Machinists Continue Strike at Boeing

January 12, 2006 – After requesting a meeting with IAM Aerospace Coordinators, the Boeing Company then balked at restarting formal negotiations over issues that led to a strike at Boeing space and defense facilities in Florida, Alabama and California.

According to a bulletin by Aerospace Coordinators John Crowdis, Frank Santos and Dick Schneider, Boeing is unwilling to move from their proposals to eliminate retiree health care and dramatically increase medical insurance for hourly employees. “Boeing is a profitable company and if they are allowed to decrease our current benefits, there is no telling where or when they will stop,” said the IAM Coordinators, who praised members for standing up to this latest effort by Boeing to reduce hard won benefits.