About 2,500 Boeing employees are expected to go on strike at three factories in St. Petersburg next month. Lewis, in the United States. The blockade, starting August 1, will come after a union of 837 votes from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers of the District against a proposal submitted by the company.
The outage is planned for Boeing in St. Petersburg. Charles County, St. Louis County and Muscotta, Illinois, Louis Post dispatch according to St. Louis.
“We cannot accept a contract that is not fair and just because this company is making billions of dollars every year from the backs of our hardworking members,” the union said.
In a statement, the company said it was disappointed with the vote, but would now use its “contingency plan to support the continuation of operations in the event of a strike.” A spokesman for the planmaker said the proposal includes competitive growth and a generous retirement plan that includes retirement plan contributions for Boeing employees up to 10% of their salaries.
The company is expected to provide an update on its financials this week when it releases its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. It was announced last week that Delta Air Lines had ordered 100 of its Model 737 aircraft. Source: Associated Press.