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Self-evaluation does not apply to SPEEA members

The Boeing Company sent out an erroneous message today (Oct. 15) titled: "A Task Awaits You: Complete Self Evaluation for Performance Review - 2019."

This DOES NOT apply to SPEEA members. You DO NOT need to complete this task.  

However, it appears that because of bad software design, your manager cannot evaluate you until after something has been submitted by the employee. If you submit a blank self-evaluation, that should let your manager complete their tasks.

Once again, this self-evaluation IS NOT part of the SPEEA process.


Open house for new CREATE office in Seal Beach

Otniel Pavia, left, Randy Morgan, center, and John Williams are shown above at the newly opened office of California Region Engineers and Technical Employees in Seal Beach. They joined dozens of activists, community members and employees wanting to learn more about having a voice at the office’s open house Oct. 9.

SEAL BEACH, Calif. – Non-union employees in Southern California came together to celebrate their new office as efforts to build a union gain altitude.

Activists, community members and employees wanting to learn more about having a voice at work celebrated at the open house in Seal Beach, Oct. 9.

The new office coincides with growing momentum to organize professionals working at Boeing in Southern California.

Professionals at Boeing Seal Beach contacted SPEEA to help them form their union. The workers wanted to have a local identity and came up with CREATE (California Region Engineers and Technical Employees) to represent all technical and professional employees at the site.

SPEEA Treasurer Jimmie Mathis attended the open house along with staff, including Rich Plunkett, an experienced negotiator, and Matt Kempf, SPEEA’s senior director of compensation and retirement.

More labor support for CREATE

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) international union representing more than 63,000 members in the industry wrote a letter in support of CREATE’s organizing efforts.

Another letter of support came from the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) representing 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Defense.

Learn more and read the letters at

SPEEA 101 coming to Tukwila hall Oct. 23
Nearly 50 members attended the SPEEA 101 in Everett Oct. 8 (shown here). The New Hire and Young Members Committees are hosting the next SPEEA 101 in Tukwila 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23. Those who attend SPEEA 101 at the Puget Sound halls receive a $50 gift card if they are first-time attendees who became members in the past year. Email by Friday, Oct. 18, to sign up. Space is limited.
Sept. 25, 2019
Apply for Negotiation Team
WTPU Council approves early negotiations with Spirit

WICHITA – After debating the pros and cons of holding early contract negotiations with Spirit AeroSystems, the Wichita Technical and Professional Unit (WTPU) Bargaining Unit Council cast a unanimous vote to begin the process for full contract negotiations.

The decision to solicit applications for negotiation team members, select a team and negotiate a new contract came during a special meeting of the WTPU Bargaining Unit Council on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The anticipated timeline would have a new agreement in place by the end of the year, a full 12 months ahead of the current contract’s expiration of January 2021.

The compressed negotiation timeline will involve a significant time commitment. Team members receive training and work with staff to identify and prioritize contract changes and needed updates.

How to apply

Members interested in serving on the team need to attend one negotiations orientation session and apply by Friday, Oct 18.

WTPU Negotiation Team Application

Negotiation orientation – Orientations will be announced and posted when dates are finalized.

Negotiation team recommended requirements:

  • Regular, dues-paying SPEEA member for the past three years.
  • Active member (2 of last 3 years) – examples include serving as a Council or Area Rep, Executive Board member or active on a SPEEA committee. Members currently on the Tellers Committee or Judicial Review Committee cannot serve on the Negotiation Team at the same time.
  • Attend a negotiation team orientation session at SPEEA Wichita.
  • Complete application and submit by Friday, Oct. 18.

Applications will be reviewed by the WTPU Bargaining Unit Council which will then elect the Negotiation Team.

Memorandum of Understanding
SPEEA secures bonuses for 737 MAX work in Moses Lake

SPEEA-represented employees who take a temporary assignment in Moses Lake as part of the return to service of the 737 MAX will be in line to receive “completion bonuses” of 10% to 20%, as outlined in a recently negotiated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

“It’s encouraging the company recognizes the need for the experience and expertise in our members to return the MAX to service,” said SPEEA President Joel Funfar. “Given the extended time members will be away from family, these bonuses are appropriate.”

The date for the 737 MAX’s return is still unknown. However, Boeing has publicly announced that preparing the idle aircraft to return to service will require temporarily assigning some SPEEA-represented employees to Moses Lake. The company also plans to hire some temporary employees for the work at Moses Lake. Boeing is currently parking aircraft at Moses Lake and plans to use the facility for work needed to return the 737 MAX to customers.  

Bonuses will be paid to employees who complete 6-month assignments as part of the 737 MAX work. A 10% bonus will be paid after six months. An additional 15% bonus is paid during months 7 through 12 and 20% after 18 months.

Boeing has not yet announced what SPEEA job codes will be needed in Moses Lake. When the jobs are announced, interested bargaining unit members will need to volunteer and be accepted for the assignments.

Non-Boeing labor
Assistance needed for SPEEA grievance

SPEEA has filed a grievance in association with Boeing’s use of Purchased Services (non-Boeing labor) to perform bargaining unit work.

When corporate management refused to provide relevant data associated with our investigation/grievance, SPEEA was also compelled to file an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Employees recently received a notice as part of the settlement of the ULP and Boeing has begun to supply SPEEA with the requested information. The grievance is scheduled to be resolved in an arbitration hearing beginning in October.

Now, we need your help in validating claims made by management and/or contained within the provided data.

If any SPEEA members work with representatives from the following companies, we would really like to speak with you. Email with your contact information and the best time to reach you.

Purchased Services companies
  • Altair
  • Aviation Partners Boeing
  • Base2 Solutions
  • Cascade Engineering
  • Collinear
  • Cyient
  • HCL Technologies
  • Hexagon – Capital Equipment Purchasing
  • Intrinsic
  • iSoftStone Inc.
  • Jana, Inc.
  • Kaman Engineering
  • NobleTek
  • Safran/Labinal
  • San Juan Software
  • SeaTec
  • Sila Solutions
  • Slalom Consulting
  • Star Aviation
  • Techguard
  • UXC/DXC Eclipse

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