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Friends and Activists honored at NW Recognition Banquet

More than 150 Council Reps, activists, family and friends attended the annual Recognition Banquet at the Museum of Flight March 28. The Northwest Council officers recognized about 50 activists, including outstanding and new activists nominated by their peers, and presented a lifetime achievement award.

The Northwest Legislative and Public Affairs Committee also presented awards to Rep. Mia Gregerson (D -SeaTac) and Rep. June Robinson (D - Everett) who are spearheading efforts to add accountability to Washington's aerospace tax incentives.

Look for more award winners in upcoming publications.

From left: SPEEA President Ryan Rule, NW L&PA Chair Judy Mogan, IFPTE Secretary-Treasurer Paul Shearon, Rep. Robinson, Rep. Gregerson, SPEEA Executive Director Ray Goforth and Legislative Director Chelsea Orvella.

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.

Vacancies

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.

Parity with other states
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.

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


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.

Archive:
Past Aerospace Tax Incentive articles

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.

Eligibility

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 terryh@speea.org (Northwest) or vickim@speea.org (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:http://edwells.web.boeing.com/TransitionResources/