Union Says Spirit Aerosystems To Lay Off 300 Thursday

By: KAKE News Email
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Spirit Aerosystems is expected to lay off hundreds of employees tomorrow, according to a union leader.

Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Executive Director Ray Goforth told KAKE News the layoffs involve 300 employees throughout the company, but will not include workers in stress and structures and supply chain management.

"It makes no sense," said Goforth. "With the rate increases at the Boeing Company and Airbus, Spirit should be on a hiring spree not laying people off without notice. These are people that have built Spirit's success. Treating them this disrespectfully is just shocking."

He said the announcement is expected to come on Thursday morning.

The report did not indicate at which Spirit facilities the layoffs could take place. KAKE News is working on gathering additional information.

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