WICHITA, Kan., June 21, 2023 – After 13 years without a fully negotiated accord and years of working to keep Spirit AeroSystems a player in the game, approximately 6,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 70, Local 839 have voted to reject Spirit’s last best and final offer. A strike is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. CT on Saturday, June 24.
Statement from the IAM:
“The IAM’s dedicated and hardworking membership at Spirit AeroSystems has worked without fail during tumultuous times, including a pandemic that saw everything grind to a halt. Most of our members have concluded that the company’s offer is unacceptable. IAM District 70 and Local 839 will regroup and begin planning the following steps to bring the company back to the table.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is one of North America’s largest and most diverse industrial trade unions, representing approximately 600,000 active and retired members in the aerospace, defense, airlines, railroad, transit, healthcare, automotive, and other industries.