Letter to the Editor:
I’ve been saddened and puzzled by recent events in Seattle, where I’ve lived for the past 25 years, and in Eagle River, where I’ve been a summer resident for 77 years.
My sadness is due to the loss of financial security for older citizens who have accepted reduced compensation and will lose pension income following their retirements.
Why did the Boeing Co. force workers to accept reduced pension benefits and why did Eagle River voters support a governor who reduced net compensation and eliminated collective bargaining for state workers?
In Seattle, Boeing negotiated a severe contract with 25,000 workers who manufacture the fast-selling 777