Some 16,500 Boeing workers went on strike Friday after the employees, who are represented by the International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, overwhelmingly rejected what the company termed its "best and final offer" earlier in the week. The workers are striking Boeing facilities in Washington, Kansas and Oregon including commercial transport manufacturing plants in Everett and Renton, Wash. In a statement, Boeing expressed disappointment with the contract rejection and said it ...

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