Machinist seeks delay in Boeing contract vote

Machinist seeks delay in Boeing contract vote

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Machinist seeks delay in Boeing contract vote

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 8:09 AM

SEATTLE  -- A Boeing machinist worker is seeking to delay a vote on a proposed contract with the company.

The Seattle Times reports union member Robley Evans has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. He says the union is not providing members a reasonable opportunity to vote because some will still be on vacation when the Jan. 3 vote occurs.

An official with the National Labor Relations Board says an investigation likely wouldn't be completed before the vote.

The latest Boeing offer would still move workers away from a traditional pension plan. However, it backs away from a proposal that would have slowed the rate at which employees rise up the pay scale.

The contract would secure work for Machinists in Puget Sound on the new 777X airplane at a time when 22 states are vying for those jobs.

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