|BOEING MACHINIST'S UNION REJECTS CONTRACT OFFER: STRIKE VOTE IS SET|
August 30, 2008
(EVERETT, WA) -- It’s now official. Boeing’s 7,000-member machinist’s union, the International Association of Machinists, has voted to reject Boeing’s latest contract offer and take a strike vote. Thousands of Boeing machinists marched at Boeing's jet plant in Everett Friday morning, a march punctuated by a large banner hung from a balcony that said simply "Strike!" A short time later union members declared their rejection of the company’s contract offer made Thursday of last week.
|MICROSOFT UNVEILS LATEST SERVICE PAK FOR WINDOWS XP|
August 29, 2008
(REDMOND, WA) -- Microsoft has unveiled the company’s third "service pak" (Service Pak 3) for the company’s popular Windows XP operating system. The company views the Service Paks as normal upgrades to an operating system to make it more functional for the user.
|GOOGLE UNVEILS SHINY NEW CHROME|
August 22, 2008
(SILICON VALLEY) -- After two years and thousands of employee hours invested in building it from the ground up, Google – the web’s premiere search engine company – released its long awaited new web browser today in beta test form.
|BOEING UNON TALKS SLOW TO A CRAWL|
August 22, 2008
(SEATTLE, WA) -- With the national economy slowing and as job lay offs in some areas and industries increase, Sky Valley residents who work for Boeing have good reasons to hope the company and its largest workers’ union come to a settlement soon on a contract.
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