Boeing technicians approve labor contract

Mar 19, 2013 | 03:28 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, SPEEA, labor contract, Ray Conner, frank haflich

LOS ANGELES — Technical members of Boeing Co.’s largest white-collar union have ratified a new labor agreement, reversing an earlier vote and defusing the possibility of a strike.

The technical members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year contract with the Chicago-based aerospace giant, the union said this week.

The contract, which will run through October 2016, was approved by an 86.6-percent vote. In contrast, workers rejected the same contract by a 53-percent margin in February in a vote paired with a strike-authorization ballot (, Feb. 21). ....

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