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1. December Regular Meeting Moved Up to December 13th
The next Regular Meeting would have been on December 20th but because of the following holiday weekend, the Board has decided to move the meeting up a week earlier. The meeting room has changed to 4-G, instead of 4-C.
2. Leave Donation Request
Naphaphone Khamphoukeo is still in need of leave donations While she is out of office for a medical condition. Anyone wishing to donate leave time should download and complete the King County leave donation form from http://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/benefits/leaves.aspx. Submit the completed form to the respective Human Resources department for processing. Please review the donor requirements at the webpage above, or on the form itself.
3. WTD Bargaining Update
WW have been out of contract since December 2016. After a lengthy discovery process for the existing ULP (having to do with the increase in JLMIC reserve funds) meetings will be scheduled in December to move the bargaining process ahead.
4. Transit Bargaining Unit Update
The process of implementing the arbitration decision is proceeding. The remaining work is to ensure that the newly drafted contract contains everything that was agreed to in the arbitration decision. The new 2017 pay rates should be reflected in members' paystubs or checks on November 30. The retroactive pay will be combined with regular pay on December 14th. All TEA Transit members should have received an email on November 30 regarding instruction for transferring income into a deferred compensation account.
5. Dues Review Committee Seeking Volunteers
Our new Treasurer, Sally Turner, is looking for volunteers to help with reviewing the current union member dues formula and researching whether a new formula is needed. The impetus for the committee is the upcoming expiration in April 2018 of the contract with TEA's legal firm (which is typically TEA's biggest annual expense) as well as the rapidly changing profile of union members as many new and younger people join the union and many long-term members retire. Please contact Sally by December 13 at 477-5930 or at email@example.com. The maximum number of committee members will be 4. The work is expected to take up to 24 hours of each volunteer's time over the span of approximately 3 months. The first meeting will likely be in early January.
Alton Gaskill, President
Michael Sands, Vice President
Gillian Zacharias, Secretary
Sally Turner, Treasurer
Roger Browne, Wastewater Bargaining Chair
Jerry Williams, Transit Bargaining Chair
Ken Madden, Council of Representatives Chair