About SPEEA - IFPTE Local
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace
(SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing
more than 24,000 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals
in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The
Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Composite Systems. Members work
in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, Florida and California. Organized in 1946,
SPEEA is an affiliated local union of the International Federation of
Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).
As a professional union, we negotiate contracts and provide
representation to bargaining unit members at work. SPEEA helps employees
navigate workplace and benefit issues while advocating for and providing
workshops and classes to help members advance their careers. Our union is a
strong advocate for employee issues at work, with political leaders and in
communities where members live.
The union is governed by a member-elected Executive Board and
Council. Daily operations are handled by a professional staff directed and
managed by the Executive Director. With union headquarters in Tukwila, offices
are also maintained in Everett, Washington and Wichita, Kansas.