TEA Committees '21-22

Bargaining Support Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Mark Craypo and Amanda Shagren; 
Chair Bruce Sadler 

    1. Plan and implement member activities in support of the bargain
    2. Provide moral support and engagement as a show of solidarity for the Bargaining Team
    3. Be prepared to examine our own and other locals’ documents to support Bargaining Team requests
    4. Create a plan for various forms of communication to share with members and/or the community

Budget Committee 

Executive Board Liaisons – Brent Chantler and Nicole Sterling
Chair - Angel Morton

    1. consider dues decrease
    2. examine our spending and reallocate funds as appropriate to develop budget
    3. consider any major purchases we may need at this time
    4. educate members about the budget and its development to better understand our priorities
    5. identify donation priorities and past practice
    6. prepare a proposed budget for 2021-22
    7. consider stipends for Executive Board and Association Reps

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Shannon Ergun and Jennifer Vandever
Co-Chairs Penny Cramer and Allen Chiang 

    1. Maintain a system for amendment submission
    2. Housekeeping review 
    3. Begin developing a policy manual and standing rules

Employee Rights Commission

Executive Board Liaisons – Ann McPartlon and Kelly Rampp
Co-Chairs - Amy Lineaweaver and Heather Burtts

    1. Train Association Reps and members on the CBA and MOUs
    2. Create “cheat sheets” for how do engage in Association work
    3. Grievance escalation
    4. Parliamentary procedure training

Equity Team

Executive Board Liaisons – Shannon Ergun and Danita Kiourkas
Chair - Kobi Wilson

    1. Research equity training options to calendar events
    2. Educate members on issues of race, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability to support members and allies 
    3. Develop an equity resources page for the website
    4. Plan and host affinity group events and gatherings
    5. offer/advertise training, book study, etc. opportunities to engage members in the work
    6. examine documents through an equity lens
    7. develop a Code of Conduct to increase and amplify the voices of our diverse membership

Community Outreach Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Mark Craypo and Sara Ketelsen 
Chair - Tim Neuberger


    1. finalize the develoment of a list of locally owned restaurants
    2. connect with other local businesses (preferably union) with whom we can connect for other needs
    3. identify community events/volunteer opportunitys at which to be more visible
    4. create a commuity events calendar for member access
    5. reserve booth spaces at community events
    6. identify opportunities to engage potential educators
    7. maintain system for recommending and selecting organization for outreach fund donations

Membership Engagement Committee

Executive Board Liaisons – Amanda Shagren adn Jeremy Switzer
Chair – Unfilled

    1. connect with potential members
    2. Support the Vice President in creating a history "museum and archives" of our local 
    3. set up social events for members and to include Student WEA members in the area
    4. mentorship and union buddies
    5. listening sessions to engage members regarding issues, concerns, and needs for feedback on communications

Political Action Committee

Executive Board Liaison Michelle Pigott
Chair – Steve Shamblin


    1. Engage members with candidates, elected officials, and legislative action
    2. Provide information to members about candidates, elected officials, and legislative action
    3. PAC chats/pizza and politics
    4. Lobby and create communication about priority bills and talking points
    5. Endorsements- state and local 
    6. PAC Drives
    7. Communicate information from Pierce County CLC about events and opportunities for TEA to work together with other unions