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June 5, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Boeing moves more jobs

Seattle needs backup plan

One wonders whether the state is planning for a life after Boeing [“Some Boeing work is moving south,” page one, June 1].

Alex Pietsch, the head of Gov. Jay Inslee’s aerospace office, is just whistling past the graveyard when he says that it’s just the way things seem to be going.

No employer with a viable alternative is going to put up with the internal union political nonsense that Boeing has endured in this state for years.

Boeing’s move of its headquarters to Chicago should have been a wake-up call. Now the state had better figure out what to do about thousands of semiskilled workers who will be dumped on its doorstep in the coming decades.

John Pomfret, Seattle

Comments | Topics: Boeing, engineering, outsourcing

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