Boeing machinists have been in heated negotiations with management over their contract. Politicians say that the machinists don't approve the latest contract, production of the plane will almost certainly move to another state.
Jeannie Yandel talks with Clark University industrial relations professor Gary Chaison about the divide between national and local leaders of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
For many Boeing machinists the battle to land the 777X production line is deeply personal, and generational.
Boeing runs in the blood of many families, who have tied their fortunes to that of the company. Andrea Simmonds’ family is like that. A grandfather of hers was a 747 pilot. Now Odin, her husband, builds the 747. He’s a machinist, like his father Don before him, who once worked the 777 line.
Ross Reynolds talks with Washington State Office of Aerospace director Alex Pietsch about Boeing, the commercial airplane business and the ongoing effort to get the 777X built in the Puget Sound region.
It's been a busy week: Talks between Boeing and its machinists union to secure the 777X continue to be rocky. Bertha, the world's largest tunneling machine, ground to a halt 60 feel below downtown and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn looked back on four years in office. We talk over those stories and more of the week's news with Joni Balter of the Seattle Times, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and Crosscut's Knute Berger.