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Boeing Defense Workers Approve Revamped Offer, Averting Strike

Aug. 3, 2022, 5:30 PM

Boeing Co. avoided a crippling work stoppage at its defense manufacturing hub after St. Louis-area Machinists accepted a revised contract offer, reversing an earlier vote to strike.

“We have delivered an equitable contract that will secure the future for the members, their families and future generations,” Tom Boelling, president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837, said in an emailed statement.

The talks were an early test of labor relations under Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun and a precursor to negotiations with a much larger IAM collective bargaining unit that represents about 30,000 Seattle-area ...