SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Votes will be counted at SPEEA headquarters Wednesday evening to determine if new six-year contracts are accepted by 20,000 engineers and technical workers at The Boeing Company.
Union members in the Professional and Technical bargaining units have until 5 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 17) to cast their ballot and return it to SPEEA halls in Everett or Tukwila.
At play are two contracts covering separate bargaining units of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001. The Professional Unit contract covers 14,169 engineers, and the Technical Unit contract covers 6,024 technical workers. While the majority of workers are at Boeing facilities in the Puget Sound region, the contract offers also cover workers in Oregon, Utah, California and Florida.
SPEEA negotiators and the two bargaining unit councils are recommending members vote to “Accept” the agreements.
Thousands of members have attended information meetings to learn details of the offers in recent weeks in the workplace and at union halls in Tukwila and Everett. SPEEA also produced informational videos for its website that explain different elements of the tentative agreements.
The news media are welcome to attend the vote count at SPEEA headquarters in Tukwila starting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17. Counting is expected to last into the late evening.
A local of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), SPEEA represents more than 23,000 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other aerospace professionals in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, California and Florida.