About the role
Area Reps work with Council Reps to provide a
two-way communication channel about SPEEA
and contract issues in the workplace.
Their role includes:
• Assisting with communication in their area
• Welcoming new members to the Council
• Referring employees with contractual
SPEEA meeting with Area Reps
questions, concerns or problems
Ask your Council Rep. Their signature is all that
is required to get signed up as an Area Rep. If
you’re not sure who your Council Rep is, go
online to www.speea.org (drop-down menu for
Member Tools/Find Your Council Rep).
SPEEA Area Reps (AR) in the Twin Towers at Everett are shown here with Everett Council Reps (CR) after a lunchtime
meeting on Area Rep roles and responsibilities. Back row from left: Bill Razeto, SPEEA staff, Manizheh Sedghinasab
(CR), John D. Watson (AR), Ya-Fang Lee (AR), Juan Lumbreras (AR), Laura Bair (AR), Doug Oldenburg
(AR), Rick Mochow (AR) and Rick Weiss (member). Front row: Keith Wilk (AR), Nikolas Geiselman (AR), Scott
Hargrave (AR) and John Dimas (CR). The Area Rep folders contain more information about the roles/responsibilities.
What Council Reps say
"I like having Area Reps. It’s a
good way to get people involved
in their union. It may appear to
be entry level – but it’s important – more important than
people think. Council Reps can’t
– Ernie White,
Bellevue Council Rep
“I have an Area Rep quite active
in making sure people in his
network who have questions get
responses. He brings me infor-
mation that should be brought
up the food chain. I’ve found
him to be a great asset.”
– Tom Krogel,
Kent Council Rep
Spirit salary data
WICHITA - Salary charts reflect- ing 2015 raises for the SPEEA- representedemployeesinthe Wichita
Engineering Unit ( WEU) and Wichita Technical
and Professional Unit (WTPU) at Spirit
AeroSystems are now online at www.speea.org.
SPEEA posts related charts online as a tool for
members to see how their careers are progressing
and to help them in their conversations with
Charts are also available for the Prof and Tech
bargaining units at The Boeing Company.
• WEU – the WEU straight average
increase for 2015 was 3.19%. The Spirit
WEU average salary increased from
$95,137 to $98,039 for an average
increase of $2,902 for the 792 eligible
• WTPU – the WTPU straight average
raise for 2015 was 2.79%. The Spirit
WTPU average salary increased from
$75,980 to $78,014 for an average
increase of $2,034 for the 1,615 eligible
All employees eligible for the salary exercise are
grouped by job family. No charts are printed for
employee groups having fewer than 10 employees. This is done to give a measure of confidentiality on individual salaries.
For groups with 10 or more employees, four
charts are prepared. For groups with 20 or more
employees, two additional charts (a total of six)
• Compa-Ratio – The compa-ratio is
defined as salary divided by the salary
reference table (SRT) middle value for
the job family and level.
• Upgrades/OOS - The SPEEA salary charts
online include the number and average
amount of upgrades and out-of-sequence
(OOS) increases on charts E and F.
• Access – Access is for SPEEA members
only. You will need your employee
identification number to view the charts.
Go to www.speea.org and click on the drop-down menu for Member Tools/Salary Charts.
Early/Mid-Career Financial Planning 101
Find out how to get the most from your 401(k) with SPEEA Benefits Director Matt Kempf.
Kempf will present “Early/Mid-Career Financial
Planning 101” after hours at SPEEA Puget
Sound halls this month. Dinner is provided and
space is limited.
• SPEEA Everett – Tuesday, Oct. 20 at
4:30 p.m. (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org)
• SPEEA Tukwila – Monday, Oct. 26 at 5
p.m. (RSVP: email@example.com)
This event was organized by members of the
Northwest New Hire Committee.