Spirit response to SPEEA
These new allegations from SPEEA are filled with distortions and misstatements. Personal health information is certainly not used to make employment decisions.
Unfortunately SPEEA has demonstrated a habit of making baseless allegations and legal claims. For example, last year SPEEA filed several charges with the National Labor Relations Board related to Spirit’s workforce reductions, one of which it later withdrew, and the rest the Board found to have no merit whatsoever.
While terminations are always difficult, all such decisions are based on job-related non-discriminatory criteria, and Spirit has made every effort to carry them out with respect for our employees.
Last year, Spirit took workforce actions in salaried and management populations. The vast majority of affected employees accepted the company’s severance package and had the opportunity for career transition services. These actions were required to balance the workforce, reduce overhead costs, and hire hourly workers for the factory. This was done to become more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment.