Recent meetings with The Boeing Company to resolve the salary adjustment process and a number of other ongoing member issues have now resulted in proposals for new contracts for the SPEEA Professional and Technical Bargaining Units.
Brought forward by the Executive Board in its role as the interim negotiation team, the offers were presented to the Prof and Tech Bargaining Unit Councils (BUCs) on Thursday (Feb. 13). The Executive Board recommends members vote to approve the offers. Prof and Tech BUCs voted not to endorse their respective offers. However, votes by the BUCs to issue statements explaining the opposition failed to reach the necessary 60% majority.
Voting packages are now being prepared and are scheduled to mail to members on Friday, Feb. 21. Ballots are due at SPEEA for counting by 5 p.m., Monday, March 9.
The offers come after meetings with Boeing, along with careful evaluation by Executive Board and SPEEA staff experts. The offers address the ongoing issues with salary pools, provide paid parental and family medical leave and address other ongoing member issues. If ratified by a vote of SPEEA members, the contracts will be extended to Oct. 6, 2026.
Lunchtime meetings are being scheduled to present the offers to members. Look for a notice on SPEEA bulletin boards and for the meeting schedule on the website.