Faced with contract offers that are nothing less than full-scale assaults on engineers and technical workers, your Professional and Technical Negotiation Teams unanimously and strongly recommend members vote to reject Boeing’s disrespectful contract offers.
During a special meeting today, the Professional and Technical Bargaining Unit Councils (BUCs) also cast unanimous votes recommending rejection. The Professional BUC voted 72 to 0 and the Technical BUC voted 48 to 0 to recommend rejection. Ballots are now being prepared and are scheduled for mailing to members later this week. Votes will be counted after 5 p.m. on Oct. 1.
From wage pools that are the lowest since 1975, increased out-of-pocket costs for medical benefits and drastically changing retiree benefits, the Boeing offers cut away the purchasing power and contract rights of our 23,000 represented employees in the SPEEA Professional and Technical bargaining units. The company wants to strip disability and life insurance from those on military leave. Boeing even inserted language into its offers that would allow the company to cancel medical coverage for retirees and allow the layoff of experienced employees so that they can be replaced by future hires. For a company experiencing record profits, orders and financial success, this proposal fails at every level to recognize our contributions or respect the professionalism and dedication we bring to work each day.
A strong rejection by members of these contract offers will send a loud message to Boeing corporate leaders that they must return to negotiations ready to actually negotiate a contract that respects our contributions.
Use the SPEEA calculator to see how Boeing's contract offers would impact your paycheck and take-home pay.
Questions members are asking
Professional Team Recommendation
Technical Team Recommendation
Summary of Boeing's contract offer
SPEEA's letter to inform Boeing
Read why Associate Tech Fellow Richard Basham is voting NO!