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August 2015 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online
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Machinists Respond to McNerney's Threat: "The only Boeing job that should leave this country is his"

July 29: Machinists District 751 President Jon Holden issued the following statement in response to Jim McNerney’s threat today that Boeing was actively considering moving “key pieces” of its operations to other countries because Congress has not reauthorized the Ex-Im Bank’s charter, which expired on June 30"

"While we share his frustration with Congress and its failure to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, we are tired of Jim McNerney and his constant threats to take away our livelihoods and destroy our communities.

At District 751, we support the work of the Export-Import Bank. It is an important source of financing for some of the airlines that purchase the products that our members build. Any politician who is fighting reauthorization of the bank is working to destroy something that provides a win-win-win for America¹s economy, working people and taxpayers.

But for Jim McNerney to continue to threaten to take our jobs away is unacceptable. Our workers in Puget Sound generate billions of dollars in revenue for Boeing, and our state’s citizens are committed to providing $8.7 billion in tax relief that will also boost Boeing’s bottom line. Our members also have lobbied steadfastly for years in support of the Ex-Im Bank. And for that, all we get in return are more threats.

This is one more example of how Jim McNerney operated during his years as Boeing’s CEO -- threatening the livelihood of his employees and jeopardizing the communities they live in in order to get what he wants. Enough is enough. It is time for him to go. The only Boeing job that should leave this country is his.

This unfortunate episode also shows why we wanted the Washington Legislature to act on proposed Aerospace Tax Incentive Accountability legislation during the past session. So long as our state has no performance standards for aerospace companies that take a share of America’s richest tax breaks, our state’s economy will be subject to being held hostage and used as a bargaining chip whenever aerospace industry executives get in a fight with their opponents in Congress."

Lester Mullen Elected District 751 Vice President
Thanks to all the members and retirees who took the time to vote on July 22 in the District 751 Vice President election. Lester Mullen was elected as our Vice President. Below are the vote tallies:

Lester Mullen 808
Clifford Goetsch 191
John Carter 68
Charles Fromong 64
Ronald L. Coen 60
Joseph Smith 36
Keith Elliott 32

July 2015 Aero Mechanic Newspaper online
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Boeing Will Pay High Price For McNerney's Mistake Of Treating Aviation Like It Was Any Other Industry

from Forbes.com
Yesterday’s announcement that Jim McNerney was retiring as Boeing BA -0.04% CEO wasn’t a major surprise – everyone knew he’d leave within a year or so – but it was rather abrupt and the timing was unexpected. He probably jumped, but there are certainly reasons to believe that he may have been nudged along in his move.

Under McNerney, Boeing’s stock price did very well. Cash flow was generally strong, and investors like short-term metrics like these. But he also leaves behind a toxic legacy that future leadership will need to deal with. Read Full Story here...

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