Following is an open letter regarding the Boeing 777X site selection from the Coalition of Labor Unions at The Boeing Company:
(Nov. 25, 2013) — Representing more than 60,000 skilled and experienced employees at The Boeing Company, the Coalition of Labor Unions at Boeing (CLUB) assures airplane customers, investors and the flying public we are ready to meet the challenge of designing and manufacturing the 777X on time, within budget and without growing pains.
Every successful Boeing commercial aircraft was designed, engineered, manufactured, protected and delivered by our members. From the Teamsters who transport the parts, SPEEA members who design, engineer and deliver aircraft, Machinists who skillfully manufacture the planes, Operating Engineers who maintain our facilities, Industrial Fire Fighters who protect our plants and Security Guards who protect the people and our trade secrets, union-represented Boeing employees in Washington state and other legacy locations are the proven path to success.
Our members are ready to answer the demand of airplane customers at the recent Dubai air show to rein in control of processes and renew focus on building the highest quality, safest and most reliable aircraft in the world. Boeing has the infrastructure today. Our members have the training and experience. Together, we can put the anxiety of aerospace customers to rest for good.
The Boeing reputation, along with the success of our company, our communities, and our aerospace customers depend on making the right choice for the 777X. The Coalition of Labor Unions at Boeing is the clear choice — the right choice, to meet this challenge!
|IAFF, Local I-66||IAM, District 751|
|IUOE, Local 286||SPEEA-IFPTE, Local 2001|
|SPFPA, Local 5||Teamsters, Local 174|