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 scheduled.
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 holidays.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.