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12/12/12

NW

NW12-030 Proposed 2013/2014 Budget for Northwest Region Council.

It is moved that: the Northwest Council approve the proposed 2013-2014 Northwest Council budget and submit the proposed budget to the SPEEA Executive Board for consideration and incorporation into the SPEEA budget.

12/12/12

NW

NW12-029 Revision of WAC Budget Line Item.

It is moved that: the NW Council approves the following revision to the FY 2013 WAC budget line item entitled “CLUW Convention” from $4,180 to $8,360 and 80 hours to 160 hours of SPEEA time.

12/12/12

NW

NW12-028 Revision of WAC Budget Input.

It is moved that: the NW Council approves the following FY 2013 WAC new budget line item titled “NW Area Women’s Summer School” in the amount of $2,550 and 120 hours of SPEEA time.

12/12/12

NW

NW12-027 Questions for Northwest Vice President Elections.

It is moved that: the following questions be submitted to the applicants for the Northwest Regional Vice Presidential Candidates and their response be included in the Voter’s Guide.

  1. Why are you interested in the Vice President Position?
  2. How will you represent the NW region as a regional Vice President?
  3. What experience and skills would you bring to the Executive Board?
  4. What do you see as the primary challenges the NW Region faces and what are your solutions?
  5. What do you see as the primary challenges SPEEA faces and what are your solutions?

11/8/12

NW

NW12-026 Motion to support the Dec. 1 rally in Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

It is moved that: the SPEEA Northwest Council authorize a contribution to the Washington Fair Trade Coalition in the amount of $3000 to assist with the costs associated with the December 1st rally. And be it further moved that the SPEEA Northwest Council support costs, in the amount of $2000, for transportation of interested SPEEA members via bus or rental vans.

10/11/12

SPEEA

MW12-025 Continuing support of locked-out Bakery Confectionary Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) workers and the national corporate campaign against American Crystal Sugar.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council shall demonstrate its continued support for the locked-out Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers at American Crystal Sugar by requesting that the SPEEA Executive Board provide a contribution of $3,000.00 to the Minnesota AFL-CIO, 175 Aurora Ave., St. Paul, MN 55103.

 

It is further moved that SPEEA will support a boycott of all American Crystal products if a
boycott is declared by the AFL-CIO and will advocate that all SPEEA members and the public
support the boycott.

10/11/12

SPEEA

MW12-024 Support of unorganized workers at Wal-Mart Warehouses and stores on walk out strikes in California, Illinois, Texas, Washington, Maryland, Washington DC, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Floria.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council will ask the SPEEA Executive Board to support, for 2000.00 (or union store cards) with funds from the labor support budget line item, and to send letters of support to the various groups.

 

It is further moved to publicize opportunities for SPEEA members to send emails of support and voluntarily contribute money to the striking workers.

9/13/12

NW

NW12-020 Distribution and Disbursement of STEM Funds.

It is moved that: the NW Council increase the budgeted amount for the 2012-2013 STEM Educational Grants from $10,000 to $20,000 and distribute it in the following manner:

 

SCHOOL NAME

AMOUNT

SCHOOL NAME

AMOUNT

Auburn Mountain View HS

$1,000

Martin Sortun Elementary

$300

Aviation High School

$1,000

Mountlake Terrace High School

$1,000

Ballard High School

$1,000

Mountlake Terrace High School #2

$1,000

Big Brains Education Enrichment

$0

Skyline High School

$1,000

Bothell High School

$300

Snohomish Boys and Girls Club

$300

Canyon Creek Elementary

$300 + Balsa Gliders

Society of Women Engineers

$600

Edmonds-Woodway High School

$1,000

Tahoma High School

$1,000

Gladstone High School

$1,000

TEC High School

$1,000

Graham-Kapowsin High School

$1,000

U.S. Grant High School

$1,000

Highline High School

$1,000

Woodinville High School

$1,000

Ingraham High School

$1,000

TOTAL

$20,000

Intel Computer Clubhouse (Tacoma)

$600

Kimball Elementary

$600

Liberty High School

$1,000

Lynnwood High School

$1,000

 

 

 

7/12/12

NW

NW12-019 Support For Teamster Local #117 Strike Against DAvis Wire Company in Kent, WA.

