Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33120 posts, RR: 85 Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1257 times:
As the earlier threads are now archived, time for a new thread.
The engineers voted in favor of a new four-year contract while the technical workers voted against it. Both parties voted to authorize a strike, however if a strike is called, the engineers cannot participate as they approved the contract and would continue to report to work.
Ray Goforth, SPEEA's executive director, said the union will ask Boeing to reconvene negotiations to come up with a contract proposal that technical workers will accept.
3DoorsDown From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1159 times:
In most cases the people I work with, engineers have a full engineering degree from an accredited university while the techs have high school, or trade school education. A lot of my co-workers have gone through a drafting program at a vocational school. Engineers make the big bucks and techs make less. This is just my area of work. There are many jobs under the tech banner and I have no idea what they have for education. The good news about Boeing is it is very easy once you get in the door to further your education if you have the drive to do so. I would go into details of why we rejected the contract, but I don't want to slam anyone on a site I know "they" read.
cornutt From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1): For those of us not in the industry, what's the difference between an engineer and a technical worker?
Basically, engineers design stuff on paper, and techs actually build stuff. There's more to it than that -- there are hands-on engineers, and techs who do drawings -- but that's the basic gist. The smart engineer knows to work with the techs, learn how they work, and collaborate with them on designs and revisions. But not all engineers are that smart. (And I say that as an engineer.)