Boeing engineers, technical workers approve new, 6-year contract agreements
SEATTLE — Boeing engineers and technical workers voted Wednesday night to accept new, six-year contract agreements with the company.
The workers’ union — the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001 — said the results showed that engineers voted 6,085 to accept and 2,460 to reject. The count for the technical workers unit was 2,825 to accept and 1,030 to reject.
The union, whose executives had recommended a yes vote, said the new contracts ensure continued market-leading salaries, retirement benefit growth and a choice of comprehensive medical plans, including a no-premium plan.
“These agreements were not easy but each grew from a strong desire on both sides to find common ground and negotiate contracts that work for SPEEA members and Boeing,” said SPEEA President Ryan Rule. “It was a unique opportunity that allowed these early contract talks. We’re glad it worked.”
While the majority of workers are at Boeing facilities in the Puget Sound region, the contracts also cover workers in Oregon, Utah, California and Florida.
The agreements take effect retroactive to Feb. 11 and are in effect through Oct. 6, 2022.