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Spirit union votes to support 9 1/2-year contract

December 12, 2011

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— Members of the technical and professional union at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita have accepted the company’s 9 1/2-year contract offer.

The measure was approved 548 to 210 during a vote Monday night at Curtis Middle School.

The Wichita Eagle reports members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace’s Wichita Technical and Professional Unit were deciding whether to accept the contract or authorize a strike.

The union says the contract includes $2,000 signing bonuses, annual raises starting next year, participation in the Spirit Incentive Plan and increased restrictions on Spirit’s use of contract labor.

Nearly 97 percent of SPEEA members voted against the company’s first offer in July.

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