National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" - Boeing's Engineers Union to Discuss
Recent Contract and Strike Votes and Their Impact on Defense, Commercial
Aviation and Trade
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013
-- Ray Goforth, Executive Director
Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)
-- Paul Shearon, Secretary-Treasurer International Federation of Professional
and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
-- Joined by employee representatives from the engineer and technical teams
involved in negotiations and the strike vote and a Boeing pilot from that
unit's negotiation team.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A panel representing
leaders of Boeing's 26,000–member engineers' union – including the Executive
Director of SPEEA, Ray Goforth, Paul Shearon, the Secretary-Treasurer of
SPEEA's national organization, IFPTE and three employee members of the
union's bargaining teams – will discuss this week's contract and strike votes,
the impact of a possible strike by engineers and/or technical workers and the
recently started negotiations by the Boeing pilots unit of SPEEA.
With talks ongoing for more than one year, SPEEA is fighting elimination of
the defined benefit pension for new engineers and technical workers. For the
pilots, the key issues include continued outsourcing of work to contractors
and the loss of job security. SPEEA has struck twice before: a one-day walkout
in 1993, and a 40-day stoppage in 2000.
The National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m.,
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in the club's Zenger Room on the 13^th Floor of the
National Press Building, 529 14^th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
SOURCE National Press Club
Contact: Jamie Horwitz, NPC Newsmakers Committee Event Host, +1-202-549-4921,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Committee Chair,
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