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Boeing Proposes Deal That Would Keep 777X In Wash.

SEATTLE (AP) - Boeing Co. has proposed an eight-year labor agreement that would guarantee construction of the new 777X in the Puget Sound.
    
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said in a statement Tuesday night that union members will soon vote on the offer. Union leader Tom Wroblewski said in a statement that securing the new 777X for the Puget Sound means job security for workers and decades of economic activity for the region. Boeing is proposing to build the wings and fuselage of the 777X in the area.
    
The union released limited details about the proposed agreement, saying it includes the establishment of a different retirement plan.  Members would be paid a $10,000 signing bonus.
    
Wroblewski spoke positively about the agreement's benefits, but he said approving it is a decision that ultimately belongs to the members themselves.

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