Engineers accuse Boeing of age discriminationJuly 24, 2014 @ 12:54 pm (Updated: 2:43 pm - 7/24/14 )
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The union representing engineers has filed age discrimination complaints against Boeing.
The Everett Herald reports Thursday that the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace filed complaints with state and federal authorities on Wednesday against the aerospace giant.
The union alleges that used a two-step scheme to shed older, higher-skilled engineers from its payrolls. The union says Boeing changed how it determines who gets laid off when work is cut, and then it created the need for layoffs by announcing plans to move jobs -- but not necessarily employees -- to non-union shops out of metro Puget Sound.
Boeing denies the allegations.
The company says "diversifying" its engineer workforce reflects changes in the aerospace industry and is not related to age.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com
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