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Boeing engineers’ union complains Boeing outsourcing work to Moscow while laying off workers here

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on April 19, 2013 at 11:34 am with No Comments »
April 19, 2013 11:34 am

Boeing is planning to send more work to its Moscow Design Center even as it makes plans to lay off up to 1,700 engineers in the Puget Sound area, the union representing those engineers claims.

The Society of Engineering Employees in Aerospace said the union has heard from several reliable sources within the company that Boeing will soon be sending more 787 Dreamliner engineering work to its Russian design center.

“We find it extremely disappointing that Boeing Commercial Airplanes is actively outsourcing engineering work to the Moscow Design Center while laying off employees in the Northwest,” said Ray Goforth, SPEEA’s executive director.

The union said it is working with Boeing to find new jobs within the company for those that have received layoff notices from the company.

The union claims that while Boeing says it is outsourcing less in the wake of outsourcing problems with the 787, insiders at the company tell the union that Boeing is working to move more design work outside the Puget Sound area.


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