It is moved that: The NW Council Supports Teamster Local #117 in their economic sanction against the Davis Wire Company and requests the SPEEA Executive Board take the necessary steps to demonstrate SPEEA’s support.


It is further moved: The NW Council strongly recommends a letter be sent to Teamster Local #117’s leadership offering our support.


It is further moved: The NW Council requests the SPEEA Executive Board support, providing $3,000 to Teamster Local #117 out of the annually budgeted labor support fund.

7/12/12

NW

NW12-018 Support of IFPTE Pre-Submitted Convention Resolutions.

It is moved that: The NW SPEEA Council recommends that NW IFPTE delegates support the pre-submitted motions on the IFPTE WEB site, and trusts the delegates to caucus and decide on these motions if changed prior to the vote, or if modified by motions raised during debate on motions.

 

It is further moved: The delegates report back to the council the motions they voted on.

7/12/12

NW

NW12-017 Extension of SPEEA Leadership Conference Training Requirements.

It is moved that: The NW Council grants a two month extension for refresher training in lieu of the Leadership Conference to the following:

 

John Allen (B-10)                         Raymond Jensen (E-2)                            Gary Ottman (E-4)
Saad Alyan (D-3)                         Suzanne Kamiya (E-16)                           Tanya Parker (E-14)
Sergey Barmichev (E-29)           Angel Leon (E-25)                                    Tami Reichersamer (E-16)
Noel Cabanday (E-11)                Bruce Liomin (ES-10)                              David Smart (E-29)
Janet Covarrubias (E-2)             Yun Liu (E-7)                                             Mark Woods (E-18)
Gary Fogle (P-5)                          Andy Mittal (K-9)

6/8/12

SPEEA

M12-016 Support For The Principles Of Trade Reform Promoted By The Coalition For A Prosperous America And Supported By The AFL-CIO.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council support the principles of trade reform promoted by the Coalition for a Prosperous America and supported by the AFL-CIO. As such, SPEEA will be signatory to the “21st Century Trade Agreement Principles” document to be shared with Congress and the Administration.

6/8/12

SPEEA

M12-015 Oppose Corporations are People Rights in State and National Politics.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council supports State and National efforts to reverse the 2010 Citizens United ruling and to limit the power of corporations from having the same constitutional rights as people.

6/8/12

SPEEA

M12-014 IFPTE Sustainability Fund.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council supports IFPTE members under attack and approves the following:

 

1. Directs the SPEEA IFPTE delegates to support the IFPTE 2013 sustainability fund budget.

2. Recommends the SPEEA Executive Board contribute $35,000 to the IFPTE Sustainability Fund.

6/8/12

SPEEA

M12-004 Withdraw CESO Membership.

It is moved that: SPEEA withdraws from CESO Membership.

 

It is further moved: this motion be a published ballot.

5/10/12

NW

NW12-013 Support of IAM Locals 776 (Fort Worth, Texas), 725 (Edwards AFB CA.) and 776A in PAX MD. On strike at Lockhead over elimination of pension plan for new hires and Medical plan changes.

It is moved that: The NW SPEEA Council supports IAM Locals 776, 725, and 776A by requesting the SPEEA Executive Board giving up to $3,000.00 out of the annually budgeted labor support fund to help them in their strike.

5/10/12

NW

NW12-012 Extension of Training Requirements.

It is moved that: The SPEEA NW Regional Council excuses the following NW Regional Council Delegates from attending this year’s SPEEA Refresher Training/Leadership Conference and grants them a 4 month extension from today’s date.

