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SPEEA Contact Info
COVID-19 Information
Letter from IFPTE
Helpful Resources
Retirement Seminars
Retention-rating appeal guide/request form online
2020 Boeing Salary Charts
Layoff Information
Boeing Company
Spirit AeroSystems
Other Union Information

 


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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.





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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 The bill is needed because current labor laws are outdated and are no longer an effective means for working people to have their voices heard.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.  

Click here to take action!

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Apply for STEM grant

The Northwest Council is accepting applications for this year’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grants.

Northwest members can apply if they are involved in a non-profit encouraging students’ interest in related careers.

Click here for application

Grant applications must be submitted by Aug. 15.

Apply for grant review committee

You can apply for the committee to review STEM grant applications along with the Northwest Council officers. The committee provides recommendations to the Council for a vote.

To apply for the STEM Grant Review Committee, email speea@speea.org with your contact information and school district where you live by noon, Thursday, July 1. 

Ballots mailed for Council Rep elections

SPEEA mailed voting packages April 13 to the homes of members in districts with contested Council Rep races.  

Districts with contested races:

 

  • Everett – E-2, E-17, E-22, E-23
 
  • Plant II – P-2, P-3, P-5

Each voting package includes voting instructions, candidate statements, a ballot, a ballot envelope and a return mailing envelope.

Deadline

Ballots must be delivered to the SPEEA mailbox by noon, Wednesday, April 28. Ballots arriving after the deadline are not counted no matter the postmark date.

Check the SPEEA website for election results following counting and certification by the Northwest Tellers.

Reminder on campaigning

Federal laws prohibit the use of company or union resources, such as bulletin boards, email or printers, in campaigning.
This applies to the candidates and their supporters.

Petition results for new Council Rep terms

A total of 81 members submitted valid petitions for Council Rep. Tellers finalized results April 1. Click on the link to see the contested races, unopposed seats and vacancies.

 

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).

Vacancies*

 
  • Bellevue – B-10
  • Developmental Center – D-1, D-3, D-5, D-6
  • Everett – E-3, E-5, E-6, E-7, E-8, E-11, E-15, E-25, E-27, E-31
  • Kent – K-10
  • Plant II – P-4, P-10
  • Renton – R-1, R-3, R-10
  • California – C-10
  • Spokane – W-10
  • Utah – U-1
  • Bangor, Wash. – Z-1
  • Pilots – PLT
  • Second shift – DS-10

*Some districts have more than one Council seat. 
Boeing delays retention notices until April 5
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 the retention information under 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.

If concerns are not resolved, members should document the conversation and then talk to your SPEEA Council Representative.

Information in LOU-13 relating to Virtual Office/Telecommuting of the Prof and Tech contracts may be helpful.
Labor scholarships
Union members’ high school seniors can apply

SPEEA members’ children who are going to start their first year of college in the fall can apply for labor union scholarships.

SPEEA members’ children who are going to start their first year of college in the fall can apply for labor union scholarships.

IFPTE – Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. scholarships, worth $2,500 each

 
  • Eligibility - Children or grandchildren of SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 members.
  • Application – click here
  • Deadline to apply – May 15.

Learn more at www.ifpte.org/scholarship.

Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO – The Jerry Beckendorf Community Services Scholarship,

 
  • Eligibility – union members’ high school seniors must live in Pierce County, Wash.
  • Application – click here
  • Deadline to apply – March 26.
Learn more at www.pclaborcares.org.
Stay safe!
SPEEA urges everyone to mask up and get vaccinated!

SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001, urges everyone to get informed and get vaccinated. Check out this fact sheet on the COVID-19 vaccine from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

For more information

 
SPEEA Action Alert
Tell lawmakers to support job protection for aerospace workers

Join SPEEA members and others in urging Congress to include the bipartisan Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act in COVID-19 relief bills.

If passed, the Act would provide much-needed relief to workers by restoring U.S. aerospace jobs and preventing further wide-spread layoffs in the aerospace manufacturing industry, including suppliers.

The legislation is led by Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in the Senate and Reps. Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ron Estes (R-KS) in the House.

Learn more

 

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.  

Click here to take action!

Rapid Response webinars for members facing layoff
Oregon WorkSource unemployment webinars

Tuesday (weekly)
10 a.m.

Event link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/423241496

iPhone one-tap
Dial: 1-346-248-7799
Webinar ID: 42324196#

Telephone
Dial 1-253-215-8782  or 1-301-715-8592
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
Boeing layoff notices
1_22_2021 (Effective 3_26_2021)
9-18-2020 (Effective 11-20-2020)
8-28-2020 (Effective 10-30-2020)
7-31-2020 (Effective 10-02-2020)
6-26-2020 (Effective 8-28-2020)
5-29-2020 (Effective 7-31-2020)
4-24-2020 (Effective 6-26-2020) None Issued
3-29-2020 (Effective 5-25-2020)
2-07-2020 (Effective 4-24-2020) None Issued
1-17-2020 (Effective 3-20-2020) None Issued
Spirit AeroSystems layoff notices
Spirit letter to SPEEA on WARN notices - July 31
Spirit WEU - July 31
Spirit WTPU - July 31
Spirit WEU - May 1
Spirit WTPU - May 1

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.

Visit the Layoff assistance information page. 


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