SEATTLE Feb 19 The union representing about
23,000 Boeing Co engineers said on Tuesday its members
were split over approving or rejecting the latest contract offer
from the planemaker, meaning the two sides will likely head back
to the bargaining table.
However, the two main units of the Seattle-based Society of
Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) both
authorized the union to call a strike if they want to.
The split vote is a neutral outcome for Boeing, which needs
support from its engineers to help resolve battery problems that
have grounded all 787 Dreamliners.