Union and Boeing leaders hold ‘feedback session’
SEATTLE — Machinists Union District Lodge 751 President Tom Wroblewski and union business representatives met Tuesday afternoon with Ray Conner, the president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and several members of his leadership team.
It was the first meeting between Boeing executives and District 751 leadership since Nov. 13, when Machinists voted by a 2-to-1 margin to reject Boeing’s proposal for an eight-year contract extension.
The meeting was not a formal negotiating session, but instead was a chance for both sides to give feedback. No proposals were exchanged.
Wroblewski has consistently said since the Nov. 13 vote that the union is open to further negotiations with Boeing.
“We remain committed to talks around the 777X placement,” he said.
Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents nearly 33,000 working men and women at 49 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.
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