North Charleston, S.C., February 15, 2017 – Hourly production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina operations have voted not to join the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) at the present time. Read More...
We have received the final AMPP payout percentage from Boeing. The AMPP payout moved from 1.3 percent in December to 2.6 percent due to the hard work of our AMPP committee.
Like you, we believe that your hard work and commitment has more value than this 2.6 percent payout represents. The important work you perform has helped salaried and non-represented payrolls to receive a higher payout.
Your work every day and your performance in safety, quality and productivity drove a record stock price, near record deliveries and tremendous profits for the Boeing Company. However, we believe the AMPP payout still does not adequately reflect the respect you have earned through your hard work and commitment to make this company successful.
Some have asked if it would be better for us to withdraw participation in the AMPP program. If we were to withdraw, it would just be 2 percent. While this might be the easy road, we would eliminate the opportunity for the membership to receive a potential payout of up to 6 percent in 2017 and beyond.
Throughout the year, our AMPP Committee suggested adjustments to address events detrimental to the AMPP payout. These showed some success.
We feel strongly that it is our duty to continue to work hard to drive discussion with the Company on AMPP metrics that better represent the value you bring. We will continue to strive to get the best AMPP bonus that you deserve by surveying the members, collecting the data and making arguments on your behalf each month throughout the year.
We are proud of the contribution you make every day and believe you are the main reason Boeing was so profitable in 2016.
District 751 was sad to learn of the passing of former Business Representative Ray Baumgardner on Jan. 12, 2017 from complications of ALS.
Ray joined the IAM in 1986 when he hired into the Boeing Everett plant and became active in our Union. He held numerous officer positions in Local A, including Local A President and District Council Delegate, as well as serving as Union Steward for many years before becoming a full-time Business Representative in 1997. He proudly served as Business Rep until he took a medical retirement from IAM 751 in November 2015.
For those who knew Ray and want to pay their respects, the service will be held on:
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 11 a.m at Bonney-Watson Capitol Hill (1732 Broadway, Seattle)