The inside track – a seat
on the Joint Policy Board
If you’re in the SPEEA Technical bargain- ing unit in Puget Sound, and would like to become more involved with Ed Wells
Partnership (EWP), consider applying for the
vacancy on the Joint Policy Board (JPB).
The term begins in January 2017 and continues through January 2019. Deadline to apply is
Friday, Dec. 2.
The Joint Policy Board includes both SPEEA and
Boeing leaders and bargaining unit members.
They provide overall governance of EWP and
approve funding for EWP activities.
• Represent the skill and career development
needs of the Technical Unit employees
• Attend the quarterly JPB meetings and
others as requested (charge line provided)
• SPEEA member of good standing in the
Puget Sound Technical Unit
• Familiar with the mission,
products and services of EWP
• Experience promoting technical
excellence and working together
between SPEEA and Boeing
• Available to participate in
meetings as scheduled
• Experience in EWP programs as a student,
instructor, facilitator or EWP Ambassador
• Indicate how you meet the
• Provide a description of what you
would like to accomplish through
involvement on this Board
Email both to Robin Fleming at robinf@speea.
org by close of business, Friday, Dec. 2.
Questions? Contact Maria Nelson, EWP SPEEA
Technical Unit vacancy
host holiday fun
SPEEA’s Membership Activities Committees in the Northwest and Midwest are busy preparing to make spirits bright this holiday for members and their families.
Photos with Santa – Join Santa and his helpers at
the Puget Sound SPEEA halls for free holiday
photos. SPEEA takes the photos and distributes
them by email. Feel free to bring your own camera as well.
•;Saturday, Dec. 3 - SPEEA Everett
•;Saturday, Dec. 10 - SPEEA Tukwila
Members, their families and pets* are invited to
drop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (*pets welcome
from noon to 2 p.m. only). Refreshments provided,
too! Food bank donations accepted at both halls.
Holiday lights at Botanica – Enjoy the holiday lights
at Botanica, Wichita’s botanical garden, from
Nov. 26 to Dec. 31, with free tickets (provided
by the Midwest MAC). The tickets are limited
to two per member while supplies last.
Pick up your tickets at the SPEEA office starting
Nov. 22 (no RSVPs).
The Illuminations exhibit is open every day from
5:30 - 8:30 p.m., except Dec. 24 and 25. With
more than one million lights and themed displays, this is an attraction you won’t want to miss.
Bowling with Santa - The MW Membership
Activities Committee welcomes Santa to the
Derby Bowl for free bowling and refreshments
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10.
Sign up by emailing
include the names/ages of members’ guests who
are 12 and younger.
The limits to overtime (extended work week) recently announced at The Boeing Company do not apply to SPEEA
Professional and Technical workers.
In the SPEEA Prof and Tech contracts, overtime
pay is guaranteed and protected. The overtime provisions are in article 11.2 of the SPEEA contracts.
SPEEA contracts also protect workers from
excessive overtime. This is covered by Letter
of Understanding (LOU) 22 in both the
Professional and Technical contracts.
If you have questions, your Council Rep can help.