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Posted 9/14/2023
Celebrating activists and new hires
SPEEA Night at the Museum of Flight

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SEATTLE, Wash. – Come out to the Museum of Flight, Seattle, Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m., and kick off Area Representative Recognition Month with SPEEA Night at the Museum!

This event, sponsored by the NW New Hire and Young Members Committees, is open to all SPEEA-represented employees and their families.

About the event
Our event is in the Skyline Room, featuring panoramic views of Boeing Field and downtown Seattle. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided by SPEEA and attendees will have access to a no-host bar. 

Participants also have access to the galleries/exhibits from 5 to 9 p.m. as part of “Free First Thursdays” at the museum.

This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with new and old friends in our union.

Posted 8/22/2023
Everett minor league baseball

Union Solidarity Night at the AquaSox a hit
The Snohomish and Island County Labor Council hosted Union Solidarity Night at the AquaSox Aug. 17. SPEEA was one of the sponsors and handed out nearly 400 free tickets to members. Shown here at the game are Council Rep Alex Phillips in a red SPEEA T-shirt and Area Rep Justin Roll in a blue SPEEA shirt. SPEEA members, including Everett Council Reps David Garrett and Rod Siders, handed out visibility items at the event. Several other unions were also giving out free visibility items. 
Posted 7/21/2023
Boeing Profs and Techs
SPEEA contracts limit how long managers can
stop employees from transferring

While Boeing continues to push for individuals to speak up when they see something and otherwise operate as informed, intelligent individuals, some managers are pushing for containment.

One of those measures is to keep employees in their current positions when the individual wants to transfer to another Boeing job. SPEEA’s Prof and Tech contracts limit the amount of time a manager can keep an employee from transferring, which is contrary to the new, non-union enterprise practice.

Our contracts reference an older Boeing policy that includes a number of important details. The policy includes a process for “Critical Situations” related to retention of employees which logically includes visibility to and the approval of a vice president. 

For all other situations, employees are considered “releaseable” 12 months after their date of hire, rehire, recall from layoff or being transferred at their own request. The policy also includes the caveat below:

Release earlier than 12 months or from an established program or job assignment conclusion date may be authorized when the releasing management determines such release to be in the best interest of the company and employee.


If you are told you cannot take another position due to not being in your job long enough, email and ask for your contract administrator. See your contract online at (drop-down menu: Bargaining Units/Contracts).

Posted 7/21/2023
Council Rep rosters now online

Council Rep (CR) rosters are now online! Click here or go to (Member Tools/Council Reps and scroll to the bottom of the page). 

SPEEA staff will print and mail the site-specific rosters to bulletin board focals with the August Bulletin Board Notices (BBNs).

SPEEA updates the rosters every two years to capture changes to district delineations, new Council Reps and new photos so members know who and where to look for assistance in the workplace.

Posted 4/26/2023
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
SPEEA & Spirit sign Letter Of Understanding regarding BYOD

After considerable discussion, the SPEEA Executive Board and Spirit AeroSystems reached an agreement to make Spirit’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy available to SPEEA-represented employees on a voluntary basis.

Formalized in a Letter Of Understanding (LOU) that is now part of union contracts, the agreement allows represented employees to participate in BYOD while still restricting the information Spirit is allowed to access on the personal cell phones of SPEEA-represented employees.

SPEEA continues to have concerns about allowing the company to access any information on members’ personal devices. Members are urged to carefully consider the plusses and minuses before opting into the program that is voluntary for SPEEA-represented employees.

Read the BYOD Letter of Understanding

Posted 9/28/2022
Solidarity with Ukraine
SPEEA calls for more action by Boeing against Russia

SEATTLE - Russia’s continued attack on Ukraine and its people demands more action by U.S. corporations, including The Boeing Company.

While more than 400 U.S. companies have stopped and removed operations in Russia, Boeing has only announced “suspension” of work in Moscow and elsewhere.

Boeing previously announced it will no longer buy titanium and aluminum from Russia. With the most recent announcement of Russia calling up more troops and escalating the war, it is clear stronger action is warranted.

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, calls on Boeing to cease all operations in Russia and start the permanent transfer of that work to other locations.

The destruction and atrocities Russia is inflicting on Ukraine and its people will reverberate for decades after this brutal conflict ends. As a world leader in aerospace, Boeing’s permanent departure will send a strong message to Russia that there are far reaching consequences for invading and inflicting unforgivable death and destruction on sovereign countries and their people.

In making this call to Boeing, the 17,000 SPEEA-represented employees at Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems, extend a hand of solidarity to the people of Ukraine. While we cannot fully imagine the horrors Russia has inflicted on you, your families, and your way of life this past year, we are in awe of your bravery and resolve to save your country.

As a union formed and maintained by collective action, we stand in Solidarity with the people of Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with our call on Russia to end this conflict and recall its troops.

Updated 9/22/2022
The Boeing Company
Virtual work should remain an option for SPEEA members

The Boeing Company’s unilateral corporate edict for employees to return to the workplace is more focused on workplace optics than actual data regarding productivity.

SPEEA-represented employees continue to show high levels of productivity – whether working on-site or virtually.

Union leaders and staff have repeatedly engaged Boeing on the need to allow employees to work virtually. Despite Boeing acknowledging virtual work is not impacting productivity and the company’s elimination of many on-site work spaces, corporate remains committed to returning its employees to the workplace.

While requiring its own direct employees to return to the workplace, Boeing continues to outsource work to locations around the world – effectively allowing this outsourced work to be performed offsite.

The people who are entrusted to design, engineer and support the manufacturing of the world’s most sophisticated aerospace products should also be trusted by their employer to decide how to best get their group’s work statement completed. It is unfortunate management continues to assert its right to manage workers with less than adequate regard for the needs and well-being of its employees.

We encourage employees who want or need to continue working virtually to discuss their situation, viable options, and accommodations with their manager. Many local managers are working with employees and finding solutions such as long-term telecommuting or leave of absences.

Information in LOU-13 relating to Virtual Office/Telecommuting of the Prof and Tech contracts may be helpful.

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Committees are open to all members and cover a wide range of interests. Interested in politics? Join the Legislative and Public Affairs Committee. Other committees focus on diversity, member activities, new members, women's advocacy, veterans issues and other issues important to members. Attend a meeting to get a feel for the issues and activities. New issues and ideas are always welcome.

Established committees, along with their charter and officers are listed on the committee pages. For more information, attend a meeting or contact one of the committee officers.

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