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Interested in negotiating our next contract? 

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Team application available

Plans are taking shape for the next round of contract talks for the more than 14,250 engineers covered by the SPEEA-Boeing Professional Unit Contract and the 6,200 technical workers covered by the SPEEA-Boeing Technical Unit Contract.

If you are interested and eligible to serve on your contract negotiation team (see details here), apply by Wednesday, Dec. 9.
The SPEEA Negotiation Team Nominating Committee will interview applicants before submitting recommendations to the Professional and Technical Bargaining Unit Councils. Each Council will then vote to select the members who will represent their bargaining unit at the negotiation table.

Additional training beyond the candidate orientation sessions will be provided before formal negotiations with Boeing begin in mid-2016.

While the Professional and Technical units each negotiate separate contracts, the teams work together throughout the process.

SPEEA, IAM members talk tax accountability in Olympia
SPEEA and IAM members are welcomed by Rep June Robinson, in red (D-Everett), before meeting with legislators. Robinson is prime sponsor of HB 2147 which will tie aerospace tax breaks to the original intent to maintain and grow Washington's aerospace workforce.

OLYMPIA – Nearly 200 members of SPEEA and IAM District 751 visited Olympia on Friday (Nov. 20) to press the need to tie Washington's $8.7 billion tax break to jobs and good wages. Current, retired and a number of laid-off members visited legislators and key staff during legislative assembly days to explain how the lack of accountability allowed Boeing to move more than 3,600 jobs out of Washington since the Aerospace Tax Preference bill was approved in November 2013. The next legislative session starts Jan. 11. At right, SPEEA Council Chair Theryl Johnson, left, is with Thuy Lam, a 30-year Boeing employee who was laid off earlier this year after her job moved to another state.

Read the press release from the trip to Olympia.

SPEEA and IAM 751
Tie tax breaks to good jobs before more fly away!

Machinists District 751 (IAM 751) and SPEEA members made history in Olympia this year by calling for the largest corporate tax break in U.S. history to be tied to specific job numbers and living wages. In that effort, the two largest Boeing unions furthered a partnership that extends from the workplace to the legislature and into our communities. While HB 2147 and HB 1786 stalled in the House Finance Committee this year, the bills will resume in 2016.

Read the press release from the Nov. 9 press conference.

Watch KING 5 TV newscast from the press conference

Member meetings scheduled
SPEEA files grievance over Boeing's change to “Technical Design” SJC

SPEEA filed a grievance with The Boeing Company on Thursday stating that the company violated the Technical Unit contract by announcing plans to change the Salaried Job Classification (SJC) for the Technical Design – 6G5E – job family without union input.

The changes, which would impact hundreds of employees, splits the existing 6G5E-636 Skills Management Code (SMC) – Mechanical and Structural Design – into four new and separate SMCs: Technical Design – Interiors; Technical Design – Liaison; Technical Design – Systems; and Technical Design – Structures.

The Boeing Company’s SJC team administers and revises job families, level guides and SMC descriptions. Article 22 of the Boeing-SPEEA Professional and Technical Unit Contracts outlines SPEEA’s right to participate and have input in this process.

Working with Council Reps, SPEEA is scheduling workplace meetings to discuss the proposal and hear from impacted members. Watch for additional information regarding times and locations for a meeting in your area.

See more information: Boeing job code changes - current active items.

SPEEA's letter to Boeing regarding
proposed 6G5E-636 change

Seeking candidates for Executive Board

SPEEA will conduct an election to fill the following Executive Board offices:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

To be eligible, a candidate must be a member in good standing for the previous 24-month period.

For candidate instructions and the petition, see link.

Executive Board election information for 2016 candidates

About the Board

The seven-member Board directs SPEEA’s activities through the executive director, prepares the annual budget and monitors expenses. Board members also serve as the team for any interim negotiations that may occur between formal bargaining sessions. The board members serve two-year terms.

 Apply for regional Tellers Committees

SPEEA is seeking candidates for the regional Tellers Committees, responsible for overseeing union elections.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a regular SPEEA member in good standing for at least the past 12 months. Applicants cannot serve at the same time on the Executive Board, Council or Judicial Review Committee.

2016-2018 Teller petition

Contract benefit
Resume and job-search workshops available at Ed Wells Partnership
Ed Wells Partnership (EWP) recently added a number of resume and job-search workshops to its list of offerings. The workshops provide information about how to be successful searching for new jobs within Boeing.

Complete information and registration is available on the Boeing intranet
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