There were no indications Thursday that any steps were being taken by either side to end the Machinist's unions now 53-day old strike against Lockheed Martin.
Representatives for both the union and Lockheed said there were no negotiations scheduled.
Union officials did file an unfair labor practices charge against Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, the seventh since before the 53-day-old strike against the company began.
The complaint filed with the National Labor Relations board office in Fort Worth alleges that a Lockheed security officer was illegally tracking and recording video of union members. The complaint said the security official told a union representative that he had video of union members activities recorded while they were on the property of District Lodge 776.
Lockheed has erected security observation posts on its property, one of which is directly across from the union lodge on Clifford Street.
Lockheed officials “are not aware of any actions taken by the company or its employees that would lead to a violation of the National Labor Relations Act,” said Lockheed spokesman Joe Stout.
The NLRB has said it is investigating previous allegations filed by the Machinists.
A key factor in the union’s strategy is that if the NLRB were to find in favor of the Machinists and formally charge Lockheed with committing an unfair labor practice it could limit the company’s ability to hire replacement workers to end the strike, should it decide to follow that course of action.
Although Lockheed has brought in some temporary replacement workers, no company officials has given any indication that it is considering hiring permanent replacement workers in order to break the strike.