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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:06 PM

Boeing boosts contract offer for engineering union


Boeing Co (BA.N) made a revised offer to the union representing its 23,000 engineering employees on Friday.

The improved offer came on the same day the U.S. government ordered a review of the firm's 787 Dreamliner following a string of mechanical and electrical problems.

Boeing and the union are meeting this week to renew a contract that expired in November. Federal mediators joined the talks in December after the talks appeared at an impasse.

Boeing's new offer boosted raises for professional workers by 5 percent in each of the first two years of the four-year agreement, and 4 percent in each of the remaining workers.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-boeing-union-idUSBRE90A18Q20130111

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