T E A
T i m e s
November 5, 2002
November Meeting Schedule
|Nov. 5||TEA Business Meeting, 12-1pm, KSC 5F|
|Nov. 7||Contract Negotiating Session, 9-4pm, WTD / KC|
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|Nov. 12||Contract Mediation Session, 9-4pm, Transit / KC|
|Nov. 12||Council of Work Group Representatives, 12-1 pm Elliott Bay Bookstore Café|
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|Nov. 18||Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm|
|Nov. 19||Contract Negotiating Session, 9-4pm, WTD / KC|
|Nov. 20||TEA Monthly Meeting, 12-1pm, Elliott Bay Bookstore Café|
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|Nov. 25||Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm|
|Nov. 26||TEA Business Meeting, 12-1pm, KSC 5F|
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
In accordance with Article XII, Amendments and Revisions, the following Amendments to the TEA Bylaws have been proposed and will be voted on by the TEA membership at the monthly meeting on November 20th. Note: the language proposed to be deleted is crossed out and the proposed new wording is underlined:
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI (Privileges/Obligation), Section B - (Council) to add a new sentence that reads:
The Council of Representatives shall be composed of at least one representative from each work group represented by TEA.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section B, 1b. (Privileges) to read as follows:
Special Meeting Call Meetings - The Council shall meet on a regular basis and shall have the right to call a Special Meeting according to Article VIII, Section C.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section B, 2a (Obligations - Attendance) as follows:
Attendance - Each member of the Council shall attend every Annual and Regular TEA Meeting, in addition to the Regular or Special Meetings held by the Council. If unable to attend a meeting, that Representative will appoint a substitute from its work group to attend the meeting in his/her place. The designated substitute shall have all full privileges and obligations given the Representative.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section B, 2d (Absentee Votes) as follows:
Absentee or Proxy Votes - Each Representative will be responsible for the delivery of each absentee or proxy vote entrusted to its care by a member of its work group, to carry and deliver such votes to the appropriate election according to Article IX, Section C.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section B, to add a new subsection #3 (Chairperson) as follows:
The Chairperson shall discharge on behalf of the TEA such duties as may be imposed upon him/her by the President, Board, these Bylaws or by applicable law including, but not limited to, the following:
- Chair the Council.
- Identify and maintain a list of all work group representatives.
- Communicate TEA and Council information and issues to the Board and Council;
- Represent the Council at Board meetings.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section B, to add a new subsection #4 (Election/Term of Office of Chairperson) as follows:
- Election/Term of Office of Chairperson
- The Chairperson shall serve a one-year term and shall be elected by the Council at a Regular or Special Meeting.
- Nominations will be solicited from the Council and shall be posted to the Council at least ten (10) days prior to the election.
- Election will be by show of hands at a Regular or Special Council Meeting.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section D (President), 1e (Chair) as follows:
- Chair - The President shall serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee and
on the Political Action Committee. The President shall also be a member ex-officio of all Committees.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section G (Secretary) 1e as follows:
accurate minutes meeting summaries of each Regular, Special and Annual TEA meeting of the TEA and of the Board. Each meeting minutes summary shall be signed and dated by the Secretary.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section G (Secretary) 1f as follows:
Read the meeting minutes from the previous meeting at each Annual and Regular meeting of the TEA. Post meeting summaries for Regular, Special and Annual meetings on the TEA web site within one week after such meeting.
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section G (Secretary) 1h as follows:
h. Serve as Chairperson of the
Nominating Communications Committee."
PROPOSED ACTION: Modify Article VI, Section H (Treasurer), delete g which reads:
g. Serve as Chairperson of the Communication Committee."
The TEA Bylaws are posted on the TEA website: www.teaseattle.org
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