About 2,500 Boeing workers will go on strike after refusing Deal
Nearly 2,500 Boeing employees at three St. Louis-area plants are set to walk off the work next month after voting to reject a contract offer from the plane maker on Sunday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 union voted to reject the deal at Boeing plants in St. Charles County, St. Louis County and Mascoutah, Illinois.
The union said it could not accept a contract if the firm continued to gain billions of dollars each year off the backs of its hardworking members without a fair and equitable contract.
Chicago-based Boing said in a statement that it was unhappy, but it will now implement its contingency plan in the case of a strike.
Contract terms included a competitive raise and a generous retirement plan in which Boeing would match employees’ savings up to 10% of their salary, a Boeing spokesperson said.
This week, Boeing is set to disclose its next quarterly financial report, which will provide an update on the company’s finances. As recently as last week, Boeing announced that Delta Air Lines had purchased 100 of its 737 jets.