T E A
T i m e s
August 16 2007
1. August and September Meeting Schedule
August 27 Wastewater Supervisor's Contract Vote August 28 Grievance Committee September 5 Board Meeting, 12-1, KSC 4G September 12 Board Meeting, 12-1, KSC 4G September 13 Council of Reps Meeting, 12-1, 8J September 18 Candidate Forum, TBA September 25 Grievance Committee September 26 Annual Membership Meeting, 12-1, KSC Rm 7044/7045
2. Transit Supervisor's Contract Vote Results
The Transit Supervisor Bargaining Unit voted 9-0 on August 16th to accept King County's amended contract proposal.
3. Nominating Committee Members Approved
Volunteers for the Nominating Committee were requested in the August 3rd TEA Times. Several volunteers stepped forward to serve this important function. At the Board meeting on August 8th, the following members of the Nominating Committee were approved:
4. Call for Candidates for Board Elections
In accordance with the Bylaws, Board elections are held at the Annual Meeting in September. The Board has set the date for the 2007 Annual Meeting on September 26th. This year, the following officer positions are open for election:
Position descriptions (roles and responsibilities) and election rules are available in the TEA Bylaws which are posted on the TEA website. If you are interested in running for one of the open Board positions, or if you want to nominate a co-worker, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee (Duc Dang, Gary Ikeda, Roberta Kelly, Don Marable, Eric Mandel or Committee Chair, Roger Browne). The nomination process will close 15 work days before the Annual Meeting: September 5th at 4pm. Candidates will then have an option to post a candidate statement in the TEA Times and attend a candidate forum prior to the Annual Meeting. Ballots will be distributed at least 5 work days prior to the Annual Meeting. Volunteers at the Annual Meeting will tally the ballots.
If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact TEA Secretary Ken Madden.
5. Transit Staff Contract Certified for Arbitration
The Transit Staff Contract negotiation was certified for Arbitration on July 31, 2007. Copies of the certification letter were distributed at the August 15th monthly TEA meeting. Copies are also available from the TEA Secretary. The next step in the Arbitration process is for both sides to select an Arbitrator and solicit information (such as wage data) to be presented during the Arbitration. The dates for the Arbitration Hearing will depend on the schedule and availability of the Arbitrator. TEA anticipates the Arbitration process may take 4-6 months to complete. The Transit Bargaining Team will keep you posted as the Arbitration process progresses.
TEA members may want to familiarize themselves with recent changes to the PERS rules that were approved in the recent 2007 Legislative session. Here is a link to the State's web page.
The Design & Construction Section has posted the following position:
Leave Donation Request
Casey Plank, Education Outreach Coordinator with Community Relations in Wastewater is in need of leave donations. Please use King County's Leave Donation form and return it to Jennifer Tawatao to assist in routing for signature approval.
7. Classified Ads
TEA members can post classified ads for free. Send classified ads to the, TEA Secretary, email@example.com
Roger Browne, President
Ade Franklin, Vice President
Ken Madden, Secretary
Keven Sandquist, Treasurer
Eric Davison, Wastewater Bargaining Chair
Dave Crippen, Transit Bargaining Chair
John Phillips, Council of Reps. Chair