Lack of job protections hits workers
I’m just another statistic. All my colleagues are facing the same
issue. Morale is at an all time low as we are asked to transfer our
knowledge and work statement to St. Louis. In a way, laying me off
will put me out of my misery. But, how can the state legislature live
with themselves as they ask the common Washingtonian to pay
Boeing to move these jobs. The 777X will be built with robots, not
people. As time goes on, engineering and support organizations
will move out of Washington. This is the end of a glorious era.
29-year Boeing employee
In the past 25 years, I have been laid off from Boeing twice due
to their shifting work out of state and out of the country. The
devastation the first time cost me my house and my marriage.
As I returned to Boeing a third time my family continues to live
in Grant County and I commute weekly to Everett to keep my cost
of living low in hopes of being able to afford my next layoff or
perhaps be able to retire.
12-year Boeing engineer
I stress every day that my job leaves next. Our
engineers are having their jobs shipped all
over the world but we are footing the bill for
these tax breaks. These breaks don’t help our
economy if the money just goes to Boeing’s
bottom line and the jobs go elsewhere. We
need work protections for our families, our
community and our state. I’m a young engineer
who needs this job to pay for my house and
support the family my wife and I are starting.
Please stand up for us!
2-year Boeing employee
Everyone I talk to believes Boeing
got a huge gift for building the
777X and its wing in Washington.
But, with no requirement to
maintain jobs in the state, this is
unfair and should be corrected.
This will hurt our state’s economy.
32-year Boeing engineer
It’s sad to see my tax dollars go to Boeing because they are offloading engineering
jobs to other states and globally. These lost jobs are good paying jobs that allow
engineers, machinists, office and technical workers to raise families, buy homes and
send their kids to school. Please create a bill that will require all state tax breaks to
ensure job growth for Washington state.
9-year Boeing engineer
I’m especially concerned why our Washington State
Legislature gave Boeing a huge tax break with no
strings attached to promote job growth, while all
other states have tied tax breaks to job creation. I
hope legislators will revise the tax break incentive
to tie it to job creation and growth instead of a free
9-year Boeing engineer
I miss the days when I felt great pride when-
ever I heard an announcement for a new
airplane or airplane derivative. Now, when I
hear, I just wonder where this new plane will
be built? How will it affect my employment?
23-year Boeing engineer
Washington Boeing employees
has created mistrust of Boeing
management. We all felt when
the tax breaks were approved,
we would have secure jobs and
it would help the economy of
6-year Boeing employee
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