Labor rally called in Seattle for Boeing machinists



SEATTLE — The Washington State Labor Council called a rally for Monday afternoon at Seattle’s Westlake Park.

The council says it wants to show Boeing and state leaders it supports Machinists union members who voted last week to reject contract concessions Boeing said it needed to build the new 777x in Washington.

The council says the purpose of the “build it here” rally is to send a message that the Machinists deserve to not only build Boeing’s next new plane in Washington but to share in the company’s prosperity.

Over the weekend at the Dubai Airshow, three Middle Eastern airlines signed up to buy 225 of the large, fuel-efficient widebodies in deals worth $95 billion.