Union reps brace for layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems

Jul 25, 2013 | 10:34 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Spirit AeroSystems Inc., labor relations, layoofs, SPEEA, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, Boeing Co., Airbus SAS, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES – Relations between Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and its largest white-collar union have taken another turn for the worse as the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) said it expects the company to announce layoffs as early as Thursday.

A SPEEA spokesman in Tukwila, Wash., said the union has been informed by "numerous" members as well as Spirit managers that as many as 300 engineers and technical workers at the Wichita, Kan., first-tier aerospace subcontractor will be given two weeks’ pay "and ushered out of work."....

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