SPEEA considers next step for tech workers’ contract

Boeing Co. technical workers soon will be hearing from union representatives who are determining their next steps after members rejected the company’s contract offer.

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.

More in Herald Business Journal

Snohomish County’s campaign to land the 797 takes off

Executive Dave Somers announced the formation of a task force to urge Boeing to build the plane here.

A decade after the recession, pain and fear linger

No matter how good things are now, it’s impossible to forget how the collapse affected people.

Under cloud of ethics probes, Airbus CEO Enders to step down

He leaves in 2019 after 14 years. Meanwhile, aircraft division CEO Fabrice Bregier leaves in February.

For modern women, 98-year-old rejection letters still sting

In a stark new video, female Boeing engineers break the silence about past inopportunity.

Drone’s ease piercing of NY ‘no-fly’ zone underscores risks

An Army Black Hawk helicopter suffered damage to one of its rotor blades, but was able to land safely.

Tax reform needs the public’s input on spending priorities

The GOP tax plan is a good idea, but the next step should give us a voice on how taxes are spent.

Commentary: GM, Boeing fight a war of words over Mars

Boeing is strongly signaling how crucial deep-space exploration is to its future.

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Before the buyout, 21st Century Fox will spin off the Fox network, stations and cable channels.

Angel of the Winds pays $3.4M for Everett arena naming rights

The casino replaces Xfinity as the lead sponsor for the publicly owned downtown Everett events center.

Most Read