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Updated 9/30/2022
Constitutional Referendum - Vote ‘ACCEPT’
SPEEA Constitution
2.1.1 Addition of Bargaining Units
New Language
The addition of new Bargaining Unit(s) to SPEEA
requires approval by the SPEEA Council.


Current Language
The addition of any Bargaining Unit(s) employed
in the Engineering, Technical & Scientific
Community which does not contain either Boeing,
Boeing wholly owned subsidiary, Boeing joint
venture or Successor employees shall require
ratification by a voteof the Regular Membership
of SPEEA by referendum.
Paul Shearon – SPEEA Constitutional Referendum

SPEEA Member and Former IFPTE President Paul Shearon talks about how the upcoming Constitutional Referendum benefits every SPEEA member.

Get ready to vote - Ballots arriving soon!

Union leaders and every Midwest, Northwest and SPEEA Committee urge members to vote ‘ACCEPT’ when casting votes on the Constitutional Referendum to ease the process for employees outside of Boeing and Spirit to join our union.

Ballots are scheduled to mail to members Wednesday, Oct. 5. Watch for it in your home mailbox and cast your vote for our future! The referendum requires 60% approval from members. Ballots must be returned and received by SPEEA by noon, Oct. 26, to be counted.

The Referendum seeks to update one aspect of our Constitution by moving approval to start an organizing campaign for employees outside of Boeing or Spirit from a costly, all-member vote to a simpler and much quicker vote of the SPEEA Council. All other aspects of organizing, adding bargaining units and our union’s constitution remain the same. Your member elected SPEEA Council will still learn about and debate the benefits and issues of each organizing campaign before voting to approve or reject each organizing effort. 

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. The Boeing website still lists its Russian facilities and operations and refers to its Moscow Design Center as “the largest engineering division outside the United States.” There is no mention of suspended operations on the Boeing/Russia webpages.

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.

Posted 4/14/2022
What is the PRO Act?

Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is landmark legislation that gives workers a fair chance to organize a labor union at work without employer interference. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020, the legislation (H.R. 842 and S.420) now awaits a vote in the Senate.

This federal legislation, if passed by the Senate, accomplishes two primary objectives:

  1. Ensures workers can collectively push for the changes they want to
    see at their jobs without fear of retaliation.
  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 to organize. Today’s labor laws are outdated and fail to protect working people who voice concerns or seek workplace improvements.

Read more about Pro Act and Take Action!

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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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