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Gearing up for negotiations
Members of the Prof and Tech bargaining units are gearing up for contract negotiations.
One of the first steps in preparing for negotiations is
finding out what’s important
to members in the upcoming contract talks. Members
of the Negotiation Prep
Committee are conducting a
brief online survey (the first
of several) to ask members
about workplace issues and
The committee is also working
on member outreach, through lunchtime meetings, for example, with topics such as ‘Intro to
Negotiations.’ Ask your Council Rep to schedule
a lunchtime meeting in your area.
The Nominating Committee coordinates the
application process for the negotiation teams as
well as interviewing the candidates.
The nominating committee includes Doug
Brazeal, Council Rep and chair, Mike Shea,
Council Rep and vice chair, Behyar Goudarzian,
secretary and Area Rep, Karen Karonis, Council
Rep, and Heinz Holzinger, Area Rep. By serving
on the nominating committee, they are automatically ineligible to apply for their bargaining
unit negotiation team.
Negotiation Team application – details coming soon.
Negotiation Team elections
Council Reps will vote early next year on five
members for their bargaining unit (Prof or Tech)
teams. Members of the two teams participate in
training and work with staff to negotiate with
The Boeing Company based on input from the
members, case histories and market analysis.
Prof and Tech contracts expire Oct. 6, 2016.
Take the online contract survey
Display SPEEA visibility items –
including the ‘Be Prepared’ negotiations card
Attend a lunchtime meeting – ask your
Council Rep to schedule
Get active – join a SPEEA committee
Talk to your Council Rep (contact information at www.speea.org – Member Tools/Find
Your Council Rep)
Sign up for home email at www.speea.org
and text SPEEA to 30644
Look for more updates at www.speea.org.
In the August Spotlite article on the Puget Sound
Labor Agency (Celebrating 40 years of caring),
the non-profit number was listed incorrectly for
Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. The
correct number is 93350.
Members of the Negotiation Prep Committee are shown here (above: Tukwila and below: Everett) at a meeting last
month. They are working on member surveys to determine priorities for upcoming negotiations.