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?
Posted on February 2, 2009 by ohiolaborlawyers