Tom Buffenbarger, former general president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 24 to discuss the future of Boeing.
Buffenbarger spoke about the Boeing 737 Max jets being grounded after two of the jets crashed earlier this year. With shoddy workmanship and lack of union presence at the Boeing manufacturing facilities, Buffenbarger said that the production of the jets was doomed from the beginning because of the lack of quality control. He said that the Boeing manufacturing facilities need to have union workers to make sure that the job is done properly, safely and thoroughly. Boeing has cut corners by outsourcing their work and hiring cheap labor to manufacture these jets, putting everyone who flies in the 737 Max’s in danger. Buffenbarger also talked about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and how it needs to help out workers in Mexico be able to unionize and collectively bargain on their own.
Jon Reiss, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Veteran Services Commission spoke about their organization’s winter clothing program. This program is in its third year. Its aim is to assist homeless and less fortunate veterans be able to have warm clothes during the winter months. Reiss also talked about the other benefits and services that the CCVSC offers veterans and veterans families that are in need.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about General Motors investing in their manufacturing plants by taking on production of new vehicle models.
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