Even after giving Boeing Co. one of the largest packages of tax breaks in U.S. history, state leaders in Washington told the aerospace giant in a proposal released Wednesday that they were ready to do even more.
Battery problems resurfaced on Boeing's 787 on Tuesday, after gas was discovered coming out of a battery on a plane parked in Tokyo.
Missouri was in the running to land a new Boeing airplane assembly plant right up until the final moments when the company decided to make the plane in Washington state, according to documents released Monday.
The European aerospace conglomerate said Monday it delivered 626 planes last year, a company record but still 22 fewer than U.S. rival Boeing Co.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he wishes states weren't in constant competition to provide financial incentives in order secure jobs from big companies like Boeing.
The Puget Sound economy should get a mid-winter boost after Boeing pays bonuses to members of the Machinists union.
State officials say Rockford was a finalist being considered for a massive Boeing plant before the aerospace company reached a deal with a union and agreed to build its 777X planes near Seattle.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says Boeing used the state for leverage when it was shopping for potential plant sites during labor negotiations.
Under pressure from regional leaders, machinists in Washington state took a late-night vote that defied their local union bosses by narrowly approving a new labor contract that secures a coveted plane project for the Seattle area but moves workers away from pensions.
Gov. Jay Nixon says the incentive package Missouri offered Boeing showed the state is "ready to compete" in the global economy.
Officials at Boeing and the governor of Washington state are hailing yesterday's vote by production workers at the aviation giant.
Some machinists in the Puget Sound region would likely see their annual base salaries top $100,000 in the coming years under a proposed contract offer from Boeing Co., according to an Associated Press analysis of the deal.
The national union chief who has forced a vote on a pension-freezing Boeing contract proposal once called those retirement plans sacred and derided alternatives as risky.
Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Puget Sound on Monday that this week's vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane.
Gov. Jay Inslee has personally met with an Airbus executive to discuss how Washington state and the Boeing rival can work together.