OE 701 cries foul at Boeing use of “rat” contractor at Gresham plant

Operating Engineers Local 701 organizers Scott Anderson and Tim Boyette.

Operating Engineers Local 701 reports that Boeing’s Gresham plant is using a nonunion contractor to move heavy machinery. In the early morning of Feb. 13, the union hoisted a banner outside the plant entrance with the message: “Shame on Boeing for hiring a rat contractor.” 

The contractor is Integrity Machinery Moving of Portland — founded in 2016 by Jeff Morgan, a former executive at union-signatory Omega Morgan.

Local 701 Business Manager Jim Anderson says Integrity now is underbidding union contractors while employing nonunion workers and paying them below area-standard wages and benefits.  

1 Comment on OE 701 cries foul at Boeing use of “rat” contractor at Gresham plant

  1. Why did the operating engineers not ask for the help of the pipefitters local 290.. since since we train these Morgan’s people to do heavy rigging properly

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