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Talks between Bombardier Learjet and Machinists start Monday

WICHITA – Labor negotiations between Bombardier Learjet and its Machinists union open on Monday.

The union represents about 900 hourly workers at the Learjet facility in Wichita. The current contract expires October 5.

In the last round of talks three years ago, workers struck for three weeks. It was the first work stoppage in the Learjet plant's history.

Bombardier spokeswoman Danielle Boudreau declined to comment on the upcoming negotiations. Machinists union president Steve Rooney did not return calls for comment.