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October 10, 2003

October Meeting Schedule

October 13 WTD Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
October 14 TEA Business Meeting (KSC, 5F), 12-1pm
October 15 Regular TEA Meeting (Elliott Bay Café), 12-1 pm
October 20  Wastewater Contract Mediation (3D&E), 10-4pm
October 21 TEA Business Meeting (KSC, 5F), 12-1pm
October 24 Wastewater Contract Mediation (2A/2B), 10-4pm
October 27 Contract Negotiating Team, 12-1pm
October 28 TEA Business Meeting (KSC, 5F), 12-1

Agenda for October 15 Regular TEA Meeting

  1. Call to Order
  2. Treasurer's Report
  3. Update on Contract Negotiations
  4. Medical Benefit Open Enrollment
  5. Grievance Process Update (Report/Discussion/Feedback)
  6. Proposed Bylaw Amendment discussion: write-in candidates for officer positions
  7. TEA Social Get Together (Discussion/Feedback)
  8. Issues for the Good of the Order

Arbitrator Chosen for Transit Interest Arbitration

TEA and the County have mutually agreed to the selection of professional arbitrator Howell Lankford as the interest arbitrator for the Transit TEA contract.  The parties are working to schedule two full weeks for the arbitration process.  The first full week is scheduled in March 2004.

Wastewater Brightwater Project Office Update

In a letter from Jack Irby dated 9/25, Wastewater management informed TEA that they intend to relocate TEA members who are working on the Brightwater project to a project field office located in Snohomish County starting in early 2004.  TEA recognizes that for some of its members this represents a major hardship.  We have informed the County by letter (with the concurrence of our legal firm) that this change in working conditions needs to be bargained in the context of a contract, and that no change can be implemented before such time.

TEA is committed to working with Wastewater management to develop a "win/win" solution that addresses WTD's business needs while providing more flexibility for staff, accommodating individual members' preferences, and furthering the employee satisfaction and retention aspect of management's "Balanced Scorecard" performance measure.  We will keep you posted on settlement discussions.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a TEA Board member.

TEA Bylaws Updated

The TEA Bylaws have been updated on the TEA website to reflect the recently approved amendments made at the September 17 Annual Meeting.

Classified Ads

TEA members can post classified ads for free.  Send classified ads to Patty Overby, TEA Secretary at (patty.overby@metrokc.gov)

  • Seeking Trumpet: Seeking to purchase a Trumpet - preferable Benge - but will consider any model. Contact Pam Elardo at 263-3699.
  • Boat for Sale: 1970 27 ft. Islander Sailboat For Sale: auto pilot; Radio VHF/CB; depth sounder; force #10 heater propane; Mark IV macerating chemical toilet; ice box; 2-burner alcohol stove; am/fm; sails include roller furl jib, main, genoa; new dodger; 10 HP Honda outboard; barbecue. $7,000. Contact Larry at (425) 228-5469.
  • House for Rent: Northgate area 2 bedroom, 2 bath, remodeled kitchen, wood burning stove. Large yard. $1,200/month, 1 year lease. Call (206) 440-0084 evenings.
  • Parabody EX 500 home exercise unit; Excellent condition, comes with installation & exercise book. $1,000. Call 263-3428 if interested.
  • Kubota AT 705 garden tractor: 2 forward and 1 reverse speed, rear tire, good condition. $700. Call 263-3428 if interested.

TEA Board:

Ken Madden, President
Elizabeth Morgan, 1st Vice President
Dave Crippen, 2nd Vice President
Eric Mandel, Treasurer
Patty Overby, Secretary