Hawker Beechcraft and Local Lodge 733 of the Machinists union will return to the bargaining table Tuesday, the union said in an update on its website about ongoing labor talks.
During Thursday’s meeting, the union’s negotiating team answered questions from the company about the Machinists’ proposal, the update said.
Job security is the most important issue in this round of talks, which opened July 7, the union said.
“We need to have specific language in our contract that will secure jobs in Wichita under our Collective Bargaining Agreement,” the union said.
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The company agreed last year to preserve 4,000 jobs in Kansas in exchange for a package of incentives from the state, city and county to keep work in Wichita.
The current contract expires Aug. 7.