It’s Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, and we are at SPEEA headquarters to watch the ballot counting on the contract vote offered by Boeing. It’s 6:25pm and it’s too soon to spot a trend. However, as we watched the… Read More
Airbus may drop Lithium batteries: Bloomberg reports that Airbus may drop lithium ion batteries from the A350 in the wake of the problems encountered by Boeing. Reuters has this report. A switch to standard batteries would delay the… Read More
SPEEA, the Boeing engineers’ union, posted a YouTube video this afternoon explaining why negotiators are recommending rejection of Boeing’s contract offer and why they are seeking a strike authorization vote. If members side with the negotiators, SPEEA vows… Read More
SPEEA @speea @speea Tech Bargaining Unit Council votes UNANIMOUSLY to recommend that the membership REJECT Boeing’s contract offer. Expand 13m SPEEA @speea @speea Tech Bargaining Unit Council votes UNANIMOUSLY to submit strike authorization ballot to the membership. Tweets… Read More
A couple of quick links before we head home: SPEEA defers vote: This is a surprise to us. FAA battery approval process: Reuters has this story about the FAA approval process for the battery on the Boeing 787.
787 Update: The Wall Street Journal has this lengthy article on the twin-investigations of the US and Japanese authorities into the Boeing 787 incidents. (Subscription required.) Bloomberg News this long article profiling Boeing CEO Jim McNerney’s oversight of… Read More
For a few short moments we thought there were offers close enough to be reasonable middle ground to head off a strike between Boeing and its engineers’ union, SPEEA. We’re looking at this from afar, figuratively and literally–we’re… Read More