Monday, March 20, 2006

A Puzzle...

I know, I know, all I do these days is rag on unions, but the thought process behind many union leaders is absolutely mind-boggling. Today's Seattle Times had a feature about Boeing recovering from the massive layoffs following 9/11. Very few industries were hit harder by 9/11 than the airlines, and when airlines start declaring bankruptcy, they stop ordering new airplanes, hence Boeing's commercial aircraft business took a big hit. There's nothing difficult about that logic.

Much of the article discusses how the company, and the IAM (and president Mark Blondin) have dealt with the past 5 years. The last line of the article reads...

"Today, Blondin seethes about Boeing farming out 787 work, while Mulally rides a turnaround that has added back 10,000 jobs."

So, let me get this straight, the IAM is pissed that the strategies of the executives have worked, and the company has therefore created 10,000(!) jobs?

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