Engineers at Boeing Wichita accepted the company’s offer to extend its current contract agreement, which included some amended changes, by two years.
The engineers are represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace.
Ninety-three percent of the members voting accepted the extension. The contract will expire Dec. 2, 2013.
“Without a clear vision for the future of the Wichita site, a contract extension was a good plan going forward,” said Joe Newberry, chairman of the four-member SPEEA Wichita Engineering Unit negotiating team.
The union expects a clearer picture of the plant’s business plan and what Boeing’s contract to build tankers for the U.S. Air Force will mean to the Wichita site when they return to the bargaining table in two years, said Bob Brewer, SPEEA’s Midwest director.