Machinists reach tentative deal with Boeing

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Machinists union says it has reached a tentative deal with Boeing Co. that would settle a heated government labor dispute.

The agreement would secure a new four-year collective bargaining contract between the union and the company nine months before the current contract expires and call for the 737 Max aircraft to be built at union facilities in Renton, Wash.

Tom Wroblewski, president of Machinists Union District 751, said Wednesday that if union members vote to approve the agreement, the union would inform the National Labor Relations Board that it has no further grievances with Boeing.

The NLRB filed a lawsuit earlier this year alleging that Boeing violated labor laws by opening a new production line for its 787 airplane in South Carolina.