The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing more than 22,650 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. SPEEA members also support and advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by serving on number of advisory counsels, volunteering as mentors and assisting programs through the union's annual STEM Grant program.
The union is governed by a member-elected Executive Board, headed by President Ryan Rule, with policies set by two Regional Councils. Daily operations are handled by a professional staff directed and managed by Executive Director Ray Goforth. With union headquarters in Seattle, offices are also maintained in Everett, Washington and Wichita, Kansas.