From: email@example.com (William Osmun ) Organization: Netcom Date: 16 Nov 95 03:48:44 References: 1
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>The first editorial in the November 6 edition of AW&ST states that >"The Seattle planemaker [ie Boeing] subcontracts about 15% of each >transport by value" (p. 86). The July 24, 1995 issue of the same >journal states that "Boeing plans to reduce the in-house content of >its transports from 52% to 48% over the next three to five years" (p. >33). > >How can these two statements be reconciled? Is there a mistake >somewhere or do the two statements not refer to the same thing? The reason these articles are speaking of Boeing's subcontracting is this happens to be a major issue in the current Machinists Union strike. Mainly the machinists are complaining of foreign subcontracting. Possibly, one magazine article presents foreign subcontracting (15%) and the other speaks of total subcontracting.