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  1. June Monthly Membership Meeting - Wed., 6/23
  2. WW Bargaining
  3. Furlough ULP Ruling by PERC - ATU 587
  4. Announcements
  5. Meetings & Events Calendar

1. June Monthly Membership Meeting

The June member meeting has been rescheduled for Wed., 6/23, from 12-1 in KSC 603/604

Meeting Agenda
-  Call to Order
-  Bargaining Updates
-  Treasurer's Report
-  Report by Chair of the Council of Representatives
-  Additional agenda items from the floor

2. WW Bargaining

WW Staff Bargaining
The Wastewater Staff Bargaining Team met with King County on June 3rd. At this meeting TEA and King County agreed to delay bargaining until September. At this time, King County was unable to identify any new items for bargaining. They are working with the new labor relations director and the King County Council to identify "bargaining parameters." The County negotiator thought that he would have a better sense of what would be on the bargaining table in September.

In the meantime, we passed along a revised list of certifications for review and thought we could work directly with WTD management and HR on the revised list of certifications. Other bargaining items will be held until September when negotiations will recommence. The next Wastewater Staff Negotiating Committee Meeting is July 1, noon, 5C

WW Supervisors Bargaining
The meeting scheduled for June 11th was cancelled by WTD. No new date has been set. Thanks to Bill Wilbert for coming in on his day off for the meeting.

3. Furlough ULP Ruling by PERC - ATU 587

On May 19th, the full PERC Commission ruled in favor of ATU 587 (Transit Drivers, Mechanics, others) and rejected King County's appeal of an earlier ULP ruling by a PERC Hearings Examiner. As a result, 65 members of ATU 587 that were furloughed for 10 days in 2009 will receive back pay and benefits.

The basis of TEA's Furlough ULP was substantially similar to ATU 587's and the initial ruling on both ULP's was the same. King County chose to appeal both rulings and has lost their appeal on the ATU case. The expectation is that King County will lose their appeal of the TEA Furlough ULP as well.

While WW Staff settled the effects of the Furlough as part of their recent contract negotiation and ratification, the WW Supervisors and Transit Staff are still covered by the pending ULP ruling by the full PERC Commission.

4. Announcements

Congratulations to Ade Franklin and his family!
August Tamir Franklin was born at 12:02 am on May 27th, 19.06 inches long, 7 pounds, 3.2 ounces.

5. Meetings and Events Calendar

June 17  —  TEA Council of Reps Meeting, South Plant, Santler Bldg., 12-1
June 22  —  TEA Grievance Committee
June 23  —  TEA Monthly Member Meeting, 12-1 in KSC 603/604 (rescheduled from 6/16)

TEA Board

Roger Browne, President
Adé Franklin, Vice President
Ken Madden, Secretary
Terry Browne, Treasurer
John Phillips, Wastewater Bargaining Chair
Jerry Williams, Transit Bargaining Chair
Jan Knudson, Council of Reps. Chair