Thu, Jun 24, 2004
Cessna's Biggest Union Authorizes Strike
Tired of riding the
aviation economy fun ride, Cessna's union machinists Tuesday
overwhelming authorized their leaders to call a strike if they have
to. The Machinists Union sits down with Cessna August 12th for
contract talks that are expected to be "difficult."
"It promises to be a really tough one," Machinists union
spokesman Bob Wood told the Wichita Eagle.
A union survey shows health care, job security and, of course,
the size of their paychecks are top on members' minds.
Cessna is putting a happy face on the prospect of tough
"We have a very strong relationship with the union and expect it
to remain strong," said company spokeswoman Jessica Myers. She said
it's too early yet to tell what sort of positions Cessna will take
in the contract talks.
Cessna certainly isn't the only target in the Machinists'
sights. "This sets the tone" for upcoming talks with Raytheon and
Bombardier Aerospace in Wichita, said Wood. The Machinists'
contract with Raytheon in Wichita expires July 31, 2005. The
contract with Bombardier expires Oct. 2, 2006.
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