News: Labor unions urge Brazil to block Boeing-Embraer tie-up
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APRIL 2, 2018 / 7:00PM
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Labor union leaders on Monday accused Brazil's government of negotiating a tie-up between local planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) and Boeing Co (BA.N) behind the backs of Brazilians, underscoring political tensions weighing on the delicate talks.
"We are being left in the dark. No one is explaining to us why this is good for Brazil," said Herbert Claros da Silva, vice president of the metalworkers union of Sao Jose dos Campos, told a Senate hearing. "We ask President Temer not to sell Embraer."
Government officials and Embraer executives were invited but did not appear at the hearing called by Workers Party Senator Paulo Paim to...