SPEEA Accepts Boeing contract

It’s over–for four years. From SPEEA: SEATTLE – Technical workers at The Boeing Company have approved a new four-year contract, putting an end to negotiations that have lasted nearly one year. Votes tallied Monday (March 18) by the Society… Read More

SPEEA contract vote results in: Split decision

Update, Feb 20: SPEEA issued corrected vote totals; see below. If negotiations fail to reach a contract for the Technical unit and they were to strike, the Professional unit cannot strike but neither can they replaced the Techies…. Read More

SPEEA-Boeing contract vote count underway-and we are there

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

SPEEA vote due tomorrow

As if the Boeing 787 problems weren’t enough of a headache for the company, the second vote by its engineers will be counted tomorrow on a contract offer. SPEEA members rejected the first contract offer from Boeing in… Read More

Airbus may drop lithium batteries from A350; BCA CEO appeals to SPEEA members

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 posts YouTube video; vows to return to table if Strike Authorization OK’d, contract rejected

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 exec council votes to reject Boeing contract, seek strike authority

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

Odds and Ends: SPEEA defers vote; FAA battery apporval

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.

Odds and Ends: 787 Update; SPEEA Council meets for membership vote; Asian caution

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

Our thoughts on the Boeing-SPEEA “Best and Final” offers

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