Workers May Strike at Bombardier Learjet Plant


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The Machinists union in Wichita is urging members to reject Bombardier’s proposed five-year labor contract and vote to strike.

The union represents 825 hourly workers at the Bombardier Learjet plant.

The Wichita Eagle reports union members are to vote Saturday on a contract that offers no raises the first year and a 1 percent raise in each of the four following years.

Machinists union spokesman Bob Wood told the newspaper Thursday the offer retains the pension plan, but increases health care costs.

But Wood says the main sticking point is the company’s proposal for a five-year contract. The Machinists prefer a three-year agreement.


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