Boeing Firefighters Locked Out as Labor Dispute Continues

The labor dispute between the union representing firefighters and Boeing took a drastic turn this past weekend when Boeing locked out 125 private firefighters that work at the corporation’s Renton and Everett, Washington manufacturing facilities. The heart of the dispute centers on the firefighter’s wages. According to Boeing the average annual salary for a firefighter is around $91,000. The firefighters claim it takes almost twenty years of service to reach that level of pay and that Boeing’s plants are located in areas that have an extremely high cost of living. As a result, Boeing firefighter’s pay levels lag significantly behind their public sector counterparts in the region. Despite the lockout, Boeing claims that they are committed to resolving the dispute with the firefighters.

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