Contract sounds like it adds up

What am I missing? You are a Boeing Machinist and you have a house worth $300,000. If Boeing builds the 777X here your house goes up about 5 percent a year or $15,000. This is costing you a cut in yearly pay of 5 percent of $90,000 or $4,500. So the net increase to Boeing Machinists is $10,500 per year. If you do not agree to the new Boeing contract, your children will not get a chance to work at Boeing, and the value of your house is certain to go down. Also, you may be out of a job. Sounds like agreeing to the new Boeing contract will make all the Machinists an extra $100,000 in just 10 years.

Howie Bargreen

Everett

More in Opinion

Daydream is over; GOP must work with Democrats on ACA fix

Editorial: The Senate should end its latest ACA repeal effort and continue bipartisan talks.

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Sept. 25

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Sept. 24

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Simoneaux: Job-hunting advice from one who’s done hunting

Past a certain age — say 50 — you’ll need to keep your wits and your humor at the ready.

Saunders: Ask around; you’ll hear praise for Trump on N. Korea

The leader of the nation most vulnerable to Kim’s aggression said he liked Trump’s speech.

Milbank: If he isn’t making us ill, Trump is making some crazy

A new paper discusses the Trump era and what mental health professionals are observing in patients.

Corporate tax reform won’t trickle down to workers

I see Congress is going to tackle tax reform, including cuts to… Continue reading

County Council, Dist. 5: Kelly’s knowledge needed on council

Recently the Herald chose to give a great deal of attention to… Continue reading

Why Snohomish County should shoot for Amazon’s HQ2

Editorial: Not that we have a real shot at it, but because of what else we might attract here.

Most Read