District Meeting has been rescheduled for next week Tuesday evening - December 15, 2020, beginning at 6:00 pm. More information to come!
The link to the Ballot Count Zoom meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, is shown below. The Zoom will begin running at 12:15 pm. Ballots will be retrieved from the Post Office at noon and then go to the Hotel R-L (Red Lion) and start. As of December 1, no candidate in a contested race (who responded) wanted to attend the ballot count in person, nor did anyone want to send a designee. Therefore, only the Election Judges, John Heaney with True Ballot, the Red Lion audiovisual tech, and Fawn Hacker will be present in the Fir ballroom to count ballots.
At this point in time, the Election Judges are: Mark Lann from Revenue; Joe Buenaventura from Skagit Valley College; Courtney Braddock from Clark College; Seamus Petrie with WPEA and the APS. Mike Backhaus and Fawn Hacker will provide extra hands for slicing open envelopes while the others are separating envelopes from envelopes and ballots from envelopes, and anything else that needs to be done to support the judges. The actual scanning of the ballots will be done by John Heaney of True Ballot.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, December 9, at 12:15 pm.
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Please call the office if you have not received your ballot
WPEA Officer Election ballots have been sent and are due back December 9th. If you have not received your ballot by now, please call the office at (360)943-1121 and leave us a message with your name, address, and a good contact number. We will re-issue you a new one. If you have any questions, please let us know.
We continue to bargain our Higher Education, General Government, and Highline College Contracts. We have not been to the bargaining table since late September. Now we seeking to return to bargaining talks with state managers. Our bargaining teams have met with the new negotiator and they are working on scheduling dates to return to the bargaining table.
As soon as there are new dates and the bargaining resumes, we will be posting updates. We are still looking for members that would like to be a part of the bargaining teams as we continue our bargaining efforts. Contact us at the Olympia office or notify a steward or Job Rep. if you are interested.