WA rep. loses labor endorsement after Boeing vote

WA rep. loses labor endorsement after Boeing vote

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WA rep. loses labor endorsement after Boeing vote

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 10:33 AM

SEATTLE -- U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has lost another labor endorsement following his support of a machinist contract vote that Boeing required to build its next generation 777 in the Puget Sound region.
  
The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Labor Council did not endorse Larsen over the weekend. The labor council backed a Democrat in every other congressional race, but declined to endorse anyone in the 2nd Congressional District, where Larsen is seeking re-election.
  
The union organization's snub stems from Larsen's backing of a controversial Boeing contract ratified earlier this year that replaced the union's pension for a 401(k) plan. Larsen and other local politicians, including Gov. Jay Inslee, urged machinists to vote twice on the contract.
  
The move is largely symbolic as Larsen is considered a safe bet for reelection this fall.
  
The Washington Machinists Council and Snohomish County Labor Council also did not endorse Larsen.
 

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