(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Machinists union has started talks with Boeing about the future of Wichita's hourly workers as Boeing closes its facilities.
The Discussions includes dates of closure, relocation of packages, medical coverage and pension.
Union officials say they would like to see their represented employees moved to another Boeing site, that is, if they are willing to move.
The work that had been done in Wichita will be moved to Oklahoma City and San Antonio. A tanker refinishing plant that was slated for the Air-Capital will be built in the Puget Sound area of Washington.
The union represents just over 15-percent of Boeing Wichita's 2,100 employees.