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Vote by machinists helps Boeing avoid hiring crunch

Workers agree to contract extension, ensuring that 777X will be built by them

New deal: Boeing workers reacting after hearing the result of a vote by machinists that narrowly approved a labour contract that secured thousands of jobs. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[NEW YORK] In clinching a deal with its machinist workers that will keep jetliner manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest, Boeing Co may not only have secured industrial peace until 2024 and brought its pension costs under control - it has also avoided facing a recruitment nightmare.


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