Letter to Our Peers - We Have Increased Our Potential to Make Positive Change
Dear Seal Beach Co-Workers,
By coming together collectively, we have increased our potential to make positive changes.
As proof, since we launched CREATE, Boeing has:
Re-instated the overtime premium rate of straight pay + $6.50
Promised minimal changes to our health care plans/costs in 2020
Provided a 2% salary adjustment for some - not all
Indicated management re-structuring is complete
Provided some flexibility around work schedules for some – not all
Released a video stating Customer Support work is staying at Seal Beach
Promised to help with career development and managing student debt
Increased management visibility, including roundtable discussions
These changes tie directly to us having conversations with hundreds of our peers on their top concerns.
What we want
We want Boeing to succeed. We also want Boeing to respect and embrace our skills, experience and input. Our priority is to have a voice in our workplace and negotiate a contract. We want to improve morale by solving workplace issues together and knowing where we stand in terms of benefits, compensation, job security and working conditions.
We need a contract to guarantee changes
While these promises are steps in the right direction, more is needed. We had no input, and we have nothing to guarantee these promises will not change. Boeing made these changes only after we showed a high level of interest in uniting as our union, CREATE. Without a contract, we know there are no guarantees.
Let’s work together!
Our union, CREATE, was started by us, the employees of Seal Beach. CREATE is growing, with more Seal Beach co-workers signing confidential authorization cards every day. For those who have taken our survey and signed an authorization card, we thank you. We encourage you to stay involved and continue to build our union.
Together, we are creating a better future.
California Region Engineers & Technical Employees (CREATE)
To download this letter as a pdf file, click here.
To view a copy of management’s letter, click here.