Responding to a media report that they are engaged in secret talks with Boeing, Machinists leaders put out this statement today.
“The Union has continually reported to our members and the public. Issues including jobs, the second 787 line, the replacement airplane for the 737 and bringing our work back in house where it belongs are just some of the topics being discussed.”
The key point in the leaders message: Members would get a vote on any agreement being discussed (including the rumored no-strike deal).
Boeing is considering where to locate its second 787 assembly line. The company has noted Machinists’ strikes as a reason it’s looking at Charleston, S.C., as well as Everett.