If we don't stand up for working people and the middle class in America now, when will we?
Boeing presented the members of the International Association of Machinists with an ultimatum -- vote to eliminate your secure retirement or see your jobs go elsewhere.
The Machinists told the Boeing Company "Hell no!" and have done so overwhelmingly by a 2 to 1 margin.
Now it's time for us to show the Boeing Machinists--our family, friends, and neighbors--that we support them. There will be a community rally in support of the Machinists on Monday, November 18 at 4 PM at Westlake Plaza in downtown Seattle. Seattle needs a turnout like it has never seen before, and Boeing needs to hear the message, loud and clear.
The 37th District Democrats must stand strong with the Machinists, as we are the home to the Boeing Renton 737 Assembly Plant. Boeing also needs to hear from the community that we will not stand for a race to the bottom on wages and benefits when the Boeing Company has posted record profits!
Jeff Johnson, Washington State Labor Council president, is giving stage time to recognize and acknowledge statements from LD and County Dems who are supporting a prosperous middle class for all and standing with the aerospace machinists vote.
Please attend this rally, stand under the 37th District Democrats banner, bring some signs, and make a statement of support for the working men and women who have made the Puget Sound region a worldwide aerospace leader. It's not just for them. It's for all of us, and for the future of the working and the middle classes in America.
To RSVP and for more details please check out the event on Facebook or at King County Labor Council's Newsletter The Stand.
See you there.