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SPEEA schedule
SPEEA/Boeing Open enrollment meeting schedule
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November Spotlite image to see Open Enrollment package!

If you’re in a SPEEA-Boeing bargaining unit, plan to attend a lunchtime meeting near you to learn more about SPEEA contract benefit changes to prepare for open enrollment.

Boeing’s open enrollment runs from Nov. 7-28. This is the only time of the year you can make routine changes to your health care coverage. If you opt for a different plan, changes take effect Jan. 1.

Schedule request
If you’re a Council Rep who has not scheduled a meeting, check to see if nearby districts have a meeting scheduled (with enough space to accommodate members from your area). Council Reps who need to schedule a meeting can email Michelle Stanley at michelles@speea.org.

IFPTE Central States Council meeting

Representatives of Midwest IFPTE Locals met in Chicago Oct. 28 to discuss IFPTE business and share updates from the Locals, including SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001. The IFPTE Central States Council meets twice a year. Shown here (from left, back row: Donna Lehane (Local 2001), R. Matthew Joyce (Local 2001), Ron Abrant (Local 777), Joe Abbott (Local 2001), Terry Antisdel (Local 81). Front row: Larry Chojnacki (Local 92), Patricia Sibley (Local 153), Mike Rudolf (Local 92), George Gammad (Local 99), John Kannaby (Local 777) and Greg Junemann (IFPTE president).

First place Labor Media Awards
Spotlite wins for General Excellence among labor publications

The monthly Spotlite magazine, written and designed by SPEEA Communications, is this year’s First Place winner for General Excellence in the 2017 Labor Media Awards.

Presented by the International Labor Communicators Association (ILCA), Spotlite won among labor unions with 10,000 to 30,000 members.

Officially presented during the ILCA’s awards luncheon and convention Oct. 20 in St. Louis, the award names Publications Editor Karen McLean, Graphic Designer Lori Dupuis, Communications Support Amber Musselman and Communications Director Bill Dugovich.

 “I'm proud of the fine work SPEEA staff do on a daily basis,” said Ray Goforth, SPEEA Executive Director. “It's wonderful when those efforts are recognized outside our membership.”

The annual ILCA competition receives hundreds of entries from throughout the United States and Canada. The General Excellence category requires unions to submit two issues of the same publication. The issues must be sequential.

 “This is a very special award because it comes from our fellow labor communicators and recognizes the work of everyone who has a hand in producing Spotlite magazine,” said Dugovich.

In past years SPEEA Communications received awards for Best Series and for stories on Labor History.

SPEEA mails Spotlite magazine each month to the homes of all SPEEA-represented employees. Members can also access the magazine by downloading the Spotlite app. The app is available for smart mobile devices by visiting www.speea.org on your mobile device. Links for downloading are at the top of the mobile site home page.

 

Eligibility extended two years
Trade Act Assistance available for laid-off Boeing workers

Workers laid-off by The Boeing Company in Washington state through August 9, 2019, are eligible to apply for training, income support, and other benefits through the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program (TAA or "Trade Act").

The eligibility dates were recently extended an additional two years as a result of a petition to the U.S. Labor Department by the International Association of Machinists (IAM), District Lodge 751 in partnership with SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001. 

Laid-off workers will receive a letter detailing the benefits steps to apply for assistance.

Since Washington state extended the aerospace tax preferences (tax breaks) in November, 2013 to Boeing and the aerospace industry with the agreed intent to “maintain and grow Washington’s aerospace workforce” more than 3,500 SPEEA-represented employees have been laid off by the company. The most recent figures from July show that overall Boeing has shed 15,828 jobs from its Washington state workforce since the tax breaks were extended.

Additional information to help members facing layoff is available on the following SPEEA web pages:

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
http://edwells.web.boeing.com/TransitionResources/.
SPEEA Locations

SPEEA Headquarters
15205 52nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188

Tel: (206) 433-0991
Fax: (206) 248-3990

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Everett Hall
2414 106th Street SW
Everett, WA 98204

Tel: (425) 355-2883
Toll Free: (877) 355-2883
Fax: (425) 355-9380

Office Hours:

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wichita Hall
4621 E. 47th St. South
Wichita, KS 67210

Tel: (316) 682-0262
Fax: (316) 682-4668

Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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