--No wage increases for the first four years and a 1 percent raise in each of the last three years. A clause allows negotiations to reopen to review wages annually beginning in 2014.
--The potential for performance-based bonuses
--Retention and a $2 increase per month in pension plan payments, to $57 per month for each year of service
It's the second time in three months Machinists union members rejected a contract offer but didn't have the votes to strike.
In June, 57 percent of union members at Spirit AeroSystems who voted rejected the company's offer of a 10-year contract. Fifty-eight percent voted to strike, falling short of the two-thirds required for a work stoppage.
-- Sept. 14--WICHITA -- Machinists union leaders are recommending members reject Cessna Aircraft's contract offer and strike when they vote Saturday. The union received...
-- Sept. 22--Cessna Aircraft told employees Tuesday that the company will cut 700 jobs -- 11 percent of its work force -- as weakness in new aircraft orders continues. The...
The layoffs will come from the company's hourly and salaried workers.
-- Sept. 16--Wichita does not need a Machinists union strike, which will only hurt Cessna Aircraft and its work force and further ground down the local economy. With union leaders...