LOS ANGELES – More than 20 U.S. states are sharpening their pencils to bid on assembly of Boeing's 777X follow-on twinjet, now that a second attempt to negotiate a contract extension with Boeing machinists in Puget Sound, Wash., has foundered. Boeing says that on Dec. 12, “in response to a proposal presented yesterday by the union to secure 777X work in the Puget Sound region, Boeing presented a best and final counterproposal. That offer was rejected by the union leadership.” The ...


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