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Member vote possible on Boeing counteroffer

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Member vote possible on Boeing counteroffer

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SEATTLE, Wash. – The “Seattle Times” reports rank-and-file members of the machinists union may get a chance to vote on Boeing’s latest offer of a contract extension, a counter-offer to the union’s proposal.

The union’s lead negotiator, Ron Michalski, says union members should be allowed to vote on the offer that was rejected yesterday by the union leadership.

Boeing officials say the company is now evaluating 54 sites in 22 states being considered for building the new 777X jet, but the latest contract-extension offer could ensure that the plane will be built in Washington.

Michalski tells the “Times” it’s not certain when a vote would be taken but says it would likely happen soon.