Bombardier is implementing a contingency plan to reduce disruption to production after more than one-quarter of the workers at its Learjet facility in Wichita went on strike Oct. 8. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM ) Oct. 6 rejected a five-year contract proposal, paving the way for the strike. The IAM represents 825 of the company’s 3,000-plus workers in Wichita, and 79% of the voting union members supported the strike. Bombardier says ...

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