Brian KellyBy Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There’s word that Boeing and its St. Louis machinists have reached an agreement on a long-term contract.

According to the International Association of Machinists Local 837 website, the two sides reached a tentative agreement on a 90 month contract that “is a collective and balanced approach to address the issues of all our members and the business needs of the Company to be competitive and grow the St. Louis manufacturing base.”

Those issues include the winding down of the C-17, F/A-18 and F-15 production lines.

Among the key provisions: more lucrative buyouts for long-time workers and lower wages for new hires.

The bargaining committee is recommending the local 2,400 members ratify the deal when they vote Sunday.


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