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Bargaining Unit Negotiations
Wednesday, Jan. 6 - 4:30 p.m.
vs. Everett Silvertips
Discount hockey tickets
Friday, March 11 - 7:35 p.m.
Showare Center, Kent
Ticket details coming soon
Northwest Membership Activities Committee
vs. Allen Americans
Discount hockey tickets (half-price)
Saturday, Jan. 23 – game at 7:05 p.m.
Pre-game event at 6 p.m.
for SPEEA members/families
Get tickets from SPEEA Wichita office
Midwest Membership Activities Committee New IFPTE Veterans
Committee kicks off
SPEEA members took part in the first meet- ing of the IFPTE Veterans Committee. They joined representatives from seven
other IFPTE locals in a teleconference to lay the
groundwork for supporting related issues.
They discussed how to raise more awareness
including sending letters on a regular basis to
lawmakers on veterans’ issues such as:
• Protecting veterans’ preference for hiring
in the federal sector
• Opposing efforts to privatize (reduce)
• Improving the GI bill to provide more
higher-education aid for those who serve
The committee will collaborate with the
AFL-CIO Veterans Council to promote veterans’
SPEEA committee members include: Geoffrey
Case, Brandt Castleton, Jay Durdy, Ian Jeffries,
Melisa Lowe, Mark Pflueger, Mike Shea,
Daniel Sergent and Earl Carter (SPEEA staff ).
Candidate petitions due for
Executive Board and Tellers
Candidates who want to run for president, treasurer or secretary need to get their petitions signed and submitted to their
nearest SPEEA office between Jan. 13 and Jan.
27 (by 5 p.m., local time).
Election information, including a petition form,
candidate questions and eligibility, can be found
at www.speea.org (see link at Councils/Forms
• Member mailing - Federal law requires
labor organizations to comply with all
reasonable requests to distribute campaign
literature, at the candidate's expense,
to members through a bonded mailing
house. Addresses are never provided
directly to a candidate.
• Use of resources - Federal law also pro-
hibits candidates for union office from
using union or company resources for
their election campaigns. That includes
copy machines, email or bulletin boards
and applies to both the candidates and
The two-year terms for Northwest and Midwest
Tellers Committees, responsible for SPEEA
elections, also expire this year. If you’re interested
in this committee, submit a petition.
To be eligible, you must be a regular SPEEA
member in good standing for at least the past
12 months and cannot serve at the same time on
the Executive Board, Council or Judicial Review
Teller petitions are available at www.speea.org
(see the link for SPEEA Councils/Forms and
Petitions). Petitions and 150-word statements
(in case of a contested race) are due between
Jan. 13 and Jan. 27 (by 5 p.m. local time) at the
nearest SPEEA office.
SPEEA offices close Jan. 18 in
honor of Martin Luther King Jr.