Boeing to Resume Talks with Kansas Union

** FILE ** In this Feb. 19, 2008 file photo from Singapore, a model of a Boeing 737 is seen at the Boeing booth at the exhibition hall of the Singapore Air Show. Boeing Co., the world's second biggest commercial airplane manufacturer, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 said that it earned a better-than-expected $1.2 billion in the first quarter, a 38 percent increase from a year ago as its backlog of orders grew to a new record high. (AP Photo/Maye-E Wong, file)
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WICHITA - Boeing Co. will resume contract talks next year with a union representing more than 700 engineers in Wichita.
As of Wednesday, no location had been set for the scheduled January 13 meeting between Boeing and the Wichita unit of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.
Contract talks between the Chicago-based Boeing and SPEEA began
November 17th, and union negotiators rejected an initial contract offer.
Boeing called a recess to the negotiations earlier this month.
At the time, SPEEA executive director Ray Goforth said in a news
release that the rejected offer failed to meet the union's lowest
The union said the offer includes a wage increase only in the
first year of the three-year deal.