The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing more than 17,000 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The Boeing Company and Spirit AeroSystems. Members work in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, and California.
Organized in 1946, SPEEA is an affiliated local union of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO.
As a professional union, we negotiate contracts and provide representation to bargaining unit members in their workplace. SPEEA members benefit from some of the best contracts in the aerospace industry that provide solid benefits, above-market compensation and ensure fair treatment in the workplace. Our union is a strong advocate for members, with political leaders and in communities where members live.
The union is governed by a member-elected Executive Board, headed by the President, with policies set by its three Councils. SPEEA members are supported by a dedicated, professional staff led by the Executive Director operating from union headquarters located in Seattle and offices located in Everett, Washington and Wichita, Kansas.
SPEEA members support and advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by serving on advisory councils, volunteering as mentors and assisting programs through the union Councils' annual STEM Grant program. In 2021, SPEEA started building and administering the Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) program to bring more people into the aerospace industry.