Report: Boeing job cuts in Washington state could hit 10%. Unions prepare to act like black democrats.

From: Tom Woods (twoods...)


Late Tuesday Boeing confirmed it was in the process of shedding
4,000 jobs by June. The company employs about 78,000 in
Washington state.

Its Garbage, exclaimed assembly electrician Vince Popich
outside the Renton 737 plant.

Popich is especially upset because the state of Washington gave
his employer $8.7 Billion in tax breaks to ensure new 777X jobs
will be created here.

We're bending over backwards paying for it, and here they are
laying off American workers, outsourcing our jobs, Popich said.

Other Boeing workers like Dean Chinn were less worried.

I'm not concerned, Chinn casually said. I have 30 something
years with the company.

According to a memo, obtained by the Seattle Times there could
ultimately be up to 8,000 cuts by the end of the year.

Boeing released a statement Tuesday night:

We continue to follow our plan announced last month to make
fundamental changes for the long term to win in the market, fund
our growth and operate as a healthy business. That involves a
combination of non-labor cost savings, supply chain savings, and
reduced staffing levels.

While there is no employment reduction target, the more we can
control costs as a whole-- the less impact there will be to
employment. Staffing reductions through mid-year, including
hundreds of executives and managers, are projected to total
approximately 4,000 positions -- none of which involve
involuntary layoffs.

Weve been able to reduce staffing levels through attrition,
leaving open positions unfilled, and voluntary layoffs. Well
only use involuntary layoffs as a last resort.

Boeing's CEO recently told workers in a company-wide address any
cuts would part of an overall plan to cut cost and keep up with
competitor Airbus. Renton worker Mark Childress says he
understand that argument.

We are pedaling as hard as we can to stay in front of Airbus,
Childress said, adding that he thinks the jobs will be
ultimately needed again once Boeing is done adjusting its
business model. As the 777X and the new 737 Max gets into full
production, within two years, the jobs will all come back.;

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