SPEEA considers next step for tech workers' contract
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace already has reached out to federal mediators to request the scheduling of a new round of contract talks, the union said Wednesday.
Tuesday evening, SPEEA technical workers rejected Boeing's latest contract offer by a margin of 3,203 to 2,868. The technical workers also gave the OK for SPEEA negotiators to call a strike if necessary.
The 15,500 Boeing engineers also represented by SPEEA voted Tuesday to accept their contract by a margin of 6,483 to 5,514. SPEEA negotiates for both groups at the same time though engineers and technical workers have separate contracts.
Boeing said late Tuesday that it was "deeply disappointed" SPEEA's technical workers rejected the contract.
SPEEA said Wednesday it plans to conduct a telephone survey of technical workers to understand members' priorities as union officials gear up to resume talks with the company.
Most recent Aerospace blog posts
- Boeing’s KC-46 program has little room for more delays, says Air Force general Nov. 19
- Boeing 787 takes off to test new eco tech Nov. 17
- 2 Boeing contract workers injured, taken to hospitals Nov. 14
- Boeing and Airbus plan to spend more on Chinese suppliers Nov. 11
- Boeing CEO says new airplane will replace 737 by 2030 Nov. 5
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.