Boeing Recesses Contract Negotiations

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Boeing Co. has called a recess to contract
negotiations with a union representing more than 700 engineers in
Boeing spokesman Jarrod Bartlett said Friday that the pause will
give the aircraft manufacturer a chance to look at a counteroffer
from the Wichita unit of the Society of Professional Engineering
Employees in Aerospace. He said no additional negotiations are
Contract talks between the Chicago-based Boeing and SPEEA began
Nov. 17, and union negotiators rejected an initial contract offer.
SPEEA executive director Ray Goforth said in a news release that
the offer failed to meet the union's lowest expectations.
This week, the union announced a campaign that calls for workers
to decline all voluntary overtime and work during the upcoming