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Union members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have voted down a contract offer from Bombardier Learjet. The contract was rejected by 79 percent of union members who voted Saturday.
Frank Molina Jr., President and Directing Business Representative of District 70, said the big sticking point for union members was health care benefits.
"We know that Canada has national health care. We don't think they understand how big of an issue it is with us," Molina said. "Hopefully they understand today it's a very big issue."
Workers also voted by 79 percent in favor of a strike, which will start at 12:01 a.m. Monday. There's no response yet from company officials in regard to the strike.
Over 95 percent of union membership turned out for Saturday's contract vote.