engineers http://kplu.org en Did the Boeing engineers' strike of 2000 succeed in the long run? http://kplu.org/post/did-boeing-engineers-strike-2000-succeed-long-run <p></p><p>When Boeing engineers and technicians walked off the job 13 years ago, they said it wasn’t just for more money. They wanted to improve the culture of the company and chart a new course for organized labor. Did they succeed?</p><p>At first blush, it looked like a resounding success. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, had won a contract with everything they had asked for. Executive Director Charlie Bofferding was triumphant in an interview with KING 5.</p><p>“We’re interacting now based on power and respect, and that’s where we want to be,” Bofferding said.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7528 at http://kplu.org Did the Boeing engineers' strike of 2000 succeed in the long run? Boeing engineers' strike in 2000 casts shadow over current talks http://kplu.org/post/boeing-engineers-strike-2000-casts-shadow-over-current-talks <p></p><p>Boeing engineers and the company are supposed to meet with a federal mediator today – but union leaders say the two sides are still far apart. Looming over the negotiations is a memory that's 13 years old, but still fresh for many.</p><p>In early 2000, Boeing engineers and technicians did what nobody expected them to do – walk off the job and stay off.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7520 at http://kplu.org Boeing engineers' strike in 2000 casts shadow over current talks Boeing engineers file labor complaint; talks off to a rough start http://kplu.org/post/boeing-engineers-file-labor-complaint-talks-rough-start <p></p><p>The union representing Boeing engineers and technicians has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the company, charging that Boeing is trying to muzzle its union members as contract negotiations heat up.</p><p>The complaint filed yesterday with the National Labor Relations Board in Seattle says Boeing has threatened union members with discipline if they speak to each other about wages, hours and working conditions.</p><p>Boeing spokesman Tim Healy said the company hadn't yet seen the complaint, but he disputed the union's claim, saying no one from Boeing told employees not to discuss working conditions or wages with each other.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:35:58 +0000 Ashley Gross 6070 at http://kplu.org Boeing engineers file labor complaint; talks off to a rough start