Boeing won’t negotiate with Machinists any time soon, officials say

EVERETT -- Boeing said it has no plans to go back to the bargaining table or offer up another contract to machinists until the current contract expires in 2016, officials said Thursday.

"As of today, we're actively exploring all options," said Boeing spokesman Doug Alder of the company's plans to build the new 777X. "All options are back on the table."

The company will spend the interim looking for the best options on where to build the plane, officials said.

By a 2-to-1 margin, Machinists union members in the Puget Sound region Wednesday rejected Boeing’s proposed eight-year contract extension that would have cut pension and other benefits in exchange for Boeing’s commitment to build the planned 777X airliner and its advanced-technology wing in Washington state.

Sixty-seven percent of those 31,000 union members in the region voted no on the proposed contract extension, the union announced Wednesday night.