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Boeing Risks Labor Unrest With Engineers Contract Talks

Boeing Co. tried to head off labor unrest during a record production increase by reaching a landmark contract with the machinists who build its jets. Now the planemaker faces a similar risk with its engineers.

Bargaining has been contentious before the current accord’s Oct. 6 expiration, according to the union, which alleged in a federal labor complaint last week that Boeing supervisors had intimidated members. Boeing denied that and said union leaders “are attempting to create a crisis where none exists.”