Local 2001, AFL-CIO, CLC
OF PROFESSIONAL AND
Election details online for SPEEA
president, treasurer, secretary
SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 will conduct elections for president, treasurer and sec- retary who serve on the Executive Board.
Petitions with a minimum number of members’
signatures and candidate information/statements
will be due at the end of January. Members from
any bargaining unit in any state may run if they
are eligible. For details, see the election information guide at www.speea.org.
Ballots will be mailed to the homes of all who
are SPEEA members in good standing.
2018 election timeline
• Jan. 10 - earliest date to turn in a petition
• Jan. 24 - deadline to turn in a petition
• Jan. 29 - candidate statements due
• Feb. 28 - ballots mailed to all members’ homes
• March 14 - ballots counted
• March 28 - newly elected officers begin
The Executive Board is the member-elected
leadership body of SPEEA. Executive Board
members are responsible for preparing the
annual budget, monitoring expenses and administering the affairs of SPEEA according to the
constitution, bylaws and policies established
by the membership and the union Councils.
The board is comprised of three officers and
four regional vice presidents. Board members
serve two-year terms. Union-wide elections are
held annually, alternating between officer and
regional vice president elections.
The Executive Board:
• Oversees SPEEA’s budget and authorizes
expenses such as travel and time-charging.
• Manages SPEEA’s assets, funds and
• Serves as the interim negotiations team
for any SPEEA bargaining unit.
• Represents SPEEA in high-level interface
with bargaining units’ employers and
• Appoints members to represent SPEEA
on committees such as local/state labor
councils, joint committees with company
leaders and Ed Wells Partnership Joint
Policy Board with Boeing leaders.
Details on the duties and responsibilities of the
Executive Board can be found in SPEEA’s governing documents. Look for the SPEEA Constitution
and the Executive Board Policy and Procedure
Manual online at www.speea.org. The links
are under the drop-down menu for Contact
Us/Executive Board and Councils/Governing
Letters to editor policy
SPEEA welcomes members’ letters to the ditor that address issues. Letters should be 250 words or less and may be edited
for publication. Letters should avoid personal
attacks. Not all letters can be printed. Send your
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org - include your daytime
for children of
Thanks to member contributions over the years, SPEEA’s Holiday Outreach can help bring a little holiday cheer to
families of laid-off members.
SPEEA sends a letter to laid-off members who
have children up to 18 years old in both the
Northwest and Midwest. SPEEA provides gifts
or gift cards along with a gift card for groceries.
Year-round, SPEEA Cares Fund helps represented employees with emergency assistance. The
fund pays up to $500 for a one-time only bill
related to housing or utilities. SPEEA staff forward eligible requests to the Puget Sound Labor
Agency (PSLA). This tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization arranges for direct payment
of the bill to the appropriate creditor or utility.
To find out more, including how to donate to
Holiday Outreach and SPEEA Cares funds, contact email@example.com.
Join SPEEA for holiday fun
SPEEA members and their families are welcome to take part in Membership
Activities Committees (MAC)
Photos with Santa – Drop
by either SPEEA Puget Sound
hall to see Santa. SPEEA will
take photos and email them to
you. Feel free to bring your
own camera for your family’s
• Saturday, Dec. 2 -
• Saturday, Dec. 9 -
Santa will be there from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Pets are invited
from noon to 2 p.m. only.
Refreshments provided. Food
bank donations welcome at both halls.
Bowling with Santa – The
bowling and refreshments are
• Saturday, Dec. 9 - 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. - Derby Bowl
Holiday light display –
Members in Wichita can get
two free tickets to the holiday light display at Botanica,
Wichita’s botanical garden,
through Dec. 31.
Pick up your tickets at the
SPEEA office (no RSVPs).
The supply is limited.
The Illuminations exhibit is
open every day from 5:30 -
8:30 p.m., except Dec. 24-25.
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‘Out and Equal’ summit gives insights into issues................... 5
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Wichita members can apply for joint committees .................. 5
Former members help peers with the ‘now what’ after layoff 6
New VP an advocate for younger members ............................ 7
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Santa is shown here in Wichita.