In all the coverage of the Boeing Mechanics contract vote today, the main message that I'm hearing is "A no vote by the workers will ruin Seattle's economy".
Has there been any research into what happens when Boeing workers accept the contract and then can no longer afford to live in Seattle? What will happen if we have another "Bust" and all the new Boeing 401K retirements go up in smoke? Who pays then for all these people without retirement? Have there been any folks asking what the Ownership, Management of Boeing is going to give up to stay here. We're asking Boeing workers to give up their futures and I think we need to ask more questions before we put the blame squarely on them for wrecking Seattle's economy.
I would like to see folks addressing these issues as well and standing and wringing their hands about the nerve of workers rejecting a contract.
I've been a lurker here for a Really Long time so I'm dipping my toes in the pool. Be gentle.