Meeting time: 1st Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
The ACT Committee will promote and enhance member communications, understanding, engagement, involvement, participation and action.
Meeting time: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m.
To develop changes it deems necessary, based on its own review of the Governing Documents or request of the Northwest Regional Council or other governing body. Reviews Northwest Regional Council action for inclusion in the Northwest Regional Policy Manual. Recommends and proposes new policies as the need arises. Prior to any printing of the SPEEA Regional Governing Documents and/or any amendments thereto, the final draft of said publication must be certified in writing by the chairman or designee of the Northwest Regional Governing Documents Committee.
Coordinates the efforts of the labor council delegates, develops positions to be recommended to the Northwest Regional Council, coordinates with the Northwest Legislative & Public Affairs Committee and other committees as required, and reports to the Council on their activities. The committee shall coordinate activities with the Northwest Legislative and Public Affairs Committee.
Meeting time: 4th Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
Analyzes pending state and local legislation/issues at all levels of government and candidates’ positions as they relate to the Northwest Region’s goals and objectives. The Northwest Region L&PA Committee shall meet when called by the chairman. Any federal or international issues impacting more than one region will be referred to the SPEEA L&PA Committee. The committee shall maintain communication with the other regional L&PA committees on issues considered. All legislative or endorsement efforts will be in compliance with the Northwest Policy on legislative issues and endorsements.
Meeting time: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
Responsible for planning, implementing and providing social activities for the Northwest regional membership.
Meeting time: 4th Wednesday of every other month from 4:30 to 5 p.m. (effective 8/26/20)
This committee will work with the NW Council in developing methods of outreach to new members coming into SPEEA. They will also work with the elected leadership, NW Council and staff to make SPEEA a more welcoming organization to our newer members, and to create opportunities for new members to develop into the SPEEA leaders of the future.
Not active at this time
Responsible for hearing and assisting
those members who feel they have a problem with SPEEA leadership/actions/activities,
but do not have charges to file with the Executive Board
nor a contractual grievance to be filed and handled.
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Meeting time: 4th Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.
Provides a focus for the Northwest Region on those problems and issues of particular concern to women employees and the regional membership’s families. Provides a source of information, education, and involvement, which will address the Northwest Regional policies, procedures, and contract issues for the benefit of the bargaining units.
Meeting time: 1st Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
The NW Safety and Wellness committee is responsible to:
- Support appropriate safety policies, procedures and instructions, as well as recommend improvements to underlining safety policies and procedures, as needed.
- Work with the companies to create a safety partnership to help identify, report and resolve safety concerns.
- Provide NW staff CA’s, CR’s and AR’s with appropriate safety training to better understand, assist members with their safety questions and concerns and report ongoing workplace safety issues to the NW safety and wellness committee.
- Provide support and guidance in filing of reports, help in coordination, communicating and recommending the expeditious resolutions with the company.
- Provide an elevated level of support to members with complex safety issues. Coordinate with members and the companies to verify, report, discuss and resolve or disposition of complex safety issues.
- Prepare member survey safety questions.
Meeting time: 4th Wednesday of every other month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with New Hire Committee
The Northwest Young Members Committee (YMC) works with the Executive Board, Northwest Council, and staff to develop methods of outreach to the young members in the Northwest region of SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001. The outreach includes working to welcome younger members and special opportunities for all members to develop into the SPEEA leaders of the future.