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    Default Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

    What is written in this article sums up exactly what is wrong in this country!!!
    Boeing on Wednesday acknowledged plans to cut about 4,000 jobs in its commercial airplanes division by mid-year, and another 550 jobs in a unit that conducts flight and lab testing.

    Sources said the company's broad goal is to cut jobs by 10 percent at its commercial airplane unit, which has about 80,000 employees.
    Boeing said the job reductions are part of a broad cost-cutting drive to keep the Chicago-based aerospace and defense company competitive. But Boeing's stock posted the biggest decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday, falling 1.88 percent to $128.58.

    Boeing is enjoying the biggest peacetime boom in its 100-year history, increasing jetliner output to historic levels.
    The savings are necessary to "win in the market, fund our growth and operate as a healthy business," Ray Conner, chief executive of the airplane business, told employees last month.
    Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs: sources | Reuters

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    Default re: Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

    Weren't they just saying the jobs in the state of Washington were safe as they opened the "non union" South Carolina facility??
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    Boeing Calls Back Retired Workers To Help Keep Up With Supply Chain

    Aerospace is one industry I would want nothing to do with. Several of my family member worked in this industry while we lived in CA. There were always the layoffs. Maybe they should call back laid off workers rather than retired workers?

    Unfinished 737s are stacking up on the tarmac outside of a Boeing plant near Seattle as the supply chain struggles to keep up with demand. The company is calling back retired workers to help finish putting the planes together.

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    Boeing has been dealing with a bit of a problem this summer - where to park unfinished jet airplanes. Kinks in the supply chain of the company's popular 737 led the airline to park many of those planes without engines on a taxiway at the tiny Renton Municipal Airport outside of Seattle. NPR's David Schaper reports.

    DAVID SCHAPER, BYLINE: Boeing's 737 is the most successful commercial airliner in history. Considered the workhorse of the industry, Boeing has delivered more than 10,000 of the single-aisle jets to airlines. The goal at its factory in Renton is to crank out 52 of these planes a month. That's almost three aircraft a day. But this summer, that pace slowed way down.

    CONNIE KELLIHER: The problem came from suppliers who couldn't keep up with the increased rates.
    https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/64927...h-supply-chain

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    Default re: Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

    Bernie Sanders shared this on FB

    Boeing saved $227M from state tax incentives last year while it cut 6,000 jobs

    Boeing disclosed in an annual filing to the state Department of Revenue that Washington state’s aerospace-industry tax incentives saved the company $227 million in 2017, a year in which it shed just over 6,000 jobs in the state.

    The jetmaker’s tax savings were $15 million less than in 2016. That’s because 2017 revenue at Boeing Commercial Airplanes was down 2 percent from the prior year, primarily due to fewer deliveries of the expensive widebody jets built in Everett.
    Those job cuts followed just over 7,500 jobs Boeing shed in 2016.

    That strong tide of job cuts only began to turn this year when Boeing found itself short of labor, especially in Renton, where the company is trying to dig out from under a pile of unfinished 737 jets.

    Because the company no longer releases monthly employment figures, it isn’t clear how many jobs have been added in 2018. However the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union said this month it’s seen a net gain of 1,200 members so far this year.
    https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...cut-6000-jobs/

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    Boeing, automation and the union's thoughts on the quality aspect of robotic assembly.

    Boeing and Machinists Union tussle over automation’s effect on quality assurance
    Boeing’s moves to automate its manufacturing processes and streamline the quality assurance process for its airplanes has sparked discussions with union officials over the effect on jobs.
    The controversy came to light in the current issue of Aero Mechanic — the newspaper published by the International Association of Machinists’ District 751, which represents Boeing assembly workers — and in The Seattle Times.
    Union leaders are concerned about a Boeing campaign known as “Quality Transformation,” which relies on automated processes such as robotic riveting and precision machining to cut down on manufacturing defects. Boeing says such processes make airplane assembly more “mistake-proof.”
    Aero Mechanic said Boeing laid out its plans and their potential effect on quality-assurance jobs in November.
    “Per the PowerPoint Boeing presented to our union, Boeing estimates their plan will impact 451 QA jobs next year and potentially a similar amount in 2020,” the newspaper reported. “This will not only place a heavier burden on our mechanics but will also eliminate the second set of eyes on thousands of work packages.”
    https://news.yahoo.com/boeing-machin...l&uh_test=1_06
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    Default Re: Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

    Flight attendants’ union calls for grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

    WASHINGTON— The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is calling on the federal government to join other countries around the world in taking action to guarantee flight safety in light of concerns around the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The union is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily ground the 737 MAX fleet in the U.S. out of an abundance of caution in the wake of a second fatal accident involving the Boeing plane—the downed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

    They are requesting a halt to further U.S. flights using the plane until FAA-identified fixes to the plane can be installed, communicated, and confirmed.

    "This is about public confidence in the safety of air travel,” said Sara Nelson, AFA president. “The United States has the safest aviation system in the world, but Americans are looking for leadership in this time of uncertainty. The FAA must act decisively to restore the public faith in the system. Again, we caution everyone to not jump to conclusions and not interrupt the integrity of the investigations.”
    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...-max-8-planes/

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    Default Re: Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

    ‘Everybody feels it’: Boeing workers react to second 737 crash
    A day after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 claimed 157 lives, workers at the Renton plant where the doomed Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner was built were only just coming to grips with the grim toll of the accident, the second for company’s top-selling jet.

    “Everybody feels it,” said one worker who had just finished up a shift on the 737 assembly line. “It’s like being under a dark cloud in there.” Like other employees interviewed Monday afternoon, he declined to give his name, in part because the company forbids workers from talking to the media.

    But employees said the accident was being widely discussed inside the plant, where workers are turning out 52 of the new aircraft every month. And among those workers streaming through the turnstile gate on Logan Avenue Monday afternoon, reactions to the disaster seemed a mixture of sadness for the victims along with deep uncertainty — about the cause of the accident, but also what it might mean for their employer.

    The new 737 MAX is one of the company’s most successful aircraft in terms of initial sales. It’s also key to the livelihoods of most of the roughly 12,000 men and women who punch the clock at the Renton plant. As of January, the backlog for the MAX was 4,661 aircraft. “It’s our bread and butter,” said a worker who was grabbing a quick smoke before heading through the turnstile to start his shift. “We’re definitely curious,” added his colleague, whose shift had just ended.
    https://www.seattletimes.com/busines...ond-737-crash/
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    Four American Airlines Unions Have Divergent Views Regarding Boeing 737 Max Safety

    At the world’s largest airlines, four principal unions have expressed different takes on whether it is safe to fly the Boeing 737 Max.

    The Allied Pilots Association, representing 15,000 American Airlines pilots, says it “remains confident in the Boeing 737 Max and in our members ability to safely fly it.” The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing 27,000 flight attendants, has said the airline should consider ground its 24 Max 8 aircraft and that its members “will not be forced to fly if they feel unsafe.”

    The International Association of Machinists and the Transport Workers Union jointly represent 30,000 fleet service workers, mechanics and other related employees. The TWU says the airplane should be grounded. The IAM says that before it calls for action, it needs to know more about the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed.../#75dff29c316d

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    Default Re: Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

    After dragging its feet, Trump FAA finally grounds troubled Boeing planes

    Unable to resist the demands of the public, the airline workers, congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, former U.S. regulators and safety officials, and the nations of the rest of the world, Trump and the Federal Aviation Administration finally grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets.

    Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, called the grounding “good news,” adding, “Lives must always come first.”

    She warned, however, in a statement today, that “a brand is at stake as well and that brand is not just Boeing. It’s America.”

    Nelson was referring to the U.S. as the country that “has set the standard for safety and competence and honesty in the management of aviation.”
    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...boeing-planes/

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    Default Re: Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs (Washington State Thread)

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    After dragging its feet, Trump FAA finally grounds troubled Boeing planes



    https://www.peoplesworld.org/article...boeing-planes/
    Another of "The best people" failed to get it done.

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