Boeing and its engineering union have reached a tentative agreement on the terms and conditions of the impact of the Wichita site’s closure on the engineers, the union said.
“Although not all objectives were met, we believe significant progress and improvements were made to transition through this difficult time,” the union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, said in a note to members.
SPEEA will hold a meeting to discuss the details and to vote on the agreement.
Boeing plans to close the facility by the end of 2013, but programs will begin to move starting in the third quarter this year, the company has said.
Engineering and program management work now done in Wichita will move to Oklahoma City, while maintenance work will move to San Antonio. Tanker finishing work that was to come to Wichita will now go to the Puget Sound area in Washington state.
Under the terms of the tentative agreement between SPEEA and Boeing, engineers who receive an offer to move to another site will have three weeks to consider it and respond.
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