 

Judy Campbell, K-2
Katherine Eyth, E-7
Charles Tatel, R-20
David Whitacre, PLT

5/10/12

NW

NW12-011 Oppose "Corporations are People" Rights.

It is moved that: The Northwest Council supports efforts to limit the power of corporations from having the same Free Speech rights as people.

3/8/12

SPEEA

M12-010 CESO Delegate Direction.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council directs the SPEEA CESO delegates to submit and support a motion at the CESO meeting to revise the CESO rules of procedure (Article IX. Finance) from “No individual unit shall contribute more than 50% of the quarterly per capita dues” to “No individual unit shall contribute more than 25% of the quarterly per capita dues”.

3/8/12

SPEEA

M12-009 Proposed 2012/2013 SPEEA Budget.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council concurs with the SPEEA 2012/13 Budget.

2/9/12

NW

NW12-008 Support for WA State Labor Education & Research Center and WA State Labor Archive.

It is moved that: the SPEEA Northwest Regional Council demonstrate its support for the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) and the Washington State Labor Archive by making a contribution of $10,000 ($7.500 for the LERC and $2,500 for the Labor Archive) for each of the next three (3) fiscal years, to begin in our 2012-2013 fiscal year.

2/9/12

NW

NW12-007 Recommendations for the 2012 SPEEA Technical Unit Negotating Team.

It is moved that: NW Region Negotiation  Policy Section VIII C.8 be waived to allow for selection of four members to the Puget Sound Technical Unit Negotiation Team (in lieu of three), plus one alternate.

 

After due deliberation, and in accordance with SPEEA Policy, the Committee nominates the following candidates for the 2012 Puget Sound Technical Unit Negotiation Team (listed in alphabetical order):

 

Joel Funfar
Brent McFarlane
Roger Pullman
Ron Shoemaker

 

The Committee nominates the following candidate to be named as alternate negotiator for the 2012 Puget Sound Technical Unit Negotiation Team (listed in alphabetical order):

 

Sandra Hastings

2/9/12

NW

NW12-006 Recommendations for the 2012 SPEEA Professional Unit Negotating Team.

It is moved that: NW Region Negotiation Policy Section VIII C.8 be waived to allow for selection of four members to the Puget Sound Professional Unit Negotiation Team (in lieu of three), plus one alternate.

 

After due deliberation, and in accordance with SPEEA Policy, the committee nominates the following candidates for the 2012 Puget Sound Professional Unit Negotiation Team (listed in alphabetical order):

 

Rick Hoffman
Tom McCarty
John McLaren
Ryan Rule

 

The Committee nominates the following candidate to be named as alternate negotiator for the 2012 Puget Sound Professional Unit Negotiation Team:

 

Rebekah Hewitt

1/12/12

SPEEA

M12-004 SPEEA Withdrawal from CESO.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council no longer sees sufficient member value for the cost in supporting CESO. Effective February 1st, 2012 withdraws SPEEA from CESO membership.

 

It is further moved that: This motion be a published ballot.

1/12/12

SPEEA

M12-003 Ssupport of locked-out Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) workers and the national corporate campaign against American Crystal Sugar.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council demonstrate its support for the locked-out Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers at American Crystal Sugar with a contribution of $3,000.00 to the Minnesota AFL-CIO BCTGM Action Fund. The contribution shall be made to the Minnesota AFL-CIO, 175 Aurora Ave., St. Paul, MN 55103.

1/12/12

SPEEA

M12-002 Opposition to the Computer Professional Update Act and Related Legislation.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council oppose S 1747, the Computer Professionals Update Act, and related legislation meant to further restrict overtime protections from technical worker classifications. Furthermore, the Council permits SPEEA staff to advocate against said measures.

1/12/12

SPEEA

M12-001 Proposed 2012/2013 SPEEA Council Budget.

It is moved that: The SPEEA Council approves the proposed 2012-2013 budget and submits the proposed budget to the SPEEA Executive Board for consideration and incorporation into the SPEEA budget.

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