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Boeing Announces Earnings Amid Washington Job Cuts

Apr 26, 2017
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Boeing is reporting a spike in profits compared to this time last year. But plane sales are slumping. That’s led the Chicago-based plane maker to continue to cut jobs in Washington state. Hundreds of union machinists and engineers here received layoff notices this month. 

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The World Trade Organization says a corporate tax break that Governor Jay Inslee championed three years ago is illegal.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he stands by the decision to extend nearly $9 billion in tax breaks to Boeing in an effort to win the 777X . But in comments Thursday he made it clear he doesn’t like playing the corporate tax subsidy game.


Boeing is beginning to weigh proposals from states vying to win the 777X assembly plant. Now, with time running short, Washington’s Congressional delegation has sent a letter to Boeing, reminding the company of all they’ve done to help advance the company’s interests in Washington.

Washington is competing with more than a dozen other locations to build the next generation Boeing wide-body airliner.

The president of the St. Louis machinists union tells his hometown newspaper that he's “prepared and ready to sit down with Boeing” to discuss moving 777X production to Missouri. 

The president of the machinists union in St. Louis says Boeing should build the 777X in Washington.

Sound familiar? Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called a special session so lawmakers there can work on a plan to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.