Skip to main content
Advertising

Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor

Welcome to The Seattle Times' online letters to the editor, a sampling of readers' opinions. Join the conversation by commenting on these letters or send your own letter of up to 200 words letters@seattletimes.com.

December 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (14)
  • Print

SPEEA warns of Boeing strike

Settle issues without endangering state interests
I cannot believe the hard-nose line and the saber rattling that SPEEA is taking in their current contract negotiations with Boeing [“Union: ‘Very high chance’ of Boeing strike in February,” Business, Dec. 7]. The Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina must be doing back flips in glee. Did they learn nothing from the machinists’ strike outcome?

I believe that unions have done a lot to improve the plight of the common man in this country historically but this is way too far. At this point I would not blame Boeing one bit if they started making plans to fully divest itself of all manufacturing in this state.

Grow up, get a clue and settle this issue now without the threat of a strike. Our state needs these jobs and the tax base these jobs provide. I have felt great pride knowing my fellow citizens of Washington build the best airliners in the world. Do not take that from us.

—Bill Corfman, Seattle


Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
I might offer that Boeing traditionally has treated the engineers more as numbers than... MORE
"Hey if they don't think they are paid enough then - Find another job" You... MORE
The negative comments in this thread are astonishingly ill-informed. I suggest that... MORE

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984


Advertising