T E A
T i m e s
June 2 2009
1. Wastewater Mediation
Mediation scheduled for 6/2 for the Wastewater Staff contract was cancelled by the County.
Teamsters 117 and a small group of employees in the Wastewater Project Control & Contract Management work group have filed a petition with the State (PERC) to change representation from TEA to Teamsters. As a result of this petition, King County cancelled the June 2nd mediation session.
This action by a small group of individuals in collusion with the Teamsters threatens to delay Wastewater contract negotiations and the release of COLA until the legal issues are resolved.
2. Political Action
The TEA Political Action Committee has recommended, and the TEA Board approved, a contribution to King County Councilmen Larry Phillips. As a result, TEA members are invited to join Councilmember Phillips and celebrate at his annual Salmon Bake gathering on Saturday, June 6th from 1-4pm at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park.
3. Transit Members - Medical Benefit Spouse Access Fee
Did King County withhold money from your retro check for the Medical Benefit Spouse Access Fee for 2007 and 2008? If so, TEA needs to hear from you. TEA has filed a class grievance based on King County's withholding of wages and we need to confirm who should be included in the class. Please contact Ken Madden to confirm that your name is on the class list.
TEA members can post classified ads for free.
5. TEA Meeting Schedule
June 3 - TEA Board Meeting, KSC 4G, 12-1 June 10 - TEA Board Meeting, KSC 4G, 12-1 June 11 - Council of Reps, KSC 8J, 12-1 June 17 - TEA Monthly Member Meeting, 12-1, KSC, 603/604 June 23 - TEA Grievance Committee Meeting
Roger Browne, President Adé 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