SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler arrives in Seattle today (June 7) for two days of events starting with an evening social to benefit Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL) from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Edgewater Hotel.
On Friday, Shuler joins younger members and officers of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, on a tour of The Boeing Company’s factory in Everett. The AFL-CIO’s second ranking officer will then attend the union’s annual convention at the Hilton Seattle Hotel in SeaTac.
Today’s “Sunset Cocktails on the Sound” social and fundraising event at the Edgewater will bring together 300 labor activists and leaders from around the region. A few tickets remain for this event. The cost is $60.
The event is organized by SPEEA in cooperation with the Martin Luther King County Labor Council (MLKCLC), the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), and WA YELL. Jay Inslee, Democratic candidate for governor, will also attend.
As the youngest elected officer in AFL-CIO history, Shuler is committed to increasing the involvement of young adults in the labor movement. She is a strong supporter of WA YELL’s mission to attract young workers, activists and the unemployed into labor and social justice movements, and to provide leadership development opportunities for them.
The largest professional aerospace labor union in the United States, SPEEA this year negotiates new contracts for more than 22,100 engineers and technical workers at Boeing plants in Washington, Oregon, Utah and California. The union will also negotiate a new contract for 750 engineers at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas.
A local of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), SPEEA represents more than 25,700 aerospace engineers, technical workers, professionals and pilots at Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas, Triumph Composite Systems, Inc., in Spokane, Wash., and BAE Systems, Inc., in Irving, Texas.