The union that represents engineers and technical workers at Boeing is proposing a different way to resolve disputes with the company at their next contract talks.
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace said it proposes to use binding binary interest arbitration to resolve fiscal differences during the next round of contract talks with Boeing.
SPEEA's contract with Boeing Wichita's 600 engineers expires Dec. 2.
SPEEA said if Boeing agreed to using binding binary interest arbitration, it would eliminate the possibility of a strike or lockout.
"Our national polity is currently engaged in a series of heated conflicts about the rights of corporations versus organized labor," SPEEA executive director Ray Goforth said in a statement. "The national momentum points to conflict and chaos. Rather than get swept up in that momentum, we can charter a different model of dispute resolution."