Good progress between unions, planemakers

It’s encouraging that both Boeing Wichita and Spirit AeroSystems reached tentative agreements last week with labor unions. Boeing’s Machinists union announced an agreement that extends its labor contract for four years. Spirit AeroSystems and its technical and professional union reached a tentative deal on a 9 1/2-year labor contract. Those contracts still must be ratified by union members, and there is continued concern about whether Boeing will close its Wichita plant. But it is good that union and company officials have been able to work together. Here’s hoping for a long and profitable future for the companies and their Wichita workers.