This may be only one opinion, but the Boeing Machinists would be well advised to pay attention to what is, and will be, happening to the Detroit automobile industry. (And I don’t mean what the controlled media are reporting.)
Since the end of World War II, we’ve all experienced increasing inflation, and as the cost of consumer goods kept increasing, so did the export of American jobs. Detroit’s current problem is only the last example of what will happen when labor’s demands and management’s shortsightedness force manufacturing to move to area that doesn’t price itself out of the business.
The recent IAM labor contract more than likely spelled the doom of a Boeing tanker because of the labor cost differential between an Everett production and the cost of producing the plane below the “Mason/Dixon” line. If you haven’t noticed, labor negotiators, governmental spending is, hopefully, being reduced.
John A. Moll