September 17, 2014
ALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits.
An arbitrator ruled against Boeing in January and laid down guidelines for the payments, but it took months to cull through records and decide how much each worker was owed.
Bill Dugovich, a spokesman for the Seattle-based union that represents the workers, says employees or their heirs will receive an average of nearly $100,000 each.
A union grievance filed 13 years ago claimed Boeing violated contracts with employees in Palmdale and at Edwards Air Force Base.
Dugovich said Friday that union officials are holding meetings around the country this month to explain the awards to recipients.
Chicago-based Boeing didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.