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Boeing Machinists to each get $10,000 bonus this month

SEATTLE — Boeing will begin sending out $10,000 bonus checks to its nearly 31,000 Machinist union members during the week ending Jan. 25, as a result of the Jan. 3 ratification of the labor contract extension to assure production of the 777X airliner in the Puget Sound region, the union said Wednesday.

The bonuses were part of the contract proposal offered by Boeing.

boeing“I have today confirmed that the $10,000 signing bonus checks will be distributed to members on the week ending January 25, 2014,” said International Association of Machinists official Mark Johnson on the union’s local website. “This payout represents the first portion of the two-part $15,000 signing bonus contained in the contact extension that was ratified January 3, 2014. An additional bonus payment of $5,000 will be distributed in January 2020.”

Tax will be withheld from the checks, meaning most of the workers will be getting a post-tax check of about $7,000.

5 comments

  • ShadowWalker59

    So, 7,000 bucks for signing or ratifying their new contract! And they cry, moan, slobber and whine about how bad their contract will be. Well, if they don't like their new agreement, then why didn't they walk? I'll tell you why………….Because they KNOW just how good they really have it!!, and they're just not going to turn that kind of money down or lose that great paying job. I certainly wouldn't want being part of the group that voted to turn that down, and have Boeing leave with all those jobs and let someone else have what they had.

  • Gina Forbush

    Oh sweetie-pie……a tad bit jealous are we :) Don’t worry maybe someday when you pull up your big girl panties you can have a job too.

  • Matt

    Don’t worry. When the machinists get that $7000 that’s one thing but when congress votes to give federal employees a cost of living increase for the first time in 5 years, then it’s screaming bloody murder and being a worse cry baby than you to. And no, most federal employees are not over paid and underworked. We regularly do more work with les man power than any place.

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