- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Officials with Textron and the Machinists Union are resuming contract negotiations.

The talks ended Sunday when Textron officials refused to put in writing that it would keep jobs in Wichita. But officials with both sides put out a news release Tuesday saying they will return to negotiations Wednesday.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1seVj2Z ) if negotiators agree on a proposal, union members could vote on it Friday.

Negotiators are trying to combine two separate local unions of Beechcraft Corp. and Cessna Aircraft under a single labor agreement. Textron, Cessna’s parent company, bought Beechcraft in March and formed Textron Aviation.

Beechcraft’s current contract ends in 2016, while Cessna’s agreement expires in 2017.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com


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