Spirit Union To Vote On Contract Proposal Monday

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Members of the technical and professional
union at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita will decide whether to
accept a new contract at the company.

The vote will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Curtis Middle School.

Members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in
Aerospace's Wichita Technical and Professional Unit will also
decide whether to authorize a strike.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the union says the 9{-year 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.

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