Negotiations between Spirit AeroSystems and the Machinists are expected to wrap up late tonight, a union spokesman said, but so far, talks are still ongoing.
The union hopes to have a copy of the company’s contract proposal to members on Tuesday. Members vote Friday, the day the current contract expires, at Century II.
The union posted this an update on its website Monday afternoon:
Brothers and Sisters:
After a long weekend and many long hours we are in the final throws of the negotiations. There is still a lot of work to be done. We are working as hard as we can to get everything done. Late nights and tonight looks like it will be a long one. The company passed a full package to us and we countered back with a full package of our own. We are waiting for them to come back to us now. We are optimistic and are remaining hopeful. We have some of our experts here from the International -financial expert and general counsel. They are really sharp guys and we appreciate them being here to crunch the numbers….!
I know everyone is anxious about when we vote and if we will be walking out on Friday – but tell them to hang tight. All of the details will be worked out and put out to the membership as soon as we get it all done!
Your Negotiating Team