Professional & Technical units
Layoff information to help SPEEA-represented employees

Lay off is one of the most difficult experiences a worker can face. Whether voluntary or involuntary, layoff is often unplanned and brings career and financial uncertainty.

SPEEA works hard during contract negotiations to ensure the softest landing possible for represented employees when layoffs happen.

When they do come, SPEEA again works hard to ensure contracts are followed and employees receive every benefit they are entitled.

During layoff, SPEEA monitors the process and is available to help represented employees with information, resources and assistance with the benefits they have earned.

Securing your Unemployment Insurance benefit

More information about the newly approved
Trade Act assistance

Questions employees are asking

Applying for Washington
Unemployment Benefits
Instruction videos on "How to Apply for Unemployment" prepared by
The Boeing Company and the Washington Employment Security Department.
Videos are specifically tailored to Boeing employees

Starting an Unemployment Claim
(No password needed)
Restarting an Unemployment Claim
(No password needed)

Washington State Employment Security Department


NEW - SPEEA Aerospace Jobs Page -

Companies actively recruiting engineers and technical workers

Layoff Benefits
Type Restrictions
Maximum pay per year of service Subsidized COBRA  Lump Sum
Normal layoff 1 week / year, max 26 weeks 3 months Income continuation
or lump sum
Voluntary layoff 1 week / year, max 26 weeks 3 months Lump sum required, no recall rights,
release required
Layoff due to work movement 2 weeks / year, min 26 weeks
to max 60 weeks
6 months Lump sum required, no recall
rights, release required

Washington State Unemployment Benefits

Washington State Employment SecurityWA Unemployment Benefits


Unemployment benefits and Voluntary Layoff - Volunteering for layoff does not disqualify
employees in Washington state from receiving unemployment benefits.

(Read the applicable Washington Administration Code (WAC)

Oregon Unemployment Benefits

Oregon Unemployment officeOR Unemployment Benefits and Resources

Portland Rapid Response meeting - Meeting Recording: Boeing IAM/SPEEA Rapid Response

Oregon WorkSource unemployment webinars

Tuesday (weekly)
10 a.m.

Event link:

iPhone one-tap
Dial: 1-346-248-7799
Webinar ID: 42324196#

Dial 1-253-215-8782  or 1-301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 423 241 496

California Unemployment Benefits

California UnemploymentCA Unemployment Insurance

Other Resources

Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU)Financial Relief - How We Can Help

Boeing Specific Layoff Information

Ed Wells Partnership - The Layoff Resources web page at Ed Wells Partnership (EWP) includes upcoming class schedules for both internal and external job searches, as well as links to EWP career coaching and consulting specifically for engineers and technical employees. (only available through Boeing’s intranet)

When you leave Boeing - (Company summary)

Priority Recall registration - SPEEA-represented employees laid off by The Boeing Company who want to return to work must keep the company informed of that desire. Requirements are outlined in Article 8 of the Professional and Technical contracts and referenced in Article 3 of the SPEEA Pilots and Instructors contract.

The necessary forms and instructions to maintain your priority recall status are in Worklife on the Boeing website.

Maintaining recall status at The Boeing Company.

Contract rights for temporary recall.

Boeing unemployment determination letter Layoff determination letter

Boeing Career Transition Services - On the internal Boeing website, type in 'Career Transition Services'. On the page you will find the
schedule for Layoff Briefings as well as a schedule for Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques Workshops.

Boeing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or call toll free: 1-866-719-5788

AFL-CIO resources and tools for employees facing layoffWhen the Paycheck Stops
Assistance available to SPEEA-represented employees at Boeing.