Saturday, September 06, 2008

[olympiaworkers] Machinists at Boeing Set to Stike

Date: Fri, September 5, 2008

Dear OWLS supporters,
Saturday, September 6, 11am
Support striking Boeing Machinists — meet at 6726 Corson Ave S

Despite record profits Boeing is offering a concessionary, two tier
contract to IAM members. A strike HAS BEEN CALLED for September 6 at 12:01
am (Midnight tonight!). Join us for a sign making party in Georgetown.
Then OWLS will head for the picket lines. An injury to one is an injury to

The following is from the IAM Web site at:

Machinists at Boeing Set to Strike

September 05, 2008 - Leaders of the International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that a strike will
begin at 3:01 am EST despite extraordinary efforts by the union to reach
an agreement with the Boeing Company.

"The absence of job security language was a key reason why members
rejected the company's earlier offer and it is why Boeing is now facing
the second major strike in three years," said International President Tom
Buffenbarger. "We've learned it's not enough to have a good-paying job if
that job can disappear at any time."

The strike will involve 27,000 Machinists at Boeing facilities in Kansas ,
Oregon and Washington . Details about the strike will be posted at and

The IAM is among the nation's largest industrial trade unions,
representing over 700,000 active and retired members in airline,
aerospace, manufacturing, railroad, woodworking and shipbuilding

Mike for Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity

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