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Engineers present counteroffer to Spirit AeroSystems

Negotiations between Spirit AeroSystems and its engineering union will resume at 9 a.m Wednesday.

Spirit and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace met with a federal mediator Tuesday after members rejected the company’s contract offer earlier this month.

SPEEA presented the company Tuesday with a counteroffer to the one members rejected.  Spirit officials are expected to offer a counter proposal back during Wednesday’s talks, said SPEEA Midwest director Bob Brewer.

Also on Tuesday, the union handed out fliers and information about the negotiations at Spirit facilities in Wichita, Tulsa and Prestwick, Scotland, and at Onex Corp. headquarters in Toronto, Canada.

The flyer’s message was “Onex and Spirit, you can do better. Let’s sit down and talk,” Brewer said.