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Counting under way of SPEEA vote on Boeing contract

Richard Duncan, an engineer at the Boeing Everett plant, was part of a crew of union members opening ballots to be verified at the the SPEEA headquarters in Tukwila Monday afternoon. The count was to begin at 5 p.m., with the final results to be posted on the SPEEA website sometime Monday night. - Dean A. Radford/Renton Reporter
Richard Duncan, an engineer at the Boeing Everett plant, was part of a crew of union members opening ballots to be verified at the the SPEEA headquarters in Tukwila Monday afternoon. The count was to begin at 5 p.m., with the final results to be posted on the SPEEA website sometime Monday night.
— image credit: Dean A. Radford/Renton Reporter

The results are expected sometime tonight as some 23,000 members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) were voting on a new contract with Boeing.

The results will be posted on SPEEA's website with the tabulating is done.

The union leadership had recommended a no vote. Negotiations were already scheduled to resume Tuesday, regardless of the vote outcome. The leadership wants a strong no vote to show Boeing that its membership is behind it in the negotiations, say union leaders.

The counting began at about 5 p.m. Monday at SPEEA's heaquarters in Tukwila. SPEEA represents Boeing engineers and techical workers in the Puget Sound region.

 

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