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Boeing engineers receive financial support from other unions.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Striking Boeing Co engineers and technical workers have received financial support from several unions around the USA, including a USD50,000 cheque made to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) by the AFL-CIO on the evening of 7 March.

The AFL-CIO has also pledged another USD25,000 more each week for the duration of the strike, and SPEEA has also already received a USD25,000 a week donation from the Communication Workers of America and USD25,000 cheques from each of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the International Union of Electrical Workers.

The strike by about 19,000 SPEEA members is now in its 30th day after commencing on 9 February and Charles Bofferding, the executive director of SPEEA, told a gathering of members that the strike had shut Boeing down 'More people have walked out. Our membership has gone up. We're going to keep this up for as long as it takes.'

Boeing has apparently not reported the delivery of any aircraft in the last week.

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