Seattle Labor Dispute Causes Boeing to Take Flight

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Earlier this month, Boeing machinists in Seattle refused a new contract. Now, Boeing is looking for a new location to build the 777x, in a place where unions have less of a foothold. State and local leaders in half a dozen states, including Alabama, California, and South Carolina have already started wooing the company for production of the 777x.

Washington State is still lobbying to keep 777x production at home. But Aviation Industry Analyst Scott Hamilton explains why the state expects a lot of outside competition and what this means for American labor overall.