TESC Classified Area Reports

8/2018 Ron Heley

Bargaining for the Classified unit continued on August 21, 22, and 28.  We TA’d many articles and have a few under consideration.  We anticipate wrapping up negotiations in September with ample time for ratification. 

We have enjoyed a robust discussion and a congenial atmosphere thus far.  Management has provided good faith in ample supply and we appreciate their level of engagement.  Spirits remain high as we head in to the final phase of the negotiations.

7/2018 Ron Heley

Bargaining for the Classified unit continued on July 17 and 31. We TA’d more articles and have a few under consideration. We will meet again on August 22 and 23. The atmosphere remains positive and cordial and we expect to healthy back and forth in the meetings to come. All signs point to a timely conclusion.

6/2018 Ron Heley

Bargaining for the Classified unit continued on June 20.  We TA’d a handful of articles and have exchanged a few more for consideration.  We will meet again on July 17.  The atmosphere is positive and cordial and we expect to healthy back and forth in the meetings to come.

We also met regarding the layoffs in both bargaining units.  Evergreen identified their reasons for selecting the 12 occupied positions and two dozen vacant positions.  We anticipate no further layoffs in the foreseeable future, although this hinges on healthy numbers showing up to classes this fall.

5/2018 Ron Heley

Bargaining for the Classified unit began May 8.  We TA’d two dozen articles and have exchanged a handful for consideration.  We will meet again on June 20 and 21.

TESC provided notice for layoffs as well as a reorg.  Both of these notices are a response to their economic woes.  At this point they have announced only 12 layoffs of members, in addition to the elimination of 26 vacant positions.  We intend to bargain the impacts of the layoffs very, very soon.

We met regarding the reorg on May 30 and 31 with the SSSSU and Classified units respectively.  TESC faces a financial crisis with their dropped enrollment and with this reorg they are attempting to streamline management.  There appears to be no effect to any member’s workload due to this reorganization and it shows all signs of being a good-faith effort to produce a cost savings from the ranks of management.

4/16/18 Ron Heley

We are still investigating a proper response to TESC’s proposal for the Paid Sick Leave MOU.  We will not be wrapping that up prior to bargaining, however, we hope to do so by the end of May.

Bargaining for the Classified bargaining unit begins May 8.

TESC proposed changing duties and increasing pay for resident directors.  In the end we reached an agreement on higher salaries although there is a displacement in food allowances and flex days.  Fortunately, TESC agreed to make the salary increases retroactive to the date of the notice.

The discussion regarding periodic step increases for 4SU continue.  We have had a healthy back and forth and anticipate meeting again on the issue.  Per the goals of the MOU, we hope to tee-up bargaining for next round at the very least.

12/19/17 Ron Heley

  1. Meeting being scheduled to discuss process for negotiating Contractual agreement to bargain rifles etcetera. Organizing team meeting to discuss options. Meeting scheduled for 05-02-2017.Attended Grievance Hearing pertaining to this, win. Will be posted as soon as appropriate.
  2. Monitoring events at Evergreen State College, threat of active shooter, closed the campus. Working with the Administration to increase the number of officers on campus. Monitoring new strategies increasing safety on campus
  3. Filed DTB Schedule changes for dispatchers. Management agreed to work collaboratively with the union and address the concerns of all dispatchers in a meeting that is to be jointly scheduled. This should better define the impacts for staff. Met with the administration and dispatchers, they do not have consensus. They are back at the drawing board and the demand is on hold.

2/19/18 Ron Heley

We still are waiting to hear back from TESC to meet on the impacts of I-1433. 

We met with management for the third time regarding step increases for SSSSU members.  We sent over our initial proposal and will meet again on April 27. 

The bargaining team has had its training and proposal vetting meetings.  We will finalize proposal language at the end of March and then hope to meet with management beginning in April.

TESC is proposing changing duties and increasing pay for resident directors.  The details remain to be bargained but we have filed and are awaiting a date to meet. 

2/19/18 Ton Johnson

  1. Meeting being scheduled to discuss process for negotiating Contractual agreement to bargain rifles etcetera. 
  2. Organizing team meeting to discuss options. 
  3. Meeting scheduled for 05-02-2017

Attended Grievance Hearing pertaining to this, win. Will be posted as soon as appropriate.

  1. Monitoring events at Evergreen State College, threat of active shooter, closed the campus. Working with the Administration to increase the number of officers on campus. Monitoring new strategies increasing safety on campus
  2. Filed DTB Schedule changes for dispatchers. Management agreed to work collaboratively with the union and address the concerns of all dispatchers in a meeting that is to be jointly scheduled. This should better define the impacts for staff. Met with the administration and dispatchers, they do not have consensus. They are back at the drawing board and the demand is on hold.

12/19/17 Ron Heley

We held a demand to bargain over layoffs in the classified unit. Management is citing a “dwindling” workload for one layoff that has now gone from temporary to permanent.  We anticipate further discussions about additional layoffs in the weeks to come.  TESC has expressed regret over the layoffs and awaits an answer to the lack of a capital budget to undo the damage.