The comments by a representative of Boeing
Ethics occurred during a new employee
orientation meeting on August 17, according to
SPEEA. In addition to this alleged violation of
labor law, SPEEA has received numerous
complaints from employees about managers telling
them to remove and not display union material at
their personal workstation.
Employees also report finding union-related
items removed from individual work areas when
they arrive at work to start a new work day.
SPEEA is gathering additional information and
has asked members to document and report any
such conversations with managers or the removal
of items from their desks.
SPEEA is presently negotiating new contracts
with Boeing for 23,000 engineers and technical
workers, primarily in the Puget Sound region.
The union presented its full proposal to Boeing
on June 15. The company has not yet presented a
contract offer to the union. Existing contracts
expire October 6.
A local of the International Federation of
Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE),
SPEEA represents 26,560 aerospace professionals
at Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita,
Kansas, and Triumph Composite Systems, Inc. in