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1. Paid Parental Leave Vote
For more information on the Paid Parental Leave pilot program
On Monday December 7th, King County Council passed Ordinance 18190, the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Pilot program. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been offered to TEA for review and signature by February 1, 2016. The PPL will be effective as of January 1, 2016.
As part of the agreement, King County Family and Medical Leave (KCFML) will run concurrent to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), instead of consecutively, as it does now, effective August 1, 2016. This change will not expire. A special meeting will be held in King Street conference room 4C at noon on January 13th.
While the MOA is written for TEA as a whole; each bargaining unit (Transit Staff, Wastewater Staff, and Wastewater Supervisors) will be voting as a bargaining unit. The Office of Labor Relations will provide TEA with three separate MOAs. The TEA Board is asking for your vote on whether to sign the MOA, allowing TEA to participate in the PPL pilot program for 2016. The MOA will be available for your review on the TEA bulletin boards.
Expect ballots to be distributed the week of January 11th. Please return ballots to your TEA Representative or Hillary Schafer no later than 1PM January 20th.
2. Monthly TEA Meeting
The Monthly Meeting will be held January 20th in the 5th Floor Cloaca Conference Room at noon. Ballots for the Paid Parental Leave vote will be counted following the meeting. Please see Hillary if you would like to help count ballots.
3. Wastewater Bargaining Committee
The Legislative Package for the TEA WW Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is in the Transportation, Economy & Environment Committee, which meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. The next Committee meeting is February 19th. The Agenda for the meeting is not yet available.
Please contact Alton Gaskill, TEA Wastewater Bargaining Chair, if you have any questions or concerns.
4. Transit Bargaining Committee
Please contact Jerry Williams, TEA Transit Bargaining Chair, if you have any questions.
5. Council of Representatives Update
The next lunch-hour training to be offered by the TEA Attorney will be take place on Thursday January 14th, 12-1pm in the 2nd floor 2A/2B conference rooms. This month’s topic is “Fair Representation and Employee Civil Rights.”
Please contact Ken Madden, Council of Representatives Chair, for additional information.
John Phillips, President
Jane McPherson, Vice President
Hillary Schafer, Secretary
Elizabeth Wright, Treasurer
Alton Gaskill, Wastewater Bargaining Chair
Jerry Williams, Transit Bargaining Chair
Ken Madden, Council of Reps. Chair