Second Anniversary Edition
IT’S TEA’s 2ND ANNIVERSARY!!!!
Let’s PARTY to celebrate.
TEA has invited
King County Executive Ron Sims
It’s your chance to support YOUR TEA
JOIN US FOR A LARGE TURNOUT
Please reserve your lunchtime hour on either
TEA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO PLAN THE PARTY.
Date, time and location will be verified within two weeks!
LABOR RELATIONS MEETING WITH TEAOn Friday, June 6, 1997, the four TEA Board members, (Wyatt Wood, Liz Krenzel, Marc Bardsley and Judy Raemer), met with the King County Executive’s Labor Relations Representative, Kathy Oglsby.
In this meeting she stated that she had no knowledge of the history or purpose of TEA. The members spoke in turn of the history, the vertical teamwork structure the association’s membership has worked successfully under before the merge with King County, the participation and support given to TEA by its membership, and a plea for the County to withdraw its opposition before PERC to the efforts of TEA by the deadline of June 20, 1997.
As a result --
UPDATE -- June 23, 1997Apparently, our meeting with Ms. Oglsby did not impact the right people. King County has responded to TEA’s appeal to the PERC’s decision (posted in the Exchange Building on the second and tenth floor break room bulletin boards) by submitting an "Appeal Brief" of its own.
It is long and wordy, but the following are a few key points of contention the TEA Board found in the County’s appeal:
TEA’s NEXT MOVEWe are basically waiting for PERC to respond to our appeal before TEA can take any further legal action. However, those of us representing TEA are NOT sitting idly by doing nothing.
Wyatt Wood and Severne Johnson attended the Brown Bag forum for Pam Bissonnette, Director of DNR, on Tuesday, July 22, and raised some questions for TEA. Don Theiler, Manager of WTD, requested a meeting with Wyatt, and the two of them met Friday, July 25. Don was very interested in our views of the other unions and said he would suggest to Ron Sims that he meet with TEA.
FINANCIAL REVIEWThere has been very little financial activity in the past few months. As of July 31, 1997, the TEA bank account contained $1,115.74. An invoice for $45 was received on September 2, 1997 from TEA’s attorney’s office for signature card review and postage costs related to the filing of the second petition for certification.
This edition of TEA Times respectfully submitted by Judy Raemer, TEA Board member, with input from the rest of the TEA Board.