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Spirit AeroSystems Workers May Go on Strike


WICHITA, Kan. (KMUW/KNS) — Nearly 8,000 workers at Spirit AeroSystems could go on strike this week, based on the results of a contract vote. Workers will vote on Spirit’s final contract offer Wednesday, three days before their current contract expires. They haven’t had a new contract in 13 years.

Spirit’s offer includes a 34% increase in pay over four years, reduced mandatory overtime, and a $7,500-dollar ratification bonus. If they reject the contract, the workers will vote a second time on whether or not to strike. They need a two-thirds majority to move forward with the strike.

If workers reject the contract but vote not to strike, Spirit’s contract offer will go into place. Workers at the plant last went on strike in 1995, when the company was still owned by Boeing.