Boeing's Brains Developing Brawn

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From: Dan Kohn (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 18:00:32 PST

[* Not the metaphor I would choose. - dan *]

Charles Bofferding, the union's executive director, likened Boeing's
management to the schoolyard bully who declined to pick a fight with the
class jock -- in this case, the machinists, the largest union at Boeing --
"and instead they see the little kid in the corner with the glasses and they
say, 'Here, let's slap him around a little bit."'

"Well, guess what?" said Mr. Bofferding in an interview. "But what they
don't realize is, the kid with the glasses has been taking kung fu. So watch

                - dan

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