Machinists Union turn down contract extension

5:56 PM, Nov 14, 2013   |    comments
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SEATTLE, Washington (KING) -- Boeing machinists voted Wednesday to reject a proposed contract extension.

67 percent of the 20,000 machinists in the Seattle area voted against the contract.

Boeing had proposed the eight-year contract extension, saying it needed the deal to assemble the new 777X in Washington state. With the threat of those jobs going to another state, lawmakers rushed to approve $8.7 billion in tax breaks last week.

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