T E A
T i m e s
October 10, 2003
October Meeting Schedule
Agenda for October 15 Regular TEA Meeting
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.
TEA members can post classified ads for free. Send classified ads to Patty Overby, TEA Secretary at (email@example.com)
Ken Madden, President