Sat, Nov 15, 2008
Membership Presented With Details Friday Night
Boeing announced Friday afternoon it
has reached tentative agreement with the Society of Professional
Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) IFPTE Local 2001 on new
four-year contracts covering 21,000 engineers and technical
The two sides reached agreement early Friday. Union negotiators
are recommending members approve the agreements. If approved by
union members, the agreements will replace existing contracts that
expire December 1.
Two contracts are involved in the negotiations. The first covers
14,000 engineers in the SPEEA Professional Bargaining Unit. The
second contract covers 7,000 technical workers in the union's
Technical Bargaining Unit. While the majority of workers are in the
Puget Sound region, the contracts cover employees in Oregon, Utah
and California. Both contracts expire December 1.
No details will be released until after union negotiators
present the agreements to the SPEEA Professional and Technical
bargaining unit councils at a special meeting set for 6 pm Pacific
time this evening.
Main-table negotiations started October 29.
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