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Machinists union files suit against Spirit Aerosystems

Machinists union files suit against Spirit Aerosystems

By Jacob Weston. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

 The machinists union is filing a lawsuit agains Spirit Aerosystems.

 

Our news partners at KWCH 12 report that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers is taking the airplane manufacturer to court over the outsourcing a union jobs.  The union accuses Spirit of selling a key fabrication operation and using outside contractors for current union work.

Spirit sent the following release to media outlets in response to the lawsuit:

“We certainly understand the obligations in our labor agreements, and believe we are in compliance. Spirit does not comment outside of the legal process regarding pending litigation. As we have stated consistently and as recently as our 2nd quarter earnings call last week, Spirit is constantly evaluating the strategic vision for our company – what is core to our future growth, what are we best at, what differentiates us in the marketplace? That evaluation is ongoing and we have made no decisions.”