Friday, May 18, 2012
The union for engineers and technical workers at Spirit AeroSystems has filed suit seeking arbitration in a dispute over the way employees are evaluated.
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
The union contends that Spirit should have negotiated with it before implementing a performance improvement process for employees whose evaluations decline. The complaint seeks to force Spirit into binding arbitration, arguing the parties have been unable so far to resolve the grievance.
Spirit AeroSystems spokesman Ken Evans said Friday the company believes its health depends on all employees performing at full capacity. He says that Spirit tries to give employees accurate feedback on their performance and will continue to do so.