MRO Magazine

AARP Foundation, SPEEA Plan Press Conference 10 a.m., Monday (July 11)

July 8, 2016
By Business Wire News


AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m., Monday, July 11, to make a significant announcement related to an investigation of employees laid off in 2013 by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

The press conference will take place at the SPEEA Midwest office, located in the lower part of the Parklane Shopping Center, 973 S. Glendale Street, Wichita.

Attorneys for AARP Foundation Litigation, SPEEA legal counsel and staff, along with a number of the impacted employees will attend.

AARP Foundation has been working with legal counsel for the former employees of Spirit who filed charges of age discrimination against Spirit on behalf of union-represented employees.

About AARP Foundation Litigation

AARP Foundation Litigation is a component of the AARP Foundation, which is AARP’s affiliated charity. The AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. Learn more at

About SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001

SPEEA is a professional aerospace labor union representing 2,553 employees at Spirit AeroSystems in Kansas. Overall the union represents 22,842 engineers, technical workers, professionals and pilots in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah, California and Florida. Organized in 1946, SPEEA is affiliated with the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO. Learn more at

B.J. Moore, 316-682-0262
Midwest Director
Bill Dugovich, 206-683-9857 (cell)
Communications Director