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SPEEA to be joined by Boeing's safety, technical, standards and simulator instructors.


The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) IFPTE Local 2001 on Thursday announced that pilots and instructors in Flight Training Services have voted to join SEEPA's Airplane Manufacturing Pilots Association (AMPA) bargaining unit.

The year-long effort to join with fellow pilots concluded on Thursday, 10 May 2012, when votes were counted at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 19 office in Seattle. The tally was said to have shown approval by 81% of those voting, with 48 'Yes' and 11 'no' votes. This vote brings the membership of the expanded AMPA/SPEEA bargaining unit to 105 members.

The newest members of the bargaining unit will share the same concerns as AMPA and SPEEA about the maintenance of the quality of flight services and training in the face of Boeing's continued use of contract workers.

Responsible for all technical, safety and flight standards, along with instructing in simulators, the newest members of AMPA/SPEEA currently work mainly in Renton, Washington, and like existing AMPA members, their work includes training the pilots of airline customers on Boeing aircraft, including the 787. Union pilots are also responsible for the delivery of aircraft from Boeing factories to customers, work which takes members to training and customer facilities around the world.

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Date:May 11, 2012
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