As I wrote in my Sunday column, the compromised reached between Boeing and the Machinists would be an unalloyed triumph for the aerospace cluster of the Puget Sound region. But reading the comments on some of the stories about the deal reveals some doubts among IAM members, the devil of the contract being in the details.
Members will be asked to ratify the deal on Wednesday. A “no” vote would almost certainly mark the beginning of the end of Boeing here. But democracy rules in a union. There’s also a split between older and younger members, the ones closer to retirement having less to lose on the long run. Below is a poll on which way members are leaning. Tell us in the comment field why, if you have time. The problem, of course, is that anti-union trolls who have nothing to do with this agreement will skew the results. So, if an honor system exists on the Internet, let’s invoke it. Only vote if you are an IAM member. Otherwise, just comment.
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Today’s Econ Haiku:
Job numbers improved
Because more workers gave up
Happy days are here?