Boeing Machinists in the Seattle area wants organizers of a Mexico Aerospace Industry Conference, sponsored by MexicoNow magazine, to cancel the event.
If they don’t cancel, the union plans to protest outside the conference hotel and the facilities of the Seattle-area companies taking part in it, including Boeing, the union said.
The conference is similar to two conferences that had been planned in Wichita this year by MexicoNow magazine. They were canceled because they did not gain enough interest, organizers said at the time. Union officials allege they were canceled because of threats of protesting.
Representatives from Boeing, GE Commercial Finance and commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield are scheduled speakers at the conference.
The union plans to picket the three businesses if the event goes on as planned, it said.