UAW Local 1069

July 12, 2017

On July 3rd, 2017, we received notice from The Boeing Company (“Company”) of the implementation of a new job classification, “Inspector – Metrology (86A13), labor grade 13” (“Inspector-Metrology”).

The Company believes that under Article VI, Section 3 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement, certification work performed in the Cal-Cert Laboratory has “substantially changed” since the “Inspector-Cal/Cert A&B” classifications were combined into the “Inspector-Operational Support” classification in 2005.

As a result of these alleged changes, the Company not only developed a job description for the newly created Inspector – Metrology position, but also substantially altered the historical job description(s) for “Inspector – Operational Support,” as well as removing the job description(s) for “Inspector – Cal/Cert A&B.” This past Thursday, July 6, 2017, the Company posted the Inspector-Metrology position on Careers@Boeing, without establishing a meeting of the “Jobs Committee” which consists of representatives from our Local Union and The Boeing Company.

Rest assured, your Union Leadership is presently in discussions with the Company on this issue.  We have not agreed to the creation of the Inspector – Metrology position; nor have we supported any changes to current job classifications or associated job descriptions.  As of today, we are still waiting on requested information from the Company, as well as responses to stipulations we presented to the Company prior to the implementation of the Inspector – Metrology classification.

As always, we will keep you, our members, informed of any information, and progress, as it pertains to this situation.



In Solidarity,

Michael Tolassi


UAW Local 1069


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