A state representative says it’s time to see what Missouri was offering Boeing. But some actions in the state of Washington might keep the offer secret for a while longer.
Jefferson City Representative Jay Barnes is one of the few lawmakers to vote against the 1.7-billion dollar incentive package Governor Nixon pitched to Boeing. The competition for the new airliner factory seemed to dry up last weekend when machinists in Washington narrowly reversed their earlier rejection of a new contract. Barnes says there’s no reason to keep a secret of what Missouri put on the table. “We’ve never seen the confidentiality agreement, even,” he says. But Barnes doubts it is still valid now tht the competition is over.
But it might not be over after all.
Four Seattle machinists union members have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board asking it to overturn results of the election. They accuse their international union of unfair labor practices in forcing the vote although Seattle union officials opposed the idea.
An NLRB spokesman says consideration of the complaints could take about three months.