Monday, September 26, 2005

Boeing strike likely to end

Boeing, Union Reach Tentative Agreement:
Workers and management at Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane division hammered out a tentative agreement that could allow the airline giant to resume production quickly.

Thousands of machinists will vote Thursday on whether to approve the new three-year deal, providing a potential end to a three-week strike. Approval would let Boeing immediately make airplanes again.
Boeing gave the Wichita unit the same deal the Puget Sound workers got, increased pensions, and held down medical costs.