Boeing’s union of engineers and technical workers overwhelmingly rejected the aerospace giant’s first contract offer in ballots tallied Monday night.
Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, had recommended that the union’s 23,000 members say no to Boeing’s four-year contract offer.
No strike is imminent. A strike can’t occur without a separate membership vote. Negotiations resumed Tuesday. Engineers in the professional unit rejected the offer by 9,770 to 454, the union said. Technical workers turned it down 5,327 to 154.The Associated Press