McDonnell Douglas Corp. and its two largest unions have resumed contract negotiations, breaking an impasse of several weeks but resolving no outstanding issues, union and company spokesmen said.
Company officials met earlier this week with negotiators for the United Auto Workers, which represents 9,500 workers in the Long Beach aircraft plant, and the International Assn. of Machinists, which represents 5,000 workers in Torrance and Huntington Beach, spokesmen said.
McDonnell Douglas had last met with the UAW in early December and the IAM in mid-December. Their contracts expired in October and both unions have rejected new three-year pacts.
The UAW and the company are tentatively scheduled to meet again Friday and will meet Monday, said Douglas' Dave Eastman. Management also will meet with the machinists union representatives at least one more time this week, he said.