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: NTSB on 787 Certification; SPEEA countdown

NTSB on 787 Certification: There were a number of small but important news items to come out of the press briefing Thursday from the National Transportation Safety Board were several references to examining the certification involving the batteries… 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

Boeing employee messages: from CEO and from SPEEA

The week ended with the entire Boeing employee group getting a message from corporate CEO Jim McNerney concerning the grounding of the 787; and a message to company engineers from the union, SPEEA, outlining the preparations for a… Read More

Reflections of a whirl-wind week in the news cycle

This is one of those moments where jet-lag induced sleep patterns give us a moment to catch our breath. What a week it’s been in the news cycle. We came to Europe on routine business and from the… 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

SPEEA negotiators recommend member rejection of Boeing contract offer

So much for being encouraged.  SPEEA’s press release: Boeing rejects SPEEA offer, escalating conflict SEATTLE – In a move that escalates its mounting problems, The Boeing Company today (Jan. 17) rejected union offers to extend existing contracts and… Read More

Boeing presents best and final offer in SPEEA contract talks

It’s in: Boeing’s Best and Final. Boeing concedes on medical, it says, but still wants pension relief for new employees. Says it will roll forward the current contract. The press release sounds like it pretty much accepts the… Read More