Misc Mondays: Boeing Laysoff 10,000 Post-Strike

Boeing Co., which went through a major strike by the machinists union last year announced that it plans on reducing employment by 10,000 people company-wide in 2009.  These 10,000 layoffs are in addition to the 4,500 that the company already incurred.  Are all of these jobs union jobs?  Not likely.  Are these layoffs solely because of the strike?  Not likely, although the strike did lead to a 15% reduction in deliveries. But, it certainly was a contributing factor, which leads me to ask – are you machinists who went on strike better off now that you don’t have a job?


3 Responses

  1. Hi!!!


    It’s time for US to take control of our own Future… Where we are is a Direct result of our
    own thinking…

    Wouldn’t it be fair to say that when the US DEPT of Labor came out and said that by the year 2010 = next year…the LARGEST employer would by SELF…

    We ALL should Plan accordingly…

    Your future is in YOUR hands not your employers…unless YOU give them YOUR power…

    “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”- Henry Ford

  2. I am a little bit confused by Diane’s response. Is the US DEPT of Labor saying that the government is going to be the largest employer?

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