Union split on Boeing offer; strike looms
Feb 21, 2013 | 11:33 AM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Boeing Co.s largest white-collar union split in a vote on the companys latest labor contract offer, raising the possibility that technical workersbut not engineersat the aerospace giant could go on strike.
Some 15,000 engineers accepted Boeings proposed four-year deal, but some 7,400 technicians turned down the companys contract offer, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) union said this week.
Chicago-based Boeing said it was pleased that the engineers approved the contract, but it was "deeply disappointed" that technicians turned down its offer and authorized a strike. Union members have been working without a contract at Boeing since November.....
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