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Wichita union approves Spirit AeroSystems contract

Published on -12/12/2012, 7:10 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Members of an engineering union at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita have overwhelmingly approved a six-year contract.

Union officials say 92 percent of the 252 members who voted Tuesday supported the contract.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/UBmsLv ) the union represents 811 engineers at Spirit, and 451 members were eligible to vote.

The contract included a minimum salary guarantee fund of 3 percent in the second and fourth year of the contract. It also includes premium-free dental coverage and improvements in job security related to outsourcing.

Engineers will pay 15 percent of the cost of insurance premiums next year, increasing to 16 percent in 2014, 18 percent in 2015 and 20 percent in the remaining years.

In return, the engineers will get better insurance coverage and lower co-pays and deductibles.

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