SPEEA publications and
the website are only using
group photographs if everyone
in the photo is wearing a proper facial covering. Children under
the age of two years and individuals in the same
immediate family are exempt.
This policy remains in effect
in compliance with public
health guidelines and until the
SPEEA Executive Board
rescinds the policy.
Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Tell U.S. senators to support the PRO Act
Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is currently working its way through Congress (H.R. 842 and S.420). This federal legislation, if passed by the U.S. Senate, will accomplish two primary objectives.
1. Ensure workers can collectively push for the changes they want to see at their jobs without fear of retaliation; and
2. Strengthen workers’ rights to form a union and negotiate for the changes they choose.
Currently, there are no penalties for employers who illegally retaliate against or fire workers for collective action. The bill is needed because current labor laws are outdated and are no longer an effective means for working people to have their voices heard.
Southern California organizing effort
When aerospace professionals in Southern California took their first initial steps to form California Region Engineers And Technical Employees (CREATE) in 2019, they faced a high-priced anti-union campaign that created a culture of fear and intimidation. With the PRO Act, our colleagues would have been free to exercise their right to form their union.
Two-minute action request
With the SPEEA Action Alert, you can easily personalize a template email. By entering your zip code, the email goes directly to your district/state’s Congressional leaders.
Get involved! Council Rep seats available for members
Members interested in serving their co-workers as a Council Rep have until noon, Tuesday, May 11, to complete a petition and submit a statement (150 words max). Council Rep duties and responsibilities can be found on the website – Member Tools, Council Reps.
Seated Council Reps receive an adjusted retention rating as outlined in section 12.1(h)(1) of the
Professional and Technical contracts.
For instructions, petition and district delineations, click here or go to www.speea.org (drop-down menu –
Councils/Forms, Petitions, Delineations).
The Boeing Company this week said the retention rating process for employees in the SPEEA Professional and Technical units is now scheduled for completion on Friday, April 2 with notices communicated by managers to employees starting Monday, April 5 and continuing through Friday, April 16. The delay also impacts the effective date of the new ratings which now moves to Monday, April 19.
The SPEEA website is a valuable resource to learn more about the retention rating exercise and appeal process. Members can access theretention informationunder Member Tools and Career information. SPEEA-represented employees have 30 days from the date of receiving the written notice to submit a request and supporting documentation to their SPEEA contract administrator for appeal.
Virtual work at Boeing Virtual work is agreement between manager/employee
SPEEA received reports Boeing may require all employees working virtually to do so from a location covered by the Puget Sound (Tech or Prof) contracts. For some, this means relocating from current virtual locations back to the Puget Sound region or other areas covered by the contracts.
Despite what managers are telling impacted employees, SPEEA did NOT request this change. Virtual work arrangements are coordinated between SPEEA-represented employees and their managers.
Those who may be impacted are encouraged to contact their manager to discuss possible options or accommodations, such as long-term telecommuting or taking a leave of absence.
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Webinar ID: 423 241 496
SPEEA has partnered with Rapid Response Teams in Washington and Oregon to hold informational webinars for employees who receive a WARN notice or volunteered for layoff.
Webinars continue each Tuesday in Oregon. While no new webinars have been scheduled in Washington, new webinars will be scheduled on an as-needed basis and posted to this website.
Information provided in the webinars is tailored for the locations where members receive services.
At the webinars, representatives from state Employment Security, WorkSource, Community and Technical Colleges, Employment Benefits Security Administration and Labor Councils provide information about services, benefits, and answer questions.
Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems issue more layoff notices
The Boeing Company and Spirit AeroSystems issued additional involuntary layoff notices to SPEEA-represented employees on Friday,September 18.
SPEEA contract administrators continue to review the layoff information provided by Boeing and Spirit to ensure accuracy and compliance with union contracts.
SPEEA is scheduling webinars, rapid response meetings and working to help impacted employees. The SPEEA website is being regularly updated with information to assist members. Workplace Council Representatives and SPEEA Contract Administrators are available to answer members' questions.