SEA Executive Branch Members/Employees have started preparations for negotiating a 2023-2025 contract.
Executive Branch Bargaining
Overview of Executive Branch Bargaining:
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.
Forward any questions to:
Randy Hunneyman 271-3411 (ext.129) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah McKenna / email@example.com
*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.