US: Machinists to strike against Raytheon

Machinists working for Raytheon Missile Systems have voted almost unanimously to go on strike.

Submitted by Mike Harman on October 16, 2006

The machinists, who work at the company's plant in Tucson Arizon, voted 1,000-4 in favour of the strike yesterday at a meeting of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 933. Workers will be striking over a new contract which has yet to be agreed by the company.

Meanwhile, the machinists union has been involved at another strike in the US, this time at the Learjet plant in Wichita, Kansas owned by Bombardier Aerospace. Workers rejected a three year contract with an 80% vote against, and were on strike from midnight on 3rd October.