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Aircraft-Parts Workers Nix First Contract Offer

February 17, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel   

Everett, Wash – Workers at the Cadence Aerospace-Giddens aircraft-parts here, who joined Machinists District Lodge 751 last May, overwhelmingly rejected what would have been their first contract Feb. 5.

More than 90% of the company’s 220 employees opposed the proposal, and 89% voted to strike. “Our members at Giddens sent a pretty strong message today to both us and the company that we’ve got more work to do,” IAM 751 Chief of Staff Richard Jackson said in a statement. “I hope the company is listening.” The union had recommended ratifying the deal. Cadence workers do sheet-metal forming and produce precision-machined aerospace components, subassemblies, and kits that are sold to Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. Negotiations have resumed. Read more

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