Message to Employees
***This message is being sent from the Boeing Negotiations team to all SPEEA-represented employees and their managers.***
Nov. 21, 2012
SPEEA responds to Boeing's proposals
Today we listened as SPEEA reacted to the company's new proposals presented on Tuesday. SPEEA also issued an economic counter-proposal of its own.
SPEEA proposed wage increases for both the professional and technical units of 6 percent a year for three years, with guaranteed minimum increases of 4 percent.
Boeing presented an economic offer on Tuesday that was significantly improved from our initial offer made in mid-September. Our new offer included annual wage increases of 4.5 percent, 4 percent, 4.5 percent and 4 percent for professional engineers over four years. The proposal for technical workers was 3.5 percent, 3 percent, 3.5 percent and 3 percent over the four years. Our proposed minimum salary increase was 1.5 percent for both units.
We are now reviewing SPEEA's counter-proposal in preparation for negotiating sessions scheduled for next week, beginning on Tuesday.
The union also asked how R-74, the new law legalizing same sex marriage in Washington State, would impact pension benefits. Boeing is taking a closer look at how R-74 might impact company policies once it takes effect in December.
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