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Talks continue between Spirit AeroSystems and its engineering union

On Thursday, Spirit AeroSystems‘ engineering union presented the company with a counterproposal after members overwhelmingly rejected the company’s contract last week.

Talks between the company and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace continue today. SPEEA represents more than 700 Spirit engineers.

Spirit’s negotiators listened to the union on Thursday and said they would review the counterproposal and respond at discussions today, the union said.

Members rejected Spirit’s proposal last week by 91 percent because of issues concerning overtime pay, benefits, compensation and job security, the union said.