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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement after Boeing and the International Association of Machinists (IAMAW) announced a tentative agreement over contract negotiations and production of the 737 MAX in Washington state.

“This is a monumental day for the future of aerospace in Washington state. There is no better news for our region’s economy than a contract agreement between Boeing and the Machinists, and confirmation that Renton will remain home to the 737 line. The ramifications of this news will be felt in businesses large and small, around kitchen tables, and in communities throughout the Puget Sound for years to come. 

“I commend the leadership of both IAM and Boeing for coming to the table, negotiating in good faith, and putting the needs of our region and its workers first. Our state has the skilled workforce, infrastructure, and education resources to continue to be the world’s leader in aerospace. But it’s up to us to ensure that leaders across our state continue to work hand-in-hand to maximize all of our resources. 

“When Boeing and IAM work together, our region wins. We saw that with the tanker contract and we are seeing it again today. I look forward to continued cooperation between both sides as they build on the trust and achievements forged in these negotiations.”