Cantwell: New Labor Deal and 737 MAX Announcement Provide Aerospace Job Security for WA
Cantwell: ‘We are committed to building the next generation of Boeing aircraft right here in WA state’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, released the following statement after the 29,000 members of the local International Association of Machinists (IAM) 751 voted to approve a 4-year contract extension with Boeing.
“This agreement ensures that Washington state will support quality aerospace jobs for years to come,” Cantwell said. “I’d like to extend my congratulations to Boeing and the Machinists union for negotiating in good faith to reach this milestone agreement. With a new contract and the announcement that the 737 MAX will be built in Renton, we are committed to building the next generation of Boeing aircraft right here in Washington state.
“Today is the beginning of a new day for Washington state aerospace productivity. This new relationship of working together means that the next generation 737 MAX will be built here in the Pacific Northwest. This deal is a winner for the job security of Washington workers and shows our state is poised to drive aerospace innovation for another century.”
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