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August 6, 2001


Contract Bargaining Teams Announced at July Meeting

In accordance with the TEA Bylaws, the Board developed and implemented a selection process that resulted in the following contract bargaining teams presented at the July membership meeting on 7/25:

Master Agreement Team
(Issues common to both Water and Transit):

Dave Crippen, Bargaining Committee Chair
Wyatt Wood, TEA President
Alex Marin, Transit
Roger Browne, Wastewater Supervisors
Kim Kingsbury, Wastewater Staff

Transit Supervisors Contract

Dave Crippen, Bargaining Committee Chair
Wyatt Wood, TEA President
Charlie Reynolds, Alternate

Transit Staff Contract

Dave Crippen, Bargaining Committee Chair
Wyatt Wood, TEA President
Alex Marin
Marc Dallas
Paul Miller

Wastewater Supervisors Contract

Dave Crippen, Bargaining Committee Chair
Wyatt Wood, TEA President
Roger Browne
Bob Swarner
Christie Sanders-Meena

Wastewater Staff Contract

Dave Crippen, Bargaining Committee Chair
Wyatt Wood, TEA President
Kim Kingsbury
Dan Sturgill
Sharhrzad Namini
Ade Franklin
Duc Dang

Contract Bargaining Training

Bargaining Team members listed above participated in a 2-day training session (August 1 & 2) on Interest Based Bargaining, a process that the County has recommended for contract bargaining.

The following King County management representatives participated:

Judy Riley, Transit
Chris Egan, Transit
Beth Dolliver, Transit HR
Greg Edmiston, Transit HR
Maureen Welch, WTD
John Vaughn, WTD DCAM
Christie True, WTD Planning & System Development
Ann Emerson, WTD HR
Bob Railton, OHRM

Contract Bargaining: Ground Rules Meeting and Beyond

The first contract bargaining meeting is set for Thursday, Auguest 9th from 1:30 to 4:30pm. The TEA Master Agreement Team and TEA’s lawyer will attend. Weekly contract negotiations will continue on Thursday, September 13th from 9-12pm.

Annual Meeting Scheduled for September 19th

The TEA ByLaws call for an Annual Meeting every year in September. This year’s event will be held on September 19th, from 11:30 – 1:30 at the Elliott Bay Bookstore Café meeting room. The purpose of the meeting: bylaw modifications, elections, and a Celebration.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event should contact Wyatt Wood.

Elections

Three Board positions are open for nominations:
  • First Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
Each position is elected for a two year term. The duties and responsibilities for each position are fully described in the TEA Bylaws, which are available on the TEA website.

Individuals can nominate themselves or someone else who agrees to serve in the position. The nomination process closes on August 28th. Send nominations to Severne Johnson (684-1320, KSC-NR-0508).

Special TEA Meetings

Based on the need to take action on various business issues, TEA will conduct special meetings on Tuesdays from 12-1pm at the Elliott Bay Bookstore Café Conference Room. These meetings are open to all TEA members.

Voluntary Dues Authorization Cards

TEA needs financial resources during the contract bargaining process. Ever since TEA’s recognition by King County in April, the County has allowed the use of payroll deduction for union dues. Voluntary dues authorization cards have been distributed; more are available. Over 115 TEA members are now contributing via payroll deductions. Contact your TEA work group representative or any Board member for a dues authorization card.

TEA Website

Another source of news and events: www.teaseattle.org