Midwest Boeing Workers Receive New Contract, Averting Strike

Midwest Boeing Workers Receive New Contract, Averting Strike

United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Photo by Bill Abbott, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

(IRN) – Workers in three Boeing factories in the Midwest have a new contract, and Boeing is averting the threat of a strike.

Nearly 2,500 workers at the plants make military planes and other defense products.

They voted Wednesday to ratify a contract that will boost pay an average of 14% over three years and improve retirement benefits.

Less than two weeks ago, the same workers overwhelmingly rejected a Boeing contract offer and threatened to go on strike.

A spokesman for Boeing said the company is “pleased” with the outcome. The new contract covers workers at Boeing plants in Missouri and Illinois.

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