About SPEEA - IFPTE Local 2001

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing more than 25,500 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Composite Systems. Members work in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, Florida and California.

Organized in 1946, SPEEA is an affiliated local union of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).

As a professional union, we negotiate contracts and provide representation to bargaining unit members at work. SPEEA helps employees navigate workplace and benefit issues while advocating for and providing workshops and classes to help members advance their careers. Our union is a strong advocate for employee issues at work, with political leaders and in communities where members live.

The union is governed by a member-elected Executive Board and Council. Daily operations are handled by a professional staff directed and managed by Executive Director
Ray Goforth. With union headquarter in Seattle, offices are also maintained in Everett, Washington and Wichita, Kansas.