ST. LOUIS - Just days after a monthlong walkout ended at its California C-17 plant, The Boeing Co. is facing another possible strike.
The plane maker’s Machinists union in St. Louis has voted to reject an offer that would have replaced a contract that expire d Sunday. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on its website Sunday that members voted 1,548-532 to reject the offer, and 1,619-459 to strike.
The union said it will ask Boeing to return to the table. Union spokesman Tom Pin-ski said the earliest the walkout would start is June 23.
“It is the intent … to have Boeing come back to the table to work through the issues our members have with the just rejected offer and not have a work stoppage,” Pin-ski said in an e-mailed statement. Boeing’s 4ß-year proposal included a $5,000 lump-sum payment and 3 percent raises but would increase health care costs.