Union leaders in Puget Sound exercise veto power over rank and file members - Machinists union members in Puget Sound are “outraged” their local leaders did not give them the chance to vote on a final offer from Being last week. If members had been given the chance to vote and accepted the offer, work on Boeing’s 777X would have likely stayed in Washington State.
Following union members’ prior rejection of a an offer that was union bosses from the union’s national headquarters had negotiated secretly behind members’ backs in November, local union leaders met with Boeing last week in an attempt to get the company to improve its earlier offer. Although Boeing did improve its offer, when the company made its final counter proposal to the union, local union leaders decided it was not worth taking it to a membership vote. This has unions members “outraged,” according to one news report……To Read More….