WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Machinists union has begun talks with Boeing about what will happen to Wichita's hourly workers as the company closes the facility.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/wVqcob ) reported that the discussions include issues such as dates of closure, relocation packages, medical coverage and pension.
Union officials say their goal is to have represented employees placed in jobs at one of Boeing's sites if they are willing to relocate.
The union represents about 325 of Boeing Wichita's 2,100 employees.
The Wichita plant is set to close at the end of 2013, with the work that had been done there moving to Oklahoma City and San Antonio. The Puget Sound area in Washington state will get a tanker refinishing center that had been planned for Wichita.