SPEEA and Boeing: the next round

The Seattle Times has this story about the latest developments in the contract negotiations between SPEEA and Boeing. The Everett Herald has this story. Note the discussion of moving jobs in The Times story and note what we… Read More

Odds and Ends: GOL orders 60 MAX-8s; Qatar says GEnx engine fault delays 787s; SPEEA deal “within few weeks”

GOL Orders the MAX: Boeing and the Brazilian airline GOL announced an order for 60 737 MAXes. The press release did not specify sub-type but GOL tells us the order is for the MAX 8. Qatar’s 787s: Qatar’s… Read More

SPEEA rejects Boeing contract; negotiations commence; no strike possible till after Nov. 25

SPEEA, the engineers union for The Boeing Co., rejected the company’s proposed contract Monday by a 96% vote margin. The Seattle Times has this story. Boeing issued this statement: The SPEEA negotiations team notified Boeing that SPEEA’s membership… Read More

SPEEA rejecting Boeing contract

It’s 10pm Monday PDT and SPEEA is voting down the Boeing contract. New talks are scheduled for Tuesday.

SPEEA vote tally today, results expected late tonight

The contract offer vote count begins today at SPEEA headquarters at 5pm, with results anticipated by around 10 or 11 pm PDT. The offer by Boeing is considered by the SPEEA leadership to be so bad that it… Read More

Odds and Ends: FT on BAE-EADS; Boeing-SPEEA dispute getting ugly; Arik Air

BAE-EADS: The Financial Times of London has this analysis, from the British perspective, of the proposed merger between BAE Systems and EADS. Bloomberg News has this analytical piece. And when the merger was announced, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney… Read More

SPEEA-Boeing dispute appears headed for work slowdown

SPEEA union members are quietly gearing up for a “work-to-the-rules” approach that could amount to a work slowdown as voting begins on a contract offer by the company. SPEEA’s negotiating team recommends a “no” vote on the contract…. Read More

SPEEA to members: reject Boeing contract offer

Late Monday, SPEEA, the engineers union, issued this press release urging members to vote down a contract offer from Boeing. SEATTLE – On Monday, Sept. 17, the SPEEA Professional and Technical Bargaining Unit Councils voted to send Boeing’s… Read More

Boeing & SPEEA: shifting work brings its own hazards–and costs

Boeing & SPEEA: As we routinely do when it comes to trying to understand rhetoric of two warring parties (usually Airbus and Boeing but in this case SPEEA and Boeing), we reach out to third parties. We asked… Read More

Is Boeing Chicago misreading the SPEEA mood–as it did IAM 751 in 2008?

There have been many articles this week detailing the increasingly contentious, evolving situation in the contract negotiations between Boeing and the engineers union, SPEEA. We’ve previously written that this wasn’t going to be a love-fest. And it isn’t…. Read More