WASHINGTON — Looks like unionized industrial engineers and other workers will be out of a job soon. The union representing workers that would help build Boeing 777X airliners voted 67% against non-union labor for the project.
Reuters reported that the International Machinists’ Union hailed it as a victory for their workers, but Boeing quickly responded and said they will move their business elsewhere.
These union workers will now be out of a job, which is exactly what Boeing warned them would happen if they pursued union labor in this extensive, 20-year project. Now Boeing is looking its options, ranging from right-to-work states like South Carolina to Japan.
Will the union bosses get the last laugh? Or will Boeing?