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Council Rep elections in 12 districts

A total of 119 members submitted valid petitions for Council Rep seats. In the Northwest, there are contested races in 11 districts, and the Midwest has one contested race.

Northwest and Midwest Council Rep petitioners - See contested races and who ran unopposed as well as vacancies. All Council Reps will be seated at the May 14 regional Council meetings for two-year terms.


In the Northwest, 35 open seats remain in 27 districts. Some vacancies are in larger districts with more than one Council Rep. All Midwest Council seats are filled.

While securing $8.7 billion in tax breaks, Boeing worked
16 efforts sending jobs out of state

SPEEA issued a press release Tuesday, March 17, revealing documents from The Boeing Company show the company worked 16 different efforts to send jobs out of the Puget Sound region during the past two years.

Press Release 3/17/15 The Boeing Company - Post Hearing Brief

Parity with other states
Workers, officials say amend incentives to protect jobs, wages
OLYMPIA - In a room packed with worried employees and state officials, the Washington House Finance Committee held public hearings Friday (March 13) morning on proposed legislation to bring Washington’s aerospace tax incentive in line with its original intent to maintain and grow the state’s aerospace industry with living wage jobs. Members from SPEEA and IAM 751, along with industry experts and Snohomish County Executive John Lovick provided testimony in favor of HB 1786 – addressing low wages – and HB 2147 which would reduce the size of Boeing’s tax incentive as the company’s state employment drops. Boeing employment has decreased more than 3,000 since the aerospace incentive was extended in 2013. Among those testifying at the hearing on HB 2147 are,
from left, SPEEA members Tom Gendzwill, Jim Lee, Kathy Low and tax subsidy expert from Good Jobs First Tommy
. Read more about the hearing in upcoming SPEEA publications. The House committee must now decide if the
proposed legislation advances.
Fliers sent to Legislators before public hearing
Voters support amending tax incentives
Other states tied aerospace incentives to jobs
Voters support tying wages to tax incentives
Tax Accountability Desktent

Read aerospace analyst Scott Hamilton's recent column: 
Washington State: tie jobs-for-tax breaks like other states do.

Past Aerospace Tax Incentive articles

Interested in running for SPEEA Council Rep?

SPEEA is seeking candidates to run for Council Rep in all districts. If you’re interested in serving your co-workers as union representative and have been a member for at least the preceding 12 months, find your district on the district delineation or confirm your district hasn’t changed and submit a petition and statement.

2015-2017 Council Rep Petition and District Delineation 

Petitions and statements (to be used in case of an election) are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 25.
You can submit both via email (below), fax or drop off at the nearest SPEEA office.

New two-year terms begin in May. Extensive training is provided.

IFPTE Elections
Run for convention delegate and/or VP

Are you interested in representing your union as a delegate at the triennial IFPTE convention in Las Vegas, July 27-30?

Petitions and statements are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 21.

SPEEA will send 14 Northwest and two Midwest delegates elected by members. SPEEA members will also elect three regional vice presidents to serve on the Executive Council, which meets twice a year.


Candidates must be SPEEA members with continuous good standing for at least two full years prior to the election for delegate and/or vice president.

To apply

Candidates must submit a petition signed by 20 members along with a 25-word (max) qualification statement and 250 word (max) position statement. This applies to both the delegate and VP candidates.

Send the statements via email to to (Northwest) or (Midwest).  You can scan and email the petitions or fax them  but the original form (print) must also be delivered to your nearest SPEEA hall.

See link for petitions

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: