the general public.

Also today, R. Thomas Buffenbarger, International President of the IAM said in a message on their website that time is running out for the 777x to be built in Everett…

“I am duty-bound to inform the membership this vote will be the final vote on this proposed contract. Since the previous vote taken on November 13, 2013, the Boeing Company sought Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from several other potential sites to locate the 777X program. Some may believe this is a “fake” play by the Company. Your union, based upon information that indicates otherwise, must take the threat seriously. Given the legalities of the RFP process and the fact that several states have tendered serious offers and incentive packages to the Company, the timeline for the Puget Sound area is expiring.”

You can read his entire message here.

The IAM has posted the IAM and Boeing summaries of the contract proposal here.

Local iam751 has posted an extensive newsletter regarding the 777x contract vote and is urging its members locally to vote no. You can see that newsletter here.

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