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July 14, 2003

Special Note:  Regular Meeting Date Changed

The date of the July monthly meeting has been changed from July 16 to July 23 in order to report-out on the status of the Wastewater Mediation Session scheduled for Friday, July 18.

July Meeting Schedule

July 15 TEA Business Meeting (King St. Center, 5F), 12-1pm
July 18 WTD Contract Mediation, 9am
July 21 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
July 22 TEA Business Meeting (King St. Center, 5F), 12-1pm
July 23 New TEA Regular Meeting (Elliott Bay Café), 12-1pm
July 28 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
July 29 TEA Business Meeting (King St. Center, 5F), 12-1pm

Ken Alver thanks TEA members

  To:  My Fellow TEA Members
From:  Ken Alver, WTD-CIP
Date:  June 10, 2003

I would like to thank all of my TEA coworkers for the overwhelming outpouring of sympathy and condolences on the recent passing of my wife, Patricia. The family is deeply touched on the compassion and caring given at this difficult time.

Your donations of remembrance will be given to the Community Food Bank, which Patricia loved to help by helping others.

I would also like to make a special thanks to my fellow workers that made donations from their sick leave accounts to assist me upon depletion of my account. Although I have just returned and have only heard that donations were contributed, I have not had an opportunity to identify and thank those of you individually, but do hope to be able to do so soon.

Again, Thank you all so very much.

Ken Alver

TEA President accepts position in Transit

TEA President Ken Madden has been hired to fill an Engineering position in the Civil Engineering Unit of Transit Design and Construction. The internal transfer is effective July 21.

In accordance with the TEA Bylaws, the President will continue to represent TEA members in both then Wastewater Treatment Division and Transit Design and Construction during contract negotiations.

Wastewater Productivity

The Wastewater Productivity Pilot Program for the Capital Program continues to move toward implementation.  On June 18th, Executive Sims endorsed the program in a press release.  On July 9th, WTD Manager Don Theiler presented the program details to the Water Quality Committee.  On July 22nd, Don Theiler plans to make a presentation to the Council's Labor, Operations and Technology (LOT) Committee.

Management has asked TEA to support the Capital Pilot Program at the LOT meeting.  TEA will meet with other labor union representatives on Monday, July 21st to discuss joint-union involvement at the LOT meeting.


  • Job Openings: Transit's Design and Construction Section has posted the following position, which is open internally to all Transit Division career service employees:
Designer V (Civil)
Closes: 7/14/03
Job Announcement No.: 03AB3516
  • Classified Ads: TEA members can post classified ads for free. Send classified ads to Patty Overby, TEA Secretary at (patty.overby@metrokc.gov)

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