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June 22, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Boeing and the future

Times editorial misses the mark by ignoring math

Your editorial [“Strike won’t fly at Boeing,” Opinion, June 19] stated, “The 787 is behind schedule. This is partly — not entirely, but partly — because the Aerospace Machinists went on strike for 56 days last year.”

The 787 is two years late now for a total of 731 days. Do the math: The Aerospace Machinists can be blamed for 7.7 percent of the delay. Who’s responsible for the rest?

— Gary M. Raymond, Seattle

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