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February 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Boeing layoffs

Strikes don’t warrant termination

I understand our economy here in the U.S. is having some serious problems, but regarding an article I read published in The Seattle Times about Boeing layoffs [“More Boeing pink slips,” Bizline, Business, Feb. 20], I believe there is enough blame for everyone.

The truth is Boeing sales have decreased mostly because the union went on strike for 57 days, so Boeing workers also went on strike for 57 days.

Boeing was then delayed in the production of some airplanes. And because of the delay, some orders were canceled.

The cost of not selling one airplane is around $220 million. This is not reason enough to fire employees.

Juan Pablo Munilla C., Port Townsend

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