Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

April 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Boeing: Management in Chicago doesn’t know what’s best for Puget Sound workers

Defense of past failures seems to be Boeing’s mantra these days [“Boeing CEO defends shifting engineering jobs,” Business/Technology, April 23].

Boeing success is a result of a dedicated and highly qualified workforce of talented engineers and assembly workers. Yet, the remotely located “senior management” in Chicago gloss over a number of their mistakes: a three year delay in launching the 787 because of a cockamamie idea to send sub-assemblies overseas (think the Italian fiasco), or the South Carolina plant that was going to make airplanes cheaper by using “cheap” employees. Even now that plant has continuing problems.

Then, Boeing management went out of their way to slash benefits of workers, which I am sure didn’t build teamwork and commitment. Outsiders now consider relocating engineers elsewhere unwise. And so it goes.

All the while Boeing’s board of directors heap overly generous bonuses on CEO Jim McNerney and his clown-car group in isolated Chicago. Instead the Boeing board should present them with termination notices.

Thomas L Westman

Comments | More in Boeing | Topics: Boeing, Chicago, engineers

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►