St. Louis Public Radio News
2:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2003

Boeing to Lay Off Workers

St. Louis, MO – Boeing will lay off 260 union workers in St. Louis.

The company said today their jobs will end June 20.

Spokesman Jim Bafarro says the job originally were planned two years ago because of modernization at the St. Louis plants, and were supposed to come through attrition. But Bafarro says the retirement rate has declined, so the layoffs are necessary.

The layoffs are scattered across various production lines, affecting four different unions. No additional layoffs are planned
this year.

Boeing has about 15,000 workers in St. Louis.