Lost jobs: 11,000 reasons for tax break accountability

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OLYMPIA — The Boeing Co. has eliminated the jobs of more than 11,000 Washington state residents since Gov. Jay Inslee and the Legislature agreed to give the company the largest corporate tax incentives in U.S. history. That’s why Machinists Union District Lodge 751 and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace are continuing to … Continue reading

Machinists testify in support of tax accountability bill

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Legislature needs to act now to keep more aerospace industry jobs from leaving the state, Machinists Union District Lodge 751 officers told the House Finance Committee on Jan. 19. The Machinists urged lawmakers to pass House Bill 2638, which would require the Boeing Co. to keep specified numbers of jobs in the … Continue reading

200 union members urge Legislature to fix incentives

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OLYMPIA – Nearly 200 current and former aerospace workers came to the Washington state Capitol today to urge legislators to take steps to ensure the nation’s largest corporate tax give-away meets its original intent to “maintain and grow Washington’s aerospace industry workforce” with good-paying jobs. Passed in a special legislative session in November 2013, the … Continue reading

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