From: Ramsey, S Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:39 PM
To: Ray Conner Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Update on 777X site selection
Dear Mr Conner:
Your letter confirms the IAM’s position that a requirement was made of them to endorse the now rejected offer as a pre-condition.
Regardless of the merits or shortcomings of that offer, the president of IAM 751 could not, in good conscience comply with that demand.
Neither was it fair or just for you to place such a condition on one man. When Boeing did that, it ceased to be a contract negotiation. It ceased to be a mere business deal. It became an effort to exercise unfair and undue influence by the application of pressure on one man, Tom Wroblewski, who, along with his team, are my elected representatives.
That provision was coercive. It was unfair. It was intimidation. In spite of the reported atmosphere of cordiality.
I would point you to this bullet point from the company code of conduct:
“•I will observe fair dealing in all of my transactions and interactions”
In my view, this has not taken place. Neither has any sort of good faith bargaining taken place since the first offer was voted down.
I would urge you to reconsider your position, and return to negotiations with a true spirit of good faith bargaining.