The due's are because they were bringing back members over the last 6-8 months. More people + cost of living. Its ridiculous - vote for more to get more in 2024.
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Don't worry, soon a republican judge will neuter this union too just like they did BNSF. Keep voting the same as big business and see what it gets you... freedumbs and gunz huh.
No union for me. I just toss my trash, empty vodka bottles and go to bathroom in Boeing planes. Who cares...not me.
: @1izt+1eTsnbcl you make a good point. None of those former Boeing union employees are making what they made at Boeing. Many times for doing the same job.
But thats the point. Boeing pays (and therefore costs) much more.
If there were 10 gas stations within 1 mile of you, 9 of them had gas for $3.00/gal, and one had it for $5.00/gal. Which gas station do you avoid?
Don't like gas? Ok, pick a product. Milk, cereal, Wheatgrass, I don't care. You would not pay almost double for the same product in real life, but you expect the company to do it everyday.
The company is not perfect, but it is possible to work to correct the things that do need to be corrected for it to be a good place to work and still get paid something closer to market rates.
When things get outsourced, programs shutter, and machines take your place, look no further than the mirror and your union rep for the reason.
Retired IAMAW Boeing Portland here. I am big union supporter, went to all the meetings, was on executive committee, organizing, etc. I will be the first to admit there is a lot of room for improvement in the IAM, starting with cronyism and nepotism. There is a lot I can criticize about the US government as well, but I am not leaving the country. Change comes from within, which is the members. I will add, where can you go and make the kind of money you do at Boeing? Ask your friends who got laid off how they like their new jobs.
Save The Fat Cats
Feed the useless phucks, we can’t let them get skinny,
Besides who else would use all the vacation Time Shares properties we paid for
You need to quit the union and just light your dues money on fire instead.
At least that way you might get some warmth from it for a little while.
Its not like you get anything from the union.
Union due is based on average annual pay of IAM members. During last 2 years, Boeing laid off thousands of lower rank IAM members with lower pay so there're higher-paid employee left so the due is updated accordingly in new year. Reading Boeing employee page FB, somebody mention they get 0.9% AMP