Bob Wilkerson Treasurer
Jimmie Mathis Secretary
Joel Funfar N W Regional VP
Michael E. Hochberg N W Regional VP
Brent McFarlane N W Regional VP
Keith Covert MW Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
Shannon Moriarty Chair
Gordon Yip Treasurer
Theryl Johnson Secretary
Midwest Regional Council Officers
Mark Gayer Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Jo Miklos Secretary
Northwest Regional Council Officers
Dave Baine Chair
Carrie Rule Treasurer
Rebekah Hewitt Secretary
Bill Dugovich Communications Director
Lori Dupuis Graphic/ Web Designer
Karen McLean Publications Editor
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SPEEA has an App!
Spotlite now accessible
on smartphones, tablets
Now you can read all the union news and updates from
the monthly SPEEA Spotlite magazine on your
iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle with the new
Simply visit your App Store and search for SPEEA.
Then, download and install the free Spotlite App.
Links to the App Store pages are also posted on
the SPEEA website. Click the “Mobile Website”
link in the left column of the homepage.
The Spotlite App is available for the following:
• Android devices
• Apple iPhone and iPad
• Kindle devices
New issues of Spotlite will be posted as they
are published at the beginning of each month.
The app also serves as your personal library of
SPEEA members and represented employees will
still receive the printed Spotlite magazine by mail
at their homes. The new app is designed to meet
members’ desire for more union information and
news in a form that is easily accessible.
Along with the mobile editions, an updated
online digital edition with an enhanced layout
and active web links is available on the website. Access the enhanced version by visiting the
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‘Introduction to Negotiations’ kicks off in March
In a member survey last fall, many expressed interest in learning more about the negotiations process. In response,
the Negotiation Prep Committee worked on a portable presentation for lunchtime meetings. With a brief overview of labor negotiation fundamentals, including labor rights and union leverage, the presentation also includes
an outline of opportunities to get involved. To schedule a lunchtime 'Negotiations 101' presentation, email
email@example.com. The meetings kick off in March for the Prof and Tech bargaining units. Shown above, members
of the committee in Tukwila, with members in Everett on televideo.