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See online calendar for details/RSVP where you plan to attend
Women’s Advocacy Committee –
Self Defense Seminar
Saturday, March 5 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPEEA Everett - free
SPEEA Hockey Night
Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Everett Silvertips
Friday, March 11 - 7:35 p.m.
Sho Ware Center, Kent
See details (including link to purchase
tickets online only) at www.speea.org
Northwest Membership Activities Committee
St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
Free for members and their families
Saturday, March 12 - 1:30 p.m.
SPEEA Wichita office
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9
Midwest Membership Activities Committee
Rep Guest Night
SPEEA members saw their Council Reps
in action at the annual Northwest Council
Guest Night Feb. 11. Due to the size of the
crowd, SPEEA hosts the meeting offsite at the
Tukwila Teamster Hall. Members in Everett
had the option of taking a charter bus provided
by SPEEA. About 25 total guests joined the
Council, which conducted its regular business.
At the meeting, the Prof and Tech bargaining
unit Councils also met to elect members for
their contract negotiation teams. The elections
were held in case members rejected the contract
offers. Shown here are James Browne (left) designated alternate for Council Rep Evan Wipf,
and Council Rep Ernie White.
part of Prof and
With retention rating notices distrib- uted by managers this month, some may have questions related to their
SPEEA-Boeing contracts (Article 8.4 in both
Prof and Tech contracts).
Retention ratings are assigned by management to
determine the order of layoff if needed. Both the
ranking and rating are done within the same
major organization, skill code or job classification (and level if in the Tech unit).
If you want to pursue an appeal, take a closer
look at the steps and documents needed at www.
speea.org (drop-down menu for Member Tools/
Career Information/Retention). Complete the
appeal request form and submit it to SPEEA
within 30 days of receiving the notice.
You can be the
judge at state
Volunteers are needed for this year’s Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). The fair is
held at Bremerton High School Friday, April 1,
and Saturday, April 2.
For those interested in judging, training
• March 17 – webinar from 4 to 5 p.m.
• March 19 – in person, from 10 a.m.
to noon in Bremerton
• March 22 – webinar from 5 to 6 p.m.
Students from every grade (1-12) are eligible to
enter the fair, which drew 500 students last year
during the two days. Students from the lower
grades present their projects to the judges on
Friday and the upper grades present their projects
To learn more, go to wssef.org or contact the head
judge, Mike Huey, at email@example.com.
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