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Statement from Mayor Denis Law Urging New Contract between Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

November 12, 2013

For more information contact:
Preeti Shridhar
, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

“It's imperative that we do everything possible to assure that the aerospace industry remains strong in our region now and in the future. The action taken by Governor Inslee and the legislature last week is a significant commitment by the state to meet this objective. The next major hurdle is achieving agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751 and the Boeing Company, a critical component to assure that the 777x and wing assemblies are built in our state. A positive outcome tomorrow will ensure that Boeing can continue to invest in new products and services, creating jobs and career opportunities for current and future employees here in Washington. I am hopeful that Boeing employees will ratify the long-term contract extension on Wednesday.”