Tag: Ecology

Negotiators Reports

Area Report 6/15/16 Ecology

Airwatch MDM GPS Tracking Feature – A