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The Boeing Company rejected a union offer to extend existing contacts and instead gave its " last best and final offer " to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, local 2001.
Thursday's offer included no increases in employee health care contributions, increases pension basic benefits for current employees and a market leading 5 percent annual salary increases.
A news release on the SPEEA website stated, although the offers contain improvements, both the Professional and Technical Negotiation Teams unanimously recommend rejection.
The release indicated that SPEEA members have been preparing in earnest for a major strike that could idle Boeing factories and send engineering and techincal workers to the picket line.
SPEEA members will vote on the company's offers in the coming weeks. Boeing and SPEEA have been in contract negotiations since last April. The current contract expired in October of 2012.
Click on the links below to read Boeing and SPEEA news releases on this story.