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Boeing Union Workers Vote in Favor of New Contract, Averting Strike that Threatened Output of Military Hardware

Unionized Boeing workers at three St. Louis-area factories voted in favor of the company’s latest contract offer Wednesday, averting a strike that threatened to paralyze the company’s output of crucial military hardware.

A strike by roughly 2,500 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 would have commenced at midnight had the vote gone against the three-year proposal.

The Machinists rejected the last contract offer on July 25, citing retirement benefits. That proposal included a 10 percent 401(k) match from the company, but workers said that paled in comparison with the pension plans it used to offer.

Read the source article at Washington Post

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