Boeing http://kuow.org en Boeing Says More Work Could Stay In-House http://kuow.org/post/boeing-says-more-work-could-stay-house <p>Boeing announced quarterly earnings Wednesday morning that beat analysts' expectations. CEO Jim McNerney said part of the company's success story is the new economics of its labor force. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:26 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 33150 at http://kuow.org Boeing Says More Work Could Stay In-House Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up http://kuow.org/post/tom-steps-down-boeing-moves-jobs-out-washington-and-minimum-wage-debate-heats <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Washington state Senator Rodney Tom announced his decision to <a href="http://kuow.org/post/washington-senate-majority-leader-tom-wont-seek-re-election">not seek re-election</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">this week, how does his departure change the dynamic in the legislature. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Boeing is shipping nearly 2,000 engineering and research jobs out of the state. After the big push for friendly tax breaks for the company, is this a betrayal?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:52 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32802 at http://kuow.org Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up Why Boeing Is Moving Engineering Jobs Out Of Everett http://kuow.org/post/why-boeing-moving-engineering-jobs-out-everett <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Times aerospace reporter <a href="https://twitter.com/dominicgates" target="_blank">Dominic Gates</a> about Boeing moving engineering jobs out of Everett and Washington state. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:04:21 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 32763 at http://kuow.org Why Boeing Is Moving Engineering Jobs Out Of Everett What The Boeing 777 Can Tell Us About The Missing Malaysian Jet http://kuow.org/post/what-boeing-777-can-tell-us-about-missing-malaysian-jet <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://topics.wsj.com/person/O/jon-ostrower/7372">Wall Street Journal aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower</a> about the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 and how its makeup can provide clues to finding the missing aircraft. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:59:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 30733 at http://kuow.org What The Boeing 777 Can Tell Us About The Missing Malaysian Jet How Decline Of Unions Contributed To Rise In Inequality http://kuow.org/post/how-decline-unions-contributed-rise-inequality <p>Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington sociology professor Jake Rosenfeld about his book, “What Unions No Longer Do."</p><p>After World War II, one in three workers belonged to a union. Today, only one in 20 people employed in the private sector are in unions. Rosenfeld argues the decline of unions has helped lead to a rise in inequality. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:06:06 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 30253 at http://kuow.org How Decline Of Unions Contributed To Rise In Inequality Boeing Machinist Union Has A New Leader http://kuow.org/post/boeing-machinist-union-has-new-leader <p>Steve Scher talks with newly-elected <span class="st">District Lodge 751 </span>President Jon Holden about the direction he plans to take the <a href="http://www.iam751.org/">Boeing Machinist Union</a>.</p><p>"Our goal needs to be how we unify back to the membership to a position of strength in order to secure the best standard of living for our members that we can," he said. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:35:35 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30084 at http://kuow.org Boeing Machinist Union Has A New Leader Boeing Hopes 'Wounds Would Heal' After 777X Wing Production Rivalry http://kuow.org/post/boeing-hopes-wounds-would-heal-after-777x-wing-production-rivalry <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates about the aftermath of the fight to keep Boeing's 777X wing production in Washington state. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:52:27 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 29228 at http://kuow.org Boeing Hopes 'Wounds Would Heal' After 777X Wing Production Rivalry Boeing's 'Terrible Teens' Cut Into Profit, Tax Revenue http://kuow.org/post/boeings-terrible-teens-cut-profit-tax-revenue <p>Boeing says it will have to wait until sometime in 2016 to turn a profit on the 787 Dreamliners line.</p><p>By that time, the aerospace says developing the game-changing plane will cost the company more than $25 billion. There was a time when Boeing thought it would take $5 billion to develop the new plane. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 28986 at http://kuow.org Boeing's 'Terrible Teens' Cut Into Profit, Tax Revenue After The Machinists Vote, Labor Seeks New Directions http://kuow.org/post/after-machinists-vote-labor-seeks-new-directions <p>The idea of coming together in common cause is woven into Washington’s social fabric, especially into its union history. But labor has suffered reversals before, and it suffered a large one on Jan. 3, when the Machinists union voted by a narrow margin to abandon the Boeing pension plan. At stake was a key production line. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:33:47 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 27716 at http://kuow.org After The Machinists Vote, Labor Seeks New Directions Not Even Boeing Can Fly Without Wings http://kuow.org/post/not-even-boeing-can-fly-without-wings <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Snohomish County Executive John Lovick about why he thinks Boeing should build the wing for the 777X in his neighborhood. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:03:09 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Arwen Nicks 27413 at http://kuow.org Not Even Boeing Can Fly Without Wings Inslee's State Of The State, Legislative Session Kicks Off, And Machinists Union President Retires http://kuow.org/post/inslees-state-state-legislative-session-kicks-and-machinists-union-president-retires <p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee pushed for a higher minimum wage and increased education funding during his <a href="http://kuow.org/post/state-our-state-governor-inslee">State of the State Address</a> this week. The state legislature kicked off its 2014 session. Also, Boeing Machinists Union President Tom Wroblewski announced his retirement.</p><p>We review these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute Berger</a> and The Stranger's <a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>. Plus, we hear from <a href="http://www.livewireradio.org">Live Wire</a> host Luke Burbank.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:45:21 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 27249 at http://kuow.org Inslee's State Of The State, Legislative Session Kicks Off, And Machinists Union President Retires Interstate Battle For Boeing 777X Wing Production http://kuow.org/post/interstate-battle-boeing-777x-wing-production <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy about the aerospace industry in the South Sound, and what makes it an appealing place to build the Boeing 777X wing. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:06:42 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 27116 at http://kuow.org Interstate Battle For Boeing 777X Wing Production Machinists Head Steps Down: 'Your Job Should Not Destroy Your Health' http://kuow.org/post/machinists-head-steps-down-your-job-should-not-destroy-your-health <p>The drama over the Boeing 777X jet has claimed its first casualty.</p><p>Tom Wroblewski, president of the Machinists Union District Lodge 751, announced on Tuesday night that he is retiring to a small group of elected representatives from local lodges. His last day is Jan. 31. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:37:52 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 27107 at http://kuow.org Machinists Head Steps Down: 'Your Job Should Not Destroy Your Health' Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery Smokes – Again http://kuow.org/post/boeing-787-dreamliner-battery-smokes-again <p></p><p>Japan Airlines has yet again grounded one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets after the plane's lithium ion battery started smoking. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:57:58 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 27047 at http://kuow.org Boeing 787 Dreamliner Battery Smokes – Again More Workers Forced To Pick Up Pension Investment Risks http://kuow.org/post/more-workers-forced-pick-pension-investment-risks Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Boeing just extended its contract in Washington, keeping more than 10,000 jobs in state, partly by adjusting employees' pension plans. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:46:35 +0000 editor 27037 at http://kuow.org