Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2010

Aircraft parts maker offers Wichita plant 10-year contract

June 24, 2010


— Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems has reached tentative agreement with the Machinists union on a new, 10-year contract at the Wichita plant.

The deal was announced Wednesday. Union members will vote on the offer Friday — the day their current contract expires.

The Machinists represent nearly 6,000 workers at Spirit, which was formed in 2005 after Boeing spun off its commercial aircraft operations in Wichita and Oklahoma.

KAKE-TV reports the proposal includes cost-of-living adjustments, a 1 percent wage increase in four of the 10 years, an early retirement option and increases in pensions.

Spirit officials say the 10-year offer represents their promise to stay in Wichita.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.