WICHITA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 www.aarpfoundation.org.
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 www.speea.org.
B.J. Moore, 316-682-0262
Dugovich, 206-683-9857 (cell)