Machinists at BAE Systems OK three-year agreement

SEATTLE — Machinists Union members who test and install flight decks for a Boeing Co. contractor have unanimously ratified a three-year contract. Under their contract with BAE Systems, the workers will maintain cost of living increases and pension benefits for the next three years, while also collecting $1,000 lump sum payments in each year of … Continue reading

Wroblewski: We are ‘only logical choice’ for 777-X

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Major milestones achieved by Machinists Union members in August show once again why Puget Sound is the only logical place for the Boeing Co. to locate its 777-X program, the union’s president said. Boeing “can’t afford another setback like we’ve seen with the 787,” said Tom Wroblewski, the president of Machinists Union District Lodge 751. … Continue reading

Machinists with BAE OK new three-year contract

EVERETT — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work for BAE Systems unanimously ratified a new three-year contract with the company in August. Under the contract, the Machinists at BAE will receive a raise of 3 percent in the first year, and raises of 2.5 percent in each of the second and third years. … Continue reading

Union: Chicago could learn from Boeing’s history

If  Boeing Co. management in Chicago is serious about fixing its failed corporate culture, executives could start by studying the history of their own company, the leader of the Machinists Union’s District Lodge in Seattle said. For most of Boeing’s history, managers and employee unions worked together for the benefit of both, said District 751 President Tom Wroblewski. “It’s … Continue reading

Machinists ratify contract with BAE Systems

EVERETT – Machinists District Lodge 751 members working for BAE Systems in Everett have unanimously ratified a new three-year agreement with the aerospace supplier. “Our members do a great job for BAE and this contract recognizes that,” said Tom Wroblewski, the District 751 president. “There’s a lot of work to be done over the next … Continue reading

Analysts urge boycott of French whine

A pair of influential aerospace analysts have this advice for European politicians who are professing to be outraged by the apparent outcome of the U.S. Air Force’s tanker bidding. “Get over it,” wrote Leeham Co. analyst Scott Hamilton. “And move on.” Both Hamilton and Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia have come out in the past … Continue reading

BAE Systems picks new U.S. leader

District 751 Members who work for BAE Systems have a new boss — Linda Hamilton, who had previously led the company’s land and armaments division. Hamilton was named president and chief executive of BAE’s North American operations on Monday. The promotion makes her one of the highest-ranking women executives within the defense industry. BAE Systems Inc. … Continue reading

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