Candidates for Prof/Tech
Negotiation Teams to attend
Serving on your bargaining unit negotia- tion team can be one of the most impor- tant roles in SPEEA. Those interested and
eligible to apply for their team must attend a
candidate orientation prior to the application
deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 9.
The first candidate orientation sessions are set
for October at the SPEEA Puget Sound halls.
For those interested who can’t make one of those
two sessions, the same orientation is scheduled
The orientation is designed to give potential candidates an overview of the process, workload,
expectations, timelines, roles and responsibilities.
The two teams are typically made up of five members each and are elected at the February Northwest
Council meeting. The Professional Bargaining Unit
Council Reps and the Technical Bargaining Unit
Council Reps each elect a separate team.
Elected negotiation team members participate
in training and work with staff to itemize and
prioritize changes important to employees based
on member surveys, input and case histories.
The application will be posted early next month,
and will include more details on eligibility, and
requirements to apply.
Candidate Orientation Sessions
•;Oct. 26 – SPEEA Everett at 4:30 p.m.
•;Oct. 29 – SPEEA Tukwila at 5 p.m.
•;Nov. 23 – SPEEA Everett at 4:30 p.m.
•;Nov. 30 – SPEEA Tukwila at 5 p.m.
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Jimmie Mathis Secretary
Joel Funfar N W Regional VP
Brent Mc Farlane N W Regional VP
Shannon Moriarty N W Regional VP
Keith Covert M W Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
Theryl Johnson Chair
Nikki Wagener Treasurer
Sandra Hastings Secretary
Midwest Regional Council Officers
Mark Gayer Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Melisa Lowe Secretary
Northwest Regional Council Officers
Tony Hickerson Chair
Orlando De Los Santos Treasurer
James Raskob Secretary
Bill Dugovich Communications Director
Lori Dupuis Graphic Designer/Web Developer
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ISUPPORT TaxIncentive Accountability
District Lodge 751
SPEEA and IAM show concern
for maintaining jobs
RENTON – Northwest Council Chair Tony Hickerson and Council Rep Roger Aisaka are among the 100-plus SPEEA
and Machinist Lodge 751 members who used The Boeing Company’s announcement of a new 737 finishing plant in China
to remind company and government officials that Washington state is providing an $8.7 billion tax break to aerospace
companies, primarily The Boeing Company, under an agreement to maintain and grow the state’s aerospace industry.
Union members in Everett and Renton held informational picketing Wednesday, Sept. 23, to voice concern about new 737
work being located outside Washington. Boeing employment in Washington is down more than 3,000 since passage of the
Aerospace Tax Preference bill in Dec. 2013.