T E A
T i m e s
February 24 2009
1. TEA Member Meeting - Pizza Party
The February meeting was switched from 2/19 to 2/25 to accommodate the ULP testimony last week. Tomorrow's meeting (12-1pm) will be held in rooms 603/604 of the KSC and Pizza and drinks will be provided!
2. Wastewater Mediation Update
Three Mediation sessions are scheduled for March 9th, 11th and 12th. A Wastewater Bargaining Committee meeting will be scheduled prior to the first mediation session.
3. Transit Retro Update
King County is in the process of implementing the arbitration award. Transit members can view their new wage rates on PeopleSoft <http://payreps/PeopleSoft/EmpPersonal/>. All Transit members should verify their new wage rates! The County has indicated that the new rate will be reflected on the March 5th paychecks.
The County appears to be following through on their threat to withhold $35/month from our Retro for 2007, 2008 and 2009. TEA Transit members with spouses or domestic partners covered by King County medial benefits received a letter and survey from the County to be used to document the availability of spousal medical benefits each year. The letter asks employees to return the form by February 27, 2009. TEA disagrees with the County on this issue and may take legal action once the fee is withheld from TEA member's Retro checks. However, in the short term, TEA advises applicable members to fill out the form and return it as requested.
The County has further advised that retro checks should be issued by the end of March.
4. Furlough ULP
5. TEA Meeting Schedule
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