Boeing Workers to Go On Strike

At least 2,500 Boeing workers are expected to hold a strike the following month in Missouri and Illinois to protest the aerospace company’s current contract offer to its employees.

According to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 837, 2,500 machinists from Boeing will hold strikes on August 1 in Boeing plants located in St. Charles County and St. Louis County in Missouri as well as in Mascoutah, Illinois.

“We cannot accept a contract that is not fair and equitable, as this company continues to make billions of dollars each year off the backs of our hardworking members,” said IAM. 

IAM expressed that Boeing’s current contract offer is not “fair and equitable”, and that the aerospace giant is “unwilling to adequately” compensate for its workers’ 401(k) plans. 

“We will not allow this company to put our members’ hard-earned retirements in jeopardy,” said IAM.

The IAM’s statement also disclosed that Boeing has previously suspended its employees’ pensions. 

The F-15, F-18, T-7A trainer, and MQ-25 unmanned refueler are among the top armament and military aircraft that IAM members of District Lodge 837 build and manufacture.

The first quarter of this year saw a $1.2 billion loss for Boeing, however, just last week, the corporation revealed that Delta Air Lines had bought 100 units of its 737 aircraft.

“We stand in solidarity across the United States and will use the might of the Fighting Machinists to bring home a contract that allows us to build and produce some of the best military aircraft and weapons in the world, and enables us to take care of our families,” said the IAM.

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