Boeing technical workers’ ballots due by March 18

SEATTLE — The union representing Boeing’s technical workers says it will make no recommendation when it asks members to vote this month on the company’s latest contract offer, which is identical to the offer that technical workers narrowly rejected Feb. 19.

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace said Friday that ballots are scheduled for mailing by next Thursday and will be due by March 18.

The union has said it’s disappointied the offer does not provide pensions for new employees. They would have a 401(k) retirement plan instead.

However, the union says accepting the company’s last offer would lock in “considerable improvements” achieved since the company’s initial offer.

The 7,400 technical workers have already given their union strike authorization.

The 15,500 engineers represented by the same union approved a four-year Boeing contract in ballots tallied Feb. 19.

The engineers and technical employees work on plans for new planes and solve problems that arise on the factory floor.

More in Herald Business Journal

Bond sale reveals Paine Field terminal cost is about $40M

Propeller Airports, which is building on land leased from the county, raised the money in February.

Explosive decompression at 32,500 feet. What happens?

Expect a violent windstorm where the pressurized air inside the passenger cabin rushes out.

Will activism in high school hurt your college chances?

By Anna Helhoski / NerdWallet Students risked disciplinary action at nearly 3,000… Continue reading

How new tax rules on home-equity loans affect you

To deduct interest, the money must be used for the property that the loan is secured against.

Giant power storage ‘batteries’ show promise

The systems could reduce the impact of power outages, whether they’re caused by storms or hackers.

Early 787 test plane is dismantled for reuse, recycling, or scrap

The first jet delivery was more than three years late and added billions of dollars to development costs.

61 companies will be at career fair Tuesday at Tulalip casino

Job seekers can check in early and pick up a booth map and job-seeker resources.

This is one trend that’s come back around

On Record Store Day, old-fashioned vinyl is more popular than ever.

County planners seek denial of Woodway-area luxury condos

Concerns remain over design and traffic plans for the 3,081-unit development at Point Wells.

Most Read