The number of SPEEA members supporting the Constitutional Referendum continues to climb across all demographics, from SPEEA leaders to new hires. Shown above are supporters at the Northwest Young Members Committee mini-golf event in Kirkland, Wash

Vote for SPEEA’s Future!

“This referendum is the pinnacle for the future and survival of SPEEA. It will convert our present Constitution back to its original language to support engineers and techs in the aerospace industry, not just for Boeing. Voting ACCEPT will protect your future benefits and rights at an aerospace employer outside of Boeing. Stand with me and vote ACCEPT!”

Byron D. Henderson
Everett, Washington
16 years in aerospace


On Oct. 5, ballots go in the mail to SPEEA members to vote on revising our
union constitution to allow an easier path for professional and technical workers
to gain the benefits of union-representation.

What changes?

Instead of an all-member vote to approve an organizing drive for employees
outside of Boeing or Spirit, the SPEEA Council will vote to approve.

Benefits to members Key Points SPEEA Constitution
2.1.1 Addition of Bargaining Units
Removes a costly ($20,000+) and
time-consuming all-member vote.

Expanding to other companies reduces
the incentive for current employers to
outsource our work to avoid unions.

Extending SPEEA’s reach in aerospace helps
protect the benefits in our current SPEEA
contracts while raising standards for all
aerospace professionals.

SPEEA members help other professionals
gain the benefits of union representation.
The only change is moving approval
from an all-member vote to a vote of the SPEEA Council. All other aspects of organizing and adding bargaining units remain the same.

The SPEEA Council will still learn about and debate the benefits and issues of
each organizing campaign before
voting to approve the effort.

The new language provides professionals needing a union an easier and
quicker path to join SPEEA.
New Language
The addition of new Bargaining Unit(s) to
SPEEA requires approval by the
SPEEA Council.

Current Language

The addition of any Bargaining Unit(s) employed in the Engineering, Technical & Scientific Community which does not contain either Boeing, Boeing wholly owned subsidiary, Boeing joint venture or Successor employees shall require ratification by a vote of the Regular Membership of SPEEA by referendum.

Join us & Vote ACCEPT! in October
SPEEA officers, Councils and committees approved motions of support for the Constitutional Referendum.
            • Executive Board
            • SPEEA, Midwest & Northwest Council officers
            • Midwest Council
            • Northwest Council
            • SPEEA Organizational Planning
            • Northwest Action and Communication Taskforce
            • SPEEA Diversity
          • SPEEA Legislative & Public Affairs
          • Midwest Legislative & Public Affairs
          • Northwest Legislative & Public Affairs
          • Northwest Young Members
          • Midwest Member Activities
          • SPEEA Veterans
          • And the list is growing!
Referendum Informational Flyer Q&A Page