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Boeing Said It Will Deny Equal Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples

Posted on November 24th, 2012 at 13:41 by John Sinteur in category: Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame) -- Write a comment


Today the Boeing Company told union negotiators that it intends to deny pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples, even though Washington State voters decisively approved a marriage equality law earlier this month.

Representing 23,000 Boeing engineers and technical workers, Ray Goforth is executive director of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001. He was sitting at the negotiation table today—as part of ongoing talks over retirement benefits—and says the company’s position “says to employees that they can be discriminated against based on who they are.”

I sure as hell won’t be buying my next airplane from Boeing, and I ‘ll take my defense contracts elsewhere too!

  1. They are saying one person in each couple has to wear a dress to get benefits? Crikey!

  2. Better not tell that to the Scottish…

  3. Boeing claims that pensions are a federally regulated matter and the federal govt still doesn’t recognize gay marriages, so they don’t have to either.

  4. @John: Are you telling me they let Scots marry?!

  5. Of course! Well, only to allow the rulers to maintain the Prima Nocte custom, of course..

  6. My mistake. I didn’t realize they were all self made b*stards 🙂

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