Joint Workforce a forum
for workplace issues
The SPEEA-Boeing Prof and Tech con- tracts give SPEEA members a voice regarding issues in the workplace.
Letter of Understanding (LOU) 6 in both
the Prof and Tech contracts establish a Joint
Workforce Committee to “discuss and provide
relevant, necessary information on a variety of
workforce-related subjects, such as skills management, the Performance Management process,
employment forecasts, current and future business
and its influence on staffing strategies, the job posting and transfer process, workforce education and
new skills development training related to future
skills and competencies.”
At the committee meetings, SPEEA members
talk with Boeing vice presidents, directors,
managers and global staffing representatives for
engineers and technical workers at the SPEEA
Everett and Tukwila halls.
Examples of past discussion topics include voluntary layoff, work movement and the contractual
limits on non-Boeing labor (i.e. contractors).
Seven SPEEA members serve on the commit-
• Noel Cabanday (Everett)
tee along with SPEEA Contract Administrators
(CA) Frank Guglielmo and Sean Leonard who
also monitor Boeing-SPEEA layoff data to ensure
• Joel Funfar (Plant II, Seattle)
• Suzanne Kamiya (Everett)
• Brent McFarlane (Everett)
• Judy Mogan (Auburn)
• Ryan Rule (Plant II, Seattle)
• Bob Wilkerson (Renton)
Have a question or concern to share with SPEEA
for the Joint Workforce team? Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. SPEEA members of
the Joint Workforce Committee are also available
to come to a lunchtime meeting in your area.
SPEEA-Boeing Prof and Tech contracts
accept new contract
SPOKANE, Wash. – Machinists at Triumph Composite Systems voted Wednesday (June 22) to accept a new
contract by 82 percent, ending the 43-day
“In our 43 days on the line, we were able to
get Triumph to move on every major issue,”
wrote Jon Holden, IAM 751 president and
directing business representative for Local 86
at Triumph Composite Systems, in a letter to
members. “We gained important improvements over the Company’s offer on May 5th.
You should be very proud of the contract
which 82 percent of our members ratified
because your unity made it happen.”
Most workers were expected to return to
work Monday, June 27, but have until July
6 to return. Temporary replacement workers hired by Triumph were to be out of the
workplace by first shift on June 27.
Hiking, golfing and
BBQ in the Puget Sound
Whether you’re a hiker, a golfer, or just want to meet fellow Boeing engineers and technical workers, plan to join us
for one or more of the following SPEEA summer events.
Saturday, July 23 at 8 a.m.
Ira Spring Trail – Mason Lake in Snoqualmie Pass
This is a 6. 5 mile (round-trip) hike on the Ira
Spring Trail, east of North Bend, Wash. Snacks
and parking pass provided by the SPEEA New
Hire Committee. To sign up – email speea@
speea.org with your contact information. Carpool
meet-up at South Bellevue Park and Ride.
Saturday, July 30 at 8 a.m.
(shotgun start/best ball scramble)
Harbour Pointe Golf Club
in Mukilteo, Wash.
Compete for prizes in the Northwest
Membership Activities Committee golf tournament. Registration is $70 per person and
includes greens fees, cart and food. Family and
friends are welcome – with at least one SPEEA
member per foursome. Register online here or
go to the online calendar at www.speea.org to
get the link and see more details.
Join the New Hire Committee for a free BBQ at
Golden Gardens, a beachfront park in Ballard,
Sunday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Food is provided by SPEEA. Family and friends welcome.
Sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Amusement park rides and comedian in Wichita
Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per show – either time
Live at 215/ The Loony Bin
See award-winning comedian Mike Baldwin at
either show time. SPEEA discount tickets are $5
per show. Purchase tickets (cash only) at SPEEA
Wichita by Friday, Aug. 19. To attend, you must
be at least 21 years old. The event is hosted by
the Midwest Membership Activities Committee
Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All Star Adventures, 1010 N. Webb Rd.
Purchase tickets by Aug. 3
The Midwest Membership Activities Committee
is offering discount tickets ($8 each) for miniature
golf, go-karts, bumper cars, rookie go-karts and
bumper boats. In addition, SPEEA will provide
tokens for amusement rides, arcade and redemption games, driving range and batting cages.
Buy your tickets at the SPEEA Wichita office by
Wednesday, Aug. 3. This event is for members
and their immediate families.
The SPEEA – Boeing Joint Workforce Committee shares information at SPEEA headquarters.