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Meeting Summary

TEA Board Meeting 

January 16, 2019

Conference Room 4-C, King Street Center

  1. Open the meeting and review agenda
  • President and Board Members welcomed everyone to the 1st TEA monthly meeting of 2019.
  • Secretary noted future board meetings will have Skype available for those who wanted to teleconference in. Skype was not set up for this board meeting.
  1. Welcoming of our new TEA Secretary
  • Attendees/group welcomed JR Meksavanh as the new TEA Secretary.
  1. Initiatives for the New Year

President announced the creation of two committees.

  1. Education Committee:
    1. Education Committee will help tell the story of the history of how the Technical Employees Association came to be. This will serve as purposeful information for new employees/new members of TEA. This history and information should be posted on the TEA website for reference.
  2. Communications Committee:
    1. Purpose will be to improve communications to TEA members. There have been recommendations to the TEA board from TEA members to better improve and create better transparency between the board members and members of TEA.
    2. JR Meksavanh, Secretary, will chair the Communications Committee and will be soliciting participation for this committee.
  1. Business Plan and Checklist Work Breakdown Structure
  • President plans to implement a Business Plan. This plan will likely implement a work strategy, communications plan, mission, success criteria and planned major milestones for each year.
  • The board may hire an assistant to assist the Secretary and Treasurer in initiating and creating this business plan which the board will update and maintain on a consistent basis.
  1. Bargaining updates and Committee formation
  1. Transit Bargaining:
    • New Bylaw Provision has process for new Transit Bargaining Committee members.  Solicitation for Committee/team members will be announced.  
  1. VEBA Vote:
  • TEA will conduct a VEBA for this year for Bargaining Units that have VEBA implementation provisions in their Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  1. Wastewater Contract: 
  • New contract has been approved by Human Resources Division/Prosecuting Attorney signed by the TEA President on 01/16/19. Next step in the process is to route to King County Executive and Council approvals and signature.
  • Wastewater Supervisors have indicated their intent to move to Teamsters Local 117.
  1. Good of the order:
  • Member had asked if TEA can post Grievances on the TEA Times Webpage.
  • Reporting and Annual Audit – Members had recommended posting the Annual Finance Report and the State Reporting under the TEA Times website.
  1. Meeting adjourn

 

Board Member Attendees ❑ Alton Gaskill, President 

❑ Michael Sands, Vice President

❑ JR Meksavanh, Secretary 

❑ Sally Turner, Treasurer

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TEA Times for September 4, 2018

The September 4, 2018 edition of the TEA Times is now on line.

Subject matter:

  1. Report from TEA Wastewater Staff and Supervisors Bargaining Update
  2. Upcoming Candidate Nominations and Election for President, Vice President and Secretary

An archived pdf version of this newsletter edition
resides here.

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TEA Times for August 1, 2018

The August 1, 2018 edition of the TEA Times is now on line.

Subject matter:

  1. New Date & Place for Next Regular Meeting and Janus Amendments to Bylaws Vote: Thursday, August 23
  2. Janus Decision Q&A
  3. Proposal to End Initial Assessments
  4. Dues Review Committee Briefing
  5. Annual Meeting Moved to October 17: Election and Vote on Revised Bylaws
  6. Next Regular Meeting

An archived pdf version of this newsletter edition resides here.

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TEA Times for April 13, 2018

The April 13, 2018 edition of the TEA Times is now on line.

Subject matter:

  1. Regular Meeting Location & Remote Call-In
  2. Information
  3. Request for Leave Donations
  4. Wastewater Bargaining Status
  5. Transit Contract update
  6. Bylaws Committee
  7. Dues Review Committee
  8. How Best to Respond on TEA Times Topics
  9. Next Regular Meeting

An archived version of this newsletter edition resides here.

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Wastewater Bargaining Update

The Wastewater Bargaining update for March 2018 has been posted on the TEA website.

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TEA Times for February 7, 2018

The February 7, 2018 edition of the TEA Times is now on line.

Subject matter:

  1. Plans for 2018
  2. Request for Leave Donations
  3. Bylaws Committee
  4. Dues Review Committee
  5. Consideration of On-Boarding Program for New Members
  6. Revisions to Election Procedure

An archived version of this newsletter edition resides here.

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TEA Times for December 8

The December 8, 2017 edition of the TEA Times newsletter is now on line.

Subject matter:

  1. December Regular Meeting: Election Issues & Location Change
  2. Happy & Safe Holidays!

An archived version of this newsletter edition resides here.

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