Engineers working in Boeing’s former Wichita, Kan. plant have rejected a second contract offer from Boeing’s successor there, Spirit Aerosystems.
Ninety-three percent of Boeing engineers voting on Spirit’s contract proposal said “no” to the latest contract offer. Ninety-two percent voted to authorize a strike at Spirit.
The engineers, represented by the same union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, that represent Boeing engineers in the Puget Sound area, said the Spirit offer was unsatisfactory.
The union said the Spirit contract proposal would double medical premiums eliminate minimum wage increase and takes away overtime pay for…