BOEING: Company to suspend Puget Sound production for 2 weeks starting Wednesday

Today’s first major local announcement, public or private – Boeing will suspend all Puget Sound production for two weeks starting Wednesday (March 25th). Here’s the announcement. The company says employees who can’t work from home “will receive paid leave for the initial 10 working days of the suspension – double the company policy – which will provide coverage for the 14 calendar day suspension period.”

9 Replies to "BOEING: Company to suspend Puget Sound production for 2 weeks starting Wednesday"

  • TJ March 23, 2020 (12:13 pm)

    It was a good move to give the employees 2 weeks pay, especially in light of the state of the company right now. With the 737 Max debacle, and now this virus crippling air travel, Boeing could be in dire straits. But they should not get any federal bailout money, and people need to reach out to their representatives to oppose it and join the growing national wave of politicians opposing a bailout to Boeing or the airline industry as well

    • T March 23, 2020 (12:46 pm)

      They bailout would keep people employed. Screw all those workers though right. 

    • Jb March 23, 2020 (2:00 pm)

      You realize that Boeing builds a lot more than just jets.  Also, you realize the airline industry is essentially mass transit and employs tens of thousands of people.  Just something to consider. 

      • jason March 23, 2020 (6:34 pm)

        Boeing supports a global supply chain of over 2 million workers.

    • dsa March 23, 2020 (2:46 pm)

      TJ, are you kidding or ill informed?  *Even* Trump said he was in favor of the $$ which if like GM would be a loan and paid back.

  • dsa March 23, 2020 (1:33 pm)

    Green light for Inslee shut down.

  • Pilsner March 23, 2020 (1:40 pm)

    Give the bail out money strait to the employees. My buddy is a machinist in Everett. He’s been off with pay since March second because of the virus.

  • Jack March 23, 2020 (3:16 pm)

    This could go on for 6 weeks.

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