Stood firm in the fight to retain our medical and other existing contractual benefits, despite employers’ efforts to cut these away. I worked to utilize the negotiation teams’ collective strength in dealing with the employer.
As SPEEA Council Chairman, conducted meetings with over 130 people in multiple locations and time zones, balancing the need to administer business efficiently with the need for full debate of issues so all viewpoints were heard and being respectful of meeting length.
Yearly Budget Board meetings
As SPEEA Council Chairman, took steps to shorten the yearly main budget discussion and approval process. Held a pre-meetings to assure concerns with the budget could be addressed. Had the budget line items clearly explained by the Treasurer.
As Legislative & Public Affairs committee Chair, led a team of SPEEA activists and staff to investigate the Airbus subsidies issues and effects on our member’s jobs. Efforts to push this in various ways led to SPEEA & Boeing convincing the US Government to file the WTO case against the European Union.
During the 2000 Strike, proudly served as a Plant 2 co-site Picketing Coordinator to ensure operations progressed smoothly. Worked with members experiencing problems during the strike and learned to speak with press reporters visiting the picket line, assuring our issues were clearly conveyed.
With your input, I will tirelessly represent all our members. I will reach out to our many new members, who are our future, and will make myself available to all.
I have done my best to increase my activity in SPEEA and broaden my knowledge about issues affecting us as members and want to proudly lead you as your SPEEA President.
We share a common destiny.
I respectfully ask for your vote.