Boeing unmoved on latest offer; union slates new vote

Mar 01, 2013 | 10:47 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  aerospace, labor, Boeing, SPEEA, labor contract, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co. and the lone labor holdouts inside its largest white-collar union remain at a standoff as the aerospace giant’s technicians have set another contract vote amid signs that the company isn’t budging from its latest offer.

Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) union technicians are expected to begin voting in the coming week on a four-year contract after Chicago-based Boeing failed to move from its previous offer.

"We proposed some adjustments to the company and they said ‘No,’ " an SPEEA spokesman said, referring to what Boeing called its "best and final" offer. ....

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