TEA Committees

Bargaining Support Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Michelle Pigott and Amanda Shagren; 
Chair Bruce Sadler 
a. Engage members impacted by the agreement and
b. Build connections with other locals to research CBA language

Budget Committee 

Executive Board Liaisons – Amanda Shagren and Nicole Sterling; 
Chair Angel Morton 
a. Dues increase/decrease consideration
b. Examine spending and reallocate funds as appropriate to develop budget
c. Consider major purchases needed
d. Educate members about the budget and it reflects our priorities
e. Identify donation priorities and past practice

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Kelly Rampp and Shannon Ergun; 
Co-Chairs Penny Cramer and Allen Chiang 
a. Set up a system for amendment submission and review
b. Housekeeping review
c. Review to update for modernization 

Employee Rights Commission

Executive Board Liaisons – Meagan Lopez and Ann McPartlon
Co-Chairs - Amy Lineaweaver and Heather Burtts
a. Association Representative training on the CBA and MOUs
b. Members training on the CBA
c. Grievance escalation determination

Equity Team

Executive Board Liaisons – Nicole Sterling and Jennifer Vandever
Chair - Kobi Wilson
a. Participate in equity and implicit bias training
b. Focus on CULTURAL knowledge and understanding, RESPECT of member differences, and IMPLICIT bias exploration
c. Develop activities to help all members feel valued and respected
d. Examine documents through an equity lens to recommend amendments

Community Outreach and Food Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Sara Ketelsen and Kathy Woodard
Chair - Tim Neuberger
a. Develop a list of locally owned restaurants 
b. Connect with other local businesses (preferably union) with whom we can connect for other needs – t-shirts, printing, etc.
c. Identify community events/volunteer opportunities at which to be more visible
d. Create a community events calendar for member access
e. Identify opportunities to engage potential educators

Membership Engagement Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Dawn Baughman and Mark Craypo
Chair – Unfilled
a. Connect with potential members
b. Create a history "museum" of our local housed in the TEA offices
c. Set up social events
d. Develop a mentorship and union buddies program
e. Listening sessions to engage members regarding issues, concerns, and needs for feedback on communications

Political Action Committee

Executive Board Liaison and Chair – Emily Smith 
a. Engage members with candidates, elected officials, and legislative action
b. Organize PAC Chats/pizza and politics
c. Lobbying
d. Conduct endorsements – state and local
e. Lead PAC Drives