I’m sure many members have questions about the recent notice we all received at our home addresses concerning the SEA Executive Board and National Education Association Representative Assembly election. I’m going to attempt to answer some of those questions. Why are we re-running the election? It came to the attention of the Washington Education Association … Continue reading Re-Run 2017
The Washington Education Association (WEA) Representative Assembly (RA) is just around the corner. This year’s RA will be held from April 13-15th, here in Spokane, WA. at the INB downtown. Attending this year’s RA along with rest from across the state, are 24 of your fellow SEA members, and 3 executive board members – Jenny … Continue reading WEA RA – Just Around the Corner
I’m sure you’ve heard about SEA Teams from your Building Rep(s), but maybe you don’t realize what a great way this is to be involved in your education association at a flexible level in which you are comfortable and competent. Being a Building Rep can feel like a huge commitment on top of your full-time … Continue reading SEA Teams: Your Opportunity to be Involved!
NEA Today recently published an article on the prevalence of corporal punishment still being practiced in several states across the nation. Corporal Punishment is defined as physical punishment for some violation of conduct, and historically takes the form of paddling in US schools. According to the author, despite a majority of states banning the practice … Continue reading Corporal Punishment – Is it a thing of the past?
Building Reps from across the district descended on SEA last Wednesday for the first Rep Council meeting of the 2016-17 school year. In addition to kicking off another school year, there was much to discuss with the new collective bargaining agreements – everything from PPL to VEBA. So, without further ado, here is a breakdown of … Continue reading Rep Council Wrap-up: September 21, 2016
After being a stay-at-home mom for seven years, Marlene Arkills wanted a job with a schedule that would allow her to drop her kids off at school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. Working in Nutrition Services as a cook allowed her that flexibility. Marlene has always enjoyed building relationships. She … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Meet Marlene
The start of the school year brings a chance to build relationships and strengthen union membership. Each month, we will provide a tip to help you be a great advocate for the members in your building. This month, to start us off, we will focus on getting to know your members and opening the lines … Continue reading Building Rep Tip #1 – Getting the Year Started