Fewer Boeing Machinists union members are striking now than during the last strike in 1995, though thatâ€™s because, with the sale of Boeingâ€™s commercial division earlier this year, there are fewer Boeing employees. But the economic impact of the strike could still be costly, especially if it lasts very long. Already, Spirit AeroSystems has gone to a three-day workweek for most employees. Other local suppliers also may cut back. A long strike hurts everyone. Boeing and the union need to redouble their efforts to reach a labor agreement soon.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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