Prof and Tech contracts online –
print version pending
The Prof and Tech contracts are online at www.speea.org (see the drop-down menu for Bargaining Units/Contracts). Preparing, proofing and submitting contracts for printing is a lengthy process. When printed, contract books will be mailed to members’ homes.
SPEEA members in two separate bargaining units are preparing for upcoming negotiations.
Triumph Composite Systems – Staff met with members in Spokane, Wash., to provide an overview
of the negotiations process and lay the groundwork for electing SPEEA members to a negotiation
team with SPEEA staff negotiations focals. The SPEEA-Triumph Composite Systems contract
expires Sept. 29, 2016.
SPEEA Pilots and Instructors Unit (SPIU) – Staff are meeting with members to discuss plans for
negotiations. The next steps include a survey to determine issues and priorities. The SPIU contract
expires Feb. 9, 2017.
Looking for a Council Rep?
SPEEA members looking for a Council Rep might find their CR’s desk easier with the addition of a new sign hanging
from the ceiling. Everett Council Rep Chris Waybright, left, SPEEA President Ryan Rule, and Northwest Regional VP
Shannon (Moriarty) Deacon are shown here with an example of the sign and the extension pole for hanging the sign from
the ceiling. Each SPEEA office has the tools (signs and pole) available if CRs haven’t yet installed their sign. The signs are
designed to hang from magnets attached to the metal strips in most ceilings.
Apply for Northwest
If you’re participating in an effort to inspire careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), consider applying for a
Northwest Council STEM grant.
The grants are for non-profit organizations or
institutions with at least one Northwest SPEEA
member participating (as a coach, mentor, parent or volunteer).
Last year, the Council awarded 45 grants.
Although many grants were geared toward robotics, other organizations receiving grants included
a Cub Scout pack, Science Olympiad, a math
competition club and professional organizations
involved in STEM outreach, including Society
of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and
Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Application at www.speea.org
Deadline to apply: Aug. 15
For more information about the Northwest
Council’s STEM grant process, see the Northwest
Policy VII: Subsection B4 (at www.speea.org –
drop-down menu for SPEEA Councils/Governing
Prior to the Northwest Council vote on STEM
grant allocations, a committee made of Council
officers and members review the grant applications.
The committee forms in the summer prior to
the STEM grant application deadline (Aug. 15).
They research, analyze and verify the applications as well as evaluate the merits of the requests.
If interested in applying for the committee,
email your name, contact information and
school district where you live to michelles@
speea.org by June 15.
Former SPEEA President Maurice Caldwell died
recently. He was SPEEA
president from 1969-1972
and was a member of the
Executive Committee in
1968 (renamed Executive
Board in 1969). Caldwell,
who was born in 1932, died
Feb. 25 after a brief illness.
in the ‘ACT’
If you are interested in getting more involved in union outreach and member engage- ment, join the Northwest Action and
Communication Taskforce (ACT) committee.
Wednesday, April 6 - 4:30 p.m.
Televideo between Seattle and Everett
At this re-forming meeting, members will elect
officers as well as explore and determine activities to help members connect with their union.
Dinner is provided.
ACT took a break while the Prof and Tech
Bargaining Unit Negotiations Support (BUNS)
committee met. BUNS concluded following
members’ votes to approve the SPEEA-Boeing
This committee welcomes members from any
Northwest bargaining unit, including Profs,
Techs, Pilots/Instructors and members who work
at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane,
Wash. The meeting will include a phone bridge
line for members to call in if they live outside
of the Puget Sound.
RSVP* where you plan to attend:
• SPEEA Everett – firstname.lastname@example.org
• SPEEA Tukwila – email@example.com
*Either site can provide bridge line information.