IAM District 751 Statement Addressing Member Inquiries on 737 Max Production
Today the Boeing Co discussed potential scenarios going forward on the 737 Max grounding IF the return to service is delayed beyond the fourth quarter of this year. It would be irresponsible for us or anyone else to speculate on what may or may not happen because no one has that information.
We have roughly 9,000 members working directly on the 737 Max in Puget Sound. This airplane impacts thousands of other workers in our communities and across the country. The 737 Max is and will continue to be a great airplane and is the backbone of major airlines across the world. We see the work being done and have every confidence that the company and regulatory agencies will ensure that the safety of the flying public is the first and foremost priority when the Max gains approval to fly once again.
We have not been notified of any changes to current production of the 737 Max. Again, their discussions today were around potential scenarios that are unknown at this time, and we will react accordingly if anything changes.