Executive Branch Bargaining 2023 – 2025

SEA Executive Branch Members/Employees have started preparations for negotiating a 2023-2025 contract.

Executive Branch Bargaining Team Elections

Overview of the Executive Branch Bargaining Team:

One of the most important and challenging responsibilities that any union member can undertake is serving on a contract bargaining team. The role of a bargaining team member is to advocate for the issues and concerns that the general union membership wants to see included in their contract agreement with the employer.

All executive branch members in good standing have the opportunity to run for the master bargaining team. There are no prior experience requirements. All elected bargaining team members receive special training on negotiating techniques and the bargaining process.

Executive Branch Bargaining Team Expectations:

Preparation for collective bargaining begins in September. During the bargaining cycle, members of the master team can expect to attend bargaining and preparation sessions one to two days a week. We anticipate holding most, if not all, of these training and prep sessions remotely. Bargaining team members contractually receive release time from their regular work assignments to participate in these sessions. Bargaining sessions are often conducted during regular daytime work hours, but some limited evening hours will be required to attend bargaining advisory meetings and preparation sessions.

Master Bargaining Team Election Process:

The executive branch bargaining team is made up of fifteen state employee members. Eleven of these positions are filled by election.

State employee members who are interested in being elected to serve on the master bargaining team need to fill out and submit a written nomination form to the SEA/SEIU 1984 offices no later than July 6, 2022. Nomination forms are available below or by contacting the SEA office at the number below to have one sent to you.

On Wednesday, July 20, a remote Collective Bargaining Senate meeting will be held where nominees will be individually introduced and will be provided a three-minute opportunity to address the bargaining senate members on why they think they would be a good choice for election to the bargaining team.

SEA Executive Branch Bargaining Senate Elections

Mark your calendar and make arrangements to attend the Senate meeting!

Remember, your fellow members who are elected to the Master Bargaining Team will have the responsibility of going forward and representing your thoughts and interests at the table.

Registration – 6:00 to 6:30 PM

Start Time – 6:30 PM

(This is a remote meeting via Zoom a registration message will be sent soon)

Forward any questions to:

Randy Hunneyman 271-3411 (ext.129) / rhunneyman@seiu1984.org

Leah McKenna / lmckenna@seiu1984.org

*Nominees are encouraged to attend the bargaining senate meeting but may submit a video or have an advocate speak on their behalf if they cannot attend.

2022 Master Bargaining Self Nomination Form

Nomination forms need to be submitted by clicking the submit button below. *Please be advised that nomination information will be shared with SEA/SEIU 1984 members to assist them with the master team selection process.

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