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August 30 2007


  1. September Meeting Schedule
  2. Wastewater Supervisor's Contract Vote Results
  3. Call for Candidates for Board Elections
  4. Announcements

1. September Meeting Schedule

     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. Wastewater Supervisor's Contract Vote Results

The Wastewater Supervisor Bargaining Unit voted on an amended contract proposal on August 27th.  Three TEA members volunteered to count the ballots: Shirley Marroquin, Eric Davison and Ken Madden.

   No. of ballots distributed:  12
   No. of ballots received:      9

The results of the vote were: 3 Yes and 6 No

The amended contract proposal was rejected by the Wastewater Supervisor Bargaining Unit.

3. Call for Candidates for Board Elections

Nominations are open for the following TEA Board positions:

  • Treasurer
  • WTD Bargaining Chair
  • Transit Bargaining Chair
  • Council Chair

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 closes 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 on September 26th. 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.

4. Announcements

In an email on August 21st, Ron Sims notified all King County employees that the County would comply with a Public Disclosure Request from the Seattle Times for personal information on all King County employees. Many employees and several unions voiced objections to the County's plan and their 11th hour notification to employees. Legal action was also taken to halt the release of employee personal data. On August 27, attorneys with ATU 587 (with legal support from other unions) argued successfully for a temporary restraining order to prevent the release of personal information to the Times. Copies of the ATU 587 announcement can be found on area bulletin boards for your review.

TEA Board

      Roger Browne, President
      Adé 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