Negotiators for Machinists union Local Lodge #733 plan to present Hawker Beechcraft with economic proposals during contract talks this week.
“We are requesting substantial increases in all levels of benefits,” the union said in an update on its website about the talks.
The union has support from its Strategic Resource Department and insurance experts to help in the talks.
In the meantime, it appears to be getting noisy out on the shop floor. The union is encouraging members to blow whistles during breaks and lunches.
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Earlier this week, the union and the company discussed hours of work, shift starting times and assessment testing.
The current contract agreement expires Aug. 6.