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Boeing machinist union to vote on contract crucial to 777x production

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Boeing vice president and general manager of airplane development, Scott Francher speaks about the company's future airplane, the Boeing 777X (illustrated at back) during a press briefing at the Boeing Tokyo office on August 2, 2013. Francher announced the company's next generation Dreamliner line-ups.

Today, the machinist union at Boeing will have a final vote on an updated proposal that affects workers' benefits for the next eight years. If they vote "no", Boeing would then consider moving production of its new 777x aircraft to another state.

But a yes vote would keep at least some of the production in the Puget Sound area. Carolyn Adolph reports on the economy for KUOW in Seattle and joins us now.


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