SEATTLE, Wash. (Metro) -- A number of reports have said contract talks between Boeing and its engineers' union, SPEEA aren't going well. The Seattle Times now quotes the union's executive director as saying both sides are now in open conflict. Boeing claims the the union has turned 'hostile' and it's not sure why. The union claims it still isn't expecting a strike when an October 6 deadline for a new contract hits. Copyright © 2012 Metro Networks Inc.