Union agrees to Boeing contract

A two-month strike by Boeing Machinists is over after 74 percent of union members voted in favor of Boeing's four-year offer on Saturday.

Hourly workers in Wichita can return to work as early as tonight and as late as Nov. 10.

"I'm glad it's over," said modification mechanic Ronny Ketron. "It's time. We need to get to work.

"The company came off some of the issues they were hurting us with," he said, adding that the biggest issue for him was a proposal that would have eliminated benefits for spouses of retirees who die.

"It was a battle between us and corporate greed," he said.

Boeing Wichita spokesman Jarrod Bartlett said, "We're pleased that this work stoppage has come to an end, and we look forward to getting our team back to work and start delivering our products to our customers."

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