See next year’s course
schedule - now online
at Ed Wells website
Many Ed Wells Partnership (EWP) attendees decide which class to take when they receive the bi-weekly email sent to all SPEEA-represented employees. Typically, that email lists only those classes open for enrollment in the coming weeks.
Did you know that you can see the full year calendar of classes right now? EWP publishes next year’s
course catalog early so you can plan ahead for your best training options. See the 2015 catalog on
Boeing’s intranet at http://edwells.web.boeing.com/.
Highlights from 2015 include:
•;Many new class titles on emerging
technical subjects taught by Boeing
Subject Matter Experts.
o Includes Composite Technology,
Robotics, Flight Test, Software
Engineering and Flight Controls
•;Additional offerings of our most popular
classes, including Creating and Delivering a Business Case at Boeing, MATLAB,
Aircraft Configuration Design and Boeing
Finance Overview for Engineers.
•;A total of 46 Book Clubs with new titles
and some titles back by popular demand
•;A total of 36 new Boeing Education
Network (BEN) events on Thursdays
at 11 a.m.
o Of those, 12 are technical
presentations on new and
o Six BEN presentations are on
composite topics including Efficient
Composite Manufacturing and
Crash and Impact Behavior
o Another 12 are new professional/
business and career development
o Six presentations cover ‘Big Picture’
topics, including 787 and 777X
Career transition classes and individual career
coaching are also available.
When you see a class title you want, no matter
when it is next year, add it to your “Watched
Events” under My Ed Wells. When the class
opens for enrollment, you’ll automatically be
EWP will be offering more than 500 training
events designed for SPEEA-represented employees to grow their careers. Be ready to take advantage of the opportunities available to you.
SEATTLE – About two dozen SPEEA mem- bers who worked a portion of the year in Seattle are receiving an increase in accrued
sick leave hours.
SPEEA caught a mistake in the Boeing process
associated with the implementation of the city’s
mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. Only
certain accrual/usage patterns resulted in the
shortage; hence, the impact was limited to a
small percentage of those working in Seattle.
Adjustments range from two to 25 hours of additional sick leave. Boeing has adjusted its system
to account for employees working portions of
time in Seattle.
survey helps drive
EVERETT – With nearly 2,000 respons- es to a SPEEA parking survey, Council Reps are sharing members’ concerns with
Everett site leaders. Lack of parking has been
an ongoing problem, made worse due to 777X
SPEEA Everett Council Reps shared survey
results at the Everett Roundtable, which is
a regular meeting with Everett site leaders,
Human Resources representatives and SPEEA
Council Reps and activists. Based on the survey results, the SPEEA leaders recommend
improvements targeting shuttle buses and
biking, for example.
Approval by a federal court is still pending on a tentative settlement reached in the Boeing early retiree medical and bridge
Pursuant to the terms of the court-ordered mediation process, the specific terms of the settlement
About the lawsuit
In 2005, Boeing sold its Wichita commercial
division to Spirit AeroSystems. SPEEA filed the
initial lawsuit to remedy the eligible employees’ early retiree medical and pension benefits,
which were denied. The contracts included up to
a six-year ‘bridge’ to gain early retirement benefits starting age 55. To be eligible, the laid-off
employees had to be at least 49, with 10 years