Seattle Corridor Partnership
SPEEA members shared a list of questions related to the work transfer from Kent
to the Developmental Center (DC) prior to the full meeting with management.
The Boeing presentation addressed those questions at the meeting last month.
The Everett Roundtable brings together Council Reps, Human Resource
Generalists (HRG) and site leadership in an effort to increase communication and cooperation. Shown here standing are Dan Nowlin, left, and Chris
Waybright, during a discussion on how Council Reps help members. The
group also heard presentations about Boeing's office space consolidation around
Puget Sound and 777X spar fabrication at the March meeting.
Auburn Leadership Team planning
At a meeting to prepare for the Auburn Leadership Team monthly meeting,
Auburn Council and Area Reps and a member met to discuss potential topics
for discussion such as concerns with staffing levels.
Aerospace Alliance scholarship winners
Congratulations to the 2017 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) scholarship winners sponsored by
SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001.
Cuong Pham – Pham is studying in the Precision Machining
Technologies (PMT) at Renton
Technical College, which prepares students for careers in
manufacturing. He hopes to
work at Boeing.
Conner Richardson –
Richardson is finishing his
associate’s degree at Green
River College and plans to earn
a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science. He would like to
become a commercial airline
SPEEA’s sponsorship supports PNAA’s commitment
to workforce development
and the growth of the Pacific
Northwest aerospace industry.
SPEEA members sit down with managers, directors and vice presidents to exchange information on a regular basis.
Many of the forums are site-specific Partnerships
through Ed Wells, a SPEEA-Boeing Prof and
Tech contract benefit.
In Wichita, Spirit AeroSystems business leaders meet quarterly with Midwest Council Reps
to discuss issues, as noted in the SPEEA-Spirit
contracts for both bargaining units.
Midwest Council Reps also meet quarterly with
Spirit CEO Tom Gentile to ask questions reflecting workplace concerns. At the most recent meeting, Gentile extended the meeting time to ensure
Council Reps’ questions were addressed.
The Labor Management Committee is getting started with members of the SPEEA Pilot/
Instructors Unit (SPIU) to discuss issues.
At Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane,
Wash., SPEEA Council Rep Tim Conley meets
biweekly with Spokane site leaders along with
SPEEA/Triumph focal Steve Spyridis, who is the
These are meetings where SPEEA has a voice
that stems from contracts and
the willingness to collaborate for
a better workplace.
• Everett Roundtable
• SPEEA-Boeing Facilities
Engineering and Technical
• Renton Partnership Forum
• Seattle Collaboration
See more about these Partnerships at
the Ed Wells website on the Boeing
In the SPEEA
Prof and Tech
– The SPEEA
contracts call for
three joint committees: Benefits,
appointed to two-year terms.
– The Wichita
members represent their bargaining unit on the Joint Collaboration
Committee. The Wichita
Technical and Professional Unit
(WTPU), members serve on the
Joint Oversight Committee.