Dear WPEA Members,
The voting package to re-vote the WPEA Bylaws Changes was mailed to all eligible voters on Friday, July 17, and are due back to the WPEA post office box by August 10.
There was an error in the counties to be included in the different districts – Okanogan county was inadvertently left out of District 8. The attachments have been corrected.
Thank you for taking the time to vote in this very important action and double the thanks if you voted in the original sending. The outcome of this vote will determine how many districts, and therefore vice presidents, your union will have. This is particularly important because this is the year that you vote for all your union officers. The term of officers will be January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023.
The other item in this voting package is changing the number of district meetings held each year; from the currently monthly requirement to a quarterly schedule (we can always hold more meetings when necessary, but never fewer).
Again, thanks for taking time to vote in this election. Stay safe and healthy!
As our state faces the unprecedented combination of a public health crisis and a budget shortfall, Washingtonians will depend on the vital services our members provide. We need to elect legislators who will fight to protect public services, invest in our communities, and rebuild an economy that works for everyone. WPEA has endorsed a slate of candidates who will stand up for public employees and the vital services we provide every day. Many are active public employee union members themselves. We need to get them to the legislature so they can fight for us.
Shelley Kloba, State Representative, pos. 2
Derek Stanford, State Senator
Ingrid Anderson, State Senator
Dave Paul, State Representative, pos. 2
Zack Hudgins, State Representative, pos. 1
Tanisha Harris, State Representative, pos. 1
Clint Bryson, State Representative, pos. 1
Laurie Dolan, State Representative, pos. 1
Sam Hunt, State Senator
Drew Hansen, State Representative, pos. 2
Kevin Van De Wege, State Senator
Jamie Smith, State Representative, pos. 1
Brian Duthie, State Representative, pos. 2
Mari Leavitt, State Representative, pos. 1
Dan Bronoske, State Representative, pos. 2
Mia Gregerson, State Representative, pos. 2
June Robinson, State Senator
Liz Lovelett, State Senator
Monica Stonier, State Representative, pos. 2
You can see all the candidates endorsed by the Washington State Labor Council here:
You should receive your ballots this weekend. Make sure to return your ballots no later than Tuesday, August 4.
The By-Laws Vote that was sent out recently contained an error, it was missing Okanogan County. This vote will be re-run at a later date. We apologize for the error and an inconvenience it might have caused.