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T i m e s

September 27 2007


  1. October Meeting Schedule
  2. Annual Meeting Summary
  3. Officer Elections
  4. Announcements
  5. Classifieds

1. October Meeting Schedule

   October  3 - Board Meeting, 12-1, KSC 4G
   October 10 - Board Meeting, 12-1, KSC 4G
   October 17 - Monthly Meeting, 12-1, KSC 8th Floor Conference Center
   October 23 - Grievance Committee

2. Annual Meeting Summary

TEA held its Annual Meeting on September 26th at noon in the 7th floor conference room of KSC. Approximately 35 members attended.

TEA President Roger Browne reported that two contracts have been signed (WW Staff and Transit Supervisors) and should be before the King County Council's Labor Relations Subcommittee for approval on October 9th. Additional negotiation sessions are being scheduled for the Wastewater Supervisor contract (Supervisors have rejected contract offers on 7/3 and 8/27). Arbitrator selection is underway for the Transit Staff contract

Roger reported on a September 18th meeting he had with Teamsters Attorney Spencer Thal. TEA and the Teamsters plan to work together on a salary survey for members in the Administrative Specialist classification. The two unions will also work together on a Longevity Step for those who are "topped-out" in their classification.

The candidates for the Board were offered an opportunity to make candidate statements at the meeting prior to the close of balloting.
Other topics discussed:

Wastewater ReOrg - TEA sent a letter to the County on August 21st requesting a meeting to negotiate the decisions and impacts of the proposed reorganization. TEA's letter was in response to a letter from WW inviting TEA to negotiate "effects" of the reorg. WW Management has not scheduled this meeting.

Vision Process - Vice President Ade Franklin outlined an effort he is leading to examine the current structure of TEA and determine if changes are warranted. The full text of the kick-off announcement for this process can be found in the August 3rd TEA Times. Work group meetings to get member feedback have been conducted as ESC and SSC. Anyone can schedule a meeting for their work group by contacting Ade Franklin, John Phillips or Ken Madden.

3. Officer Elections

The President closed the voting period and the ballots were opened at the Annual Meeting on September 26th. All members in good standing were eligible to vote. TEA Treasurer Keven Sandquist provided the list of eligible voting members.

314 ballots were distributed to members. 234 votes were received, four of which were disqualified.

Vote results:
   Wastewater Bargaining Chair:
      Davison   168
      Mandel     60
      Abstain     2
   Transit Bargaining Chair:
      Williams  168
      Mandel     47
      Abstain    15
      Terry Browne (unopposed)

   Council Chair:
      John Phillips (unopposed)
The ballots were counted and voting records certified by TEA members Patty Overby, Floyd Brown, Roberta Kelley and Duc Dang.

4. Announcements

Heart walk is next Saturday, and DNRP has a team (Pavement Pounders). See Colleen Hinkle at the 5th floor Records Counter if you want to donate. Does anyone know if there is a DOT team that has TEA members?

5. Classified Ads

1994 BMW 530i for Sale --

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Gregg: 206 283-5194; gwschweers7@aol.com

TEA members can post classified ads for free.
Send classified ads to TEA Secretary <ken.madden@kingcounty.gov>

  TEA Board

Roger Browne, President
Ade Franklin, Vice President
Ken Madden, Secretary
Terry Browne, Treasurer
Eric Davison, Wastewater Bargaining Chair
Jerry Williams, Transit Bargaining Chair
John Phillips, Council of Reps. Chair