Working together

When people sit down to work things out, it’s amazing what can be accomplished. Nine months before Boeing and the machinists faced a deadline for a new contract, today’s tentative agreement is a breath of fresh air.

That deal, which still needs to be voted on by our IAM-represented employees, would be a win for everyone involved. It would put the 737 MAX in Renton and help ensure the long-term future of aerospace manufacturing in the Puget Sound. It would also be huge for all of our customers who are lining up to buy our airplanes.

I often talk about the difference our employees make on a daily basis. It was incredible to see them celebrate their historic accomplishments this year on the 787 and 747-8 programs. And as we work together on this contract extension, the future looks brighter than ever.

Comments (3)

Stephen (Everett, WA):

I seriously doubt the MAX could be built on schedule anywhere BUT in Renton. It's a no-brainer. Renton has the facilites and the people. For them it's business as usual. The only other place I can think could have done it is Boeing SoCAL.
As to the IAM contract, it's not great but not bad either. I'm guessing the membership will vote yes. Nothing wrong with job stability.

Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID):

I concur with your assessment whole heartily. Its WIN-WIN-WIN time seriously. The IAM shows leadership to its workers, Boeing shows good decision making to its stock holders, and both show commitment to its customers. All three WIN. This is the best news for American industrial resurgence. It underscores the 737 MAX as a winner.

Daniel Tsang (Hong Kong):

Hi Randy,

I still remembered Boeing 777-300ER's slogan was "Working Together. Flying Farther." when it was rolled out.

Really congratulations on the landmark, breakthrough deal on 737 MAX and IAM.

Words cannot properly reflect my views towards the IAM deal: it's so amazing and it's such a great deal!

Congratulations once again...

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