Machinists Receive Boeing's Final Offer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The Boeing Machinists union says the aerospace
company has delivered a new contract offer.

Union spokeswoman Connie Kelliher says the company has given a
300-page document to negotiators and they're going over it

The old contract expires Wednesday.

The airplane maker's offer comes as part of a week of round-the-clock talks in Seattle. The two sides are trying to reach a deal ahead of the current contract's expiration next week.

The union says its latest counter-proposal asked for more money and stronger job security language.

Boeing had bumped a wage increase to 9% over three years and raised the basic pension benefit in an offer to the union earlier this week. It also included a yearly 3% cost of living adjustment.

Chicago-based Boeing's most recent proposal still contained provisions that the union said would take away existing benefits.

Around 1,800 of the union's 25,000 members are in Wichita.

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