The point I'm making is that the workers with there strikes are one of the main reasons the company is moving. If you research the whole thing, it was because of strikes, and those delays in line production that caused them to look elsewhere. Not saying it's good or bad, just saying why this is happening, and it seems to be as much the fault of the unions as it is the company.
I'm sorry if anyone finds it offensive, but the first thing a company is “suppose” to look out for is it's profits. When workers strike for two months, the company doesn't close, the bills still have to be paid, as well as property taxes, and non union salaries. When production stops for approx. 17% of the year, I can see that as a problem.
Again this is nothing against the union, they voted for a strike, and that is their right. I'm just not sure about the wisdom of unions sometimes. Here is a good article about why they struck, and what they were being offered. Boeing makes wage offer; Machinists call it 'insulting' - seattlepi.com
I just happen to know a lot of people that would be thrilled to be earning a base pay of $27.00 an hour. This is not to say that they shouldn't try to get the best package they can get, hell everyone does that union or non union. Just sometimes, I think it's wise to take what you can get, and be happy in todays times that you have a well paying job with benefits. Course that is just my opinion.