Gov. Nixon announces historic agreement among St. Louis construction labor councils to help win production of the Boeing 777X
• St. Louis-area construction labor councils commit to a 24-hour work schedule without overtime to reduce costs and construction time
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced an historic agreement among St. Louis-area construction labor councils to work a 24-hour work schedule and forgo overtime to help Missouri compete for and win Boeing’s next-generation commercial aircraft, the 777X. In a letter to the Governor, the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, the Eastern Missouri Laborers’ District Council, and the Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis committed to 24-hour work schedule without overtime during construction of Boeing’s facilities. This aggressive work schedule would double the number of work hours each week, triple the committed workforce, and reduce the construction time by at least a year. A copy of the letter is available here.