Unions drop charges against Boeing

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    Who wants to bet Obama and his minions will take credit for creating those jobs?.......
     
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    the Right is right and the Left is wrong.....yet again....
     
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    I have a take on this, it might have more to do with this,

    SEATTLE , Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA - News) today announced that it intends to build the new 737 MAX in Renton, Wash. , pending approval of an early contract extension with the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), the union representing hourly employees in Washington , Oregon and Kansas .

    As part of an effort to improve their relationship, Boeing and the IAM have been discussing the potential for an early contract extension for several weeks. The current contract is set to expire in September 2012 .
    Boeing Announces Intent to Locate 737 MAX Production in Puget Sound - Yahoo! Finance

    A couple of things come to mind here, first the 787 production in Washington is well ahead of the production in S.C. which should deliver it's first aircraft by June of next year. The other thing is that the 737 MAX which is the next gen. of the 737 will be a a huge seller for Boeing and will provide long term employment at Boeing for many many years to come, so perhaps the reason the suit was dropped was because the 787 production line in S.C. became less and less an issue when it came to jobs?
     
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    Exactly that, and combined with the recent big sales by Boeing, the union probably realized that they will have enough work for the next twenty years even if Boeing opens up another 5 plants in S.C. The Union realized any job action might jeopardize the orders, and logic on thier part won out over the desire to win over the corporation.
     
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    Of course he will.
     
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    the NLRB "realized" that they cannot dictate where a company decides to do business....

    the rest is face-saving rationalization...
     
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    All someone needs to do is look at the production levels of the 787 in S.C. vs. the 787 in Washington to understand that with the addtion of not only the 737MAx and the huge order for the 787 placed just recently along with the USAF Tanker, what you just mentioned is exactly right. The Union is secure in terms of jobs and the S.C. plant is not a significant factor in terms of 787 production or jobs for that matter and is less so now.
     
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