Statement by AFL-CIO on U.S. Air Force Boeing Announcement

Washington D.C.–(ENEWSPF)—February 25, 2011.  The following statement is attributed to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

Yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. Air Force will award Boeing a $35 billion contract to build 179 tankers is a huge boost to America’s workers and to President Obama’s goal of winning the future and creating good jobs here at home.  America’s workers are the best in the world, and this contract rewards their hard work and innovation.  The contract will create 50,000 good jobs and help move us toward building a secure economic future.