Message to Employees
***This message is being sent by the Boeing Negotiations team to all SPEEA-represented employees and their managers.***
October 2, 2012
Boeing and SPEEA resume negotiations
Boeing and your SPEEA negotiations team met today to continue negotiations.
As was previously communicated, we provided language to amend the following in our proposal:
- Maintaining the long-term disability and basic life insurance option for individuals on active military leave in excess of 3 months;
- Provided a revised hard copy of employee benefits language, consistent with our presentation, confirming that there will be no monthly paycheck contribution for dental; and
- Withdrew our proposed changes to Article 16.3 and 16.4 applying to retiree medical, thus reverting to the language that is in the current contract.
Boeing responded to your vote
We acknowledged to your bargaining team your rejection of our initial proposal. We shared our intention to listen to your bargaining team in order to understand your objections, answer your questions and consider alternatives.
SPEEA reiterated the interests reflected in the union's original June 15 proposal, requested a mutual review of the tentative agreements reached to date, and inquired about the status of data requests. The parties will be working to disposition the latter two items this week in preparation for resuming discussions in the near future.
We are interested in understanding your negotiating team's priorities and welcome the opportunity to fully engage in the bargaining process. We also acknowledged that not every remaining aspect of our first proposal is a must have, but recognize that movement on the part of both parties will be necessary to reach an agreement.
We will continue to provide updates on the progress of negotiations and encourage you to check the negotiations website on a regular basis.
Boeing Negotiations Team
Julie-Ellen Acosta, vice president, Human Resources, Commercial Airplanes
Conrad Ball, Functional Engineering director, Boeing Military Aircraft
Mark Burgess, chief engineer, Engineering, Operations & Technology
Mike Delaney, vice president, Engineering, Commercial Airplanes
Gene Woloshyn, vice president, Employee Relations, Boeing
Todd Zarfos, vice president, Engineering - Commercial Aviation Services, senior chief engineer of Support