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Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

What's behind companies changing their pension plans

Boeing announced that it would freeze pension plans for non-union workers. The company may cry poor, but chances are it is just adding to the profits. Read More »

This Woman Began Working On Boeing Assembly Lines In 1942

This Woman Began Working On Boeing Assembly Lines In 1942

93-year old Elinor Otto helped build warplanes during World War II.

These days, workers are lucky if they can hold onto a job for more than a year. 93-year old Elinor Otto is doing the same work for Boeing she did back in 1942. Read More »

Manufacturers To Train 15,000 Veterans For Factory Jobs

Manufacturers To Train 15,000 Veterans For Factory Jobs

Four of the largest U.S. manufacturers unveiled plans for a new group committed to train military veterans to work in the manufacturing sector. Read More »

The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

It's a topic that reemerges in the national conversation every four years -- outsourcing. And this year, the corporate policy of sending jobs overseas, also known as "offshoring," has been front-and-center during the 2012 campaign, in large part because one candidate, Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt... Read More »

Top Employers of Veterans

Top Employers of Veterans

By Bridget Quigg Once they've received their last paycheck from Uncle Sam, where do most military folks go to find the next one? It turns out that many don't travel far. Former military members often get picked up by companies that work directly with the federal government and the military. Online salary... Read More »

World's Largest Jet Maker To Open U.S. Plant, Plans Hiring Spree

World's Largest Jet Maker To Open U.S. Plant, Plans Hiring Spree

By Kelli Dugan, Karen Jacobs and Tim Hepher Airbus is about to get a Green Card. Plans to build a $600 million plant in Mobile, Alabama to produce A320 passenger planes will give Europe's jet maker a strategic foothold on U.S. soil while breathing life into American manufacturing. By retracing the... Read More »

Boeing To Close Wichita Plant With 2,160 Jobs

Boeing To Close Wichita Plant With 2,160 Jobs

By Roxana Hegeman WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Boeing Co., for decades the brand that helped support Wichita's claim as the aviation capital of the world, announced Wednesday it will shut down facilities in the city by the end of 2013 and send work to plants in three other states as it deals with defense... Read More »

Boeing Workers Approve 4-Year Contract Extension

Boeing Workers Approve 4-Year Contract Extension

By Hope Yen SEATTLE (AP) -- Applause and cheers rang out after Unionized Boeing Machinists voted overwhelmingly to approve a four-year contract extension - a deal that grants the company labor peace and likely ends a federal complaint that had become a hot topic for Republican presidential... Read More »

The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

By Douglas A. McIntyre Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of employees at one time to earn it a place among the largest corporate layoffs in modern American history. According to information 24/7 Wall St. has... Read More »

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- Some unionized workers at Boeing say they hope their vote Wednesday on a four-year contract extension augurs a new, peaceful era in their relations with the company. The Machinists union announced last week that it reached a tentative deal following secret talks initiated... Read More »

Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing

Machinists Reach Tentative Deal With Boeing

By Sam Hananel and Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- As Boeing executive Jim Albaugh spoke to an aerospace conference in New York, recent strikes by the company's workers in Washington state weren't far from his mind. "We've had strikes three out of the last four times that we've gone to the table with the... Read More »

Executives Tell Obama How To Create Jobs

Executives Tell Obama How To Create Jobs

By Laura MacInnis (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could create millions of jobs by attracting more foreign capital to the United States, helping entrepreneurs and being more aggressive in energy, business leaders said on Monday. Read More »

Boeing Workers Charged After Drug Sting At Philadelphia Plant

Boeing Workers Charged After Drug Sting At Philadelphia Plant

For more than three dozen Boeing workers, it seems that making aircraft wasn't their favorite way of getting high. A four-year investigation by federal agents turned up illegal sales of prescription drugs, including oxycodone and Xanax, at a Boeing plant near Philadelphia that makes military helicopters. Read More »

Study: Some U.S. Firms Paid More To CEOs Than In Taxes

Study: Some U.S. Firms Paid More To CEOs Than In Taxes

Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said Wednesday. It also found that many of the companies spent more on lobbying than they did on taxes. Read More »

Boeing to Cut 510 Jobs as Shuttle Program Winds Down

Boeing to Cut 510 Jobs as Shuttle Program Winds Down

REUTERS -- Boeing Co will lay off about 510 employees in its Space Exploration division as the United States' space shuttle program draws to a close. There will be no material impact on the company as a result of the job cuts, a spokesman for Boeing's Space Exploration division told Reuters. Read More »

Boeing Lays Off 1,000 One Day After Landing Major Deal with China

Boeing Lays Off 1,000 One Day After Landing Major Deal with China

What's the deal? The day after Boeing announces a $19 billion deal to produce 20 aircraft for China, the company lays off 1,000 workers in Southern California, as pointed out by journalist Gregory White at The Business Insider. This comes, in addition to the 1,000 jobs in Orange County and the Long Beach /... Read More »

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