Aerospace Industry Update

By Cimini, Michael H. | Monthly Labor Review, March 1990 | Go to article overview

Aerospace Industry Update


Cimini, Michael H., Monthly Labor Review


Aerospace industry update

A new 3-year contract, covering 6,000 employees in the Eddystone, PA, area, was reached between Local 1069 of the United Auto Workers and Boeing Helicopters, a leading producer of military rotorcraft. The pact is similar to one Boeing Helicopter's parent company, The Boeing Co., negotiated with the Machinists earlier. (See Monthly Labor Review, February 1990 for terms of that settlement.) The Boeing--Machinists settlement, the first in the 1989 round of negotiations in the aerospace industries, was expected to influence subsequent settlements in the industry.

The Boeing Helicopter--Auto Workers contract provided for a 4-percent wage boost retroactive to October 5, 1989, and 3-percent increases in October of 1990 and 1991. In addition, employees received a lump-sum payment in December 1989, equal to 10 percent of their earnings during the preceding 12 months, to be followed by a similar 5-percent payment in December 1990 and a 4-percent payment in December 1991.

Other provisions include:

* A new cost-of-living formula providing quarterly adjustments at the rate of 1 cent an hour for each .075-percent change in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

* An increase in the noncontributory retirement plan's monthly pension rate to $30 for each year of credited service for employees retiring on or after January 1, 1990. (Under the prior contract, rates were $22 for years of credited service earned prior to 1987, $24 for 1987 and 1988, and $26 for 1989.) Also, on January 1, 1990, the monthly pension rate increased by $1 for each year of credited service for retirees who left the company between January 1, 1984, and December 1, 1986, and by $2 for each year of credited service for retirees who left prior to 1984.

* Several improvements in medical benefits, including a reduced number of in-patient surgical procedures requiring a second opinion, expanded coverage for well-baby care, and increased benefit limits for substance abuse. Other medical plan changes include coverage for nutritional guidance, infusion therapy, organ donor expenses, routine physical examinations for active employees and their spouses, and certain eating disorders.

At Boeing in Seattle, WA, members of the Seattle Professional Engineering Employees Association rejected a tentative accord covering about 15,000 engineers and scientists, and accepted a contract for 12,000 technical employees. Negotiations on the two contracts had resulted in settlements which met most of the association's demands, except for general wage increases, lump-sum payments, and cost-of-living allowances. Even after the association scaled back its demands, the company's final money package presented to association memebers for ratification reportedly was below that in the Boeing--Machinists settlement.

The association's proposal for the technicians called for a 14-percent general wage increase in the first year, followed by selective adjustments every 6 months thereafter; improvements in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) provision; and a modification in the wage structure.

Boeing's counter proposal, which was accepted by the association, provided for a general wage increase of 3 percent retroactive to December 2, 1989, and 2-percent increases in December of 1990 and 1991; lump-sum payments equal to 10 percent of an employee's earnings in the preceding 12 months, payable in December 1989, followed by a similar 5-percent payment in December 1990 and a 4-percent payment in December 1991; selective adjustments of 2 percent in June of each year; and no modification of the present COLA clause or the wage structure.

While the Seattle-based engineers were rejecting the tentative settlement at Boeing, 1,700 engineers at the company's Wichita, KS, facility, represented by the Machinists, ratified a new 3-year contract that provides essentially the same terms as the Seattle Professional Engineering Employees Association agreement for the technicians. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Aerospace Industry Update
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.