EVERETT, WA – SPEEA filed new Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges Jan. 2 against The Boeing Company after company personnel photographed SPEEA members peacefully marching at the Everett factory to support efforts to negotiate new labor contracts.
The specific charges relates to Boeing taking surveillance photographs of engineers and technical employees marching inside and outside the factory on Dec. 12 and after. Employer surveillance of union activities has consistently been ruled illegal because it has a tendency to intimidate employees into not exercising their rights to engage in union activities.
“This is well settled law that such surveillance is illegal,” said Ray Goforth, SPEEA executive director. “It’s disappointing to see Boeing leadership resort to intimidation rather than persuasion.”
SPEEA and Boeing are scheduled to resume negotiations Jan. 9. Federal mediators called for a break in talks before the holidays.
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