Gov. Chris Gregoire issued the following statement regarding today's vote by the International Association of Machinists (IAM):

OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire issued the following statement regarding today’s vote by the International Association of Machinists (IAM):

“I know that we all had hoped that Boeing and the IAM could have reached a contract agreement acceptable to both parties. From recent conversations with management and labor representatives I know that both sides worked hard to find a resolution so they can continue to manufacture the best airplanes in the world. That’s why I am pleased that the parties have chosen to return to the table so that a speedy resolution can be found that is good for Boeing and the IAM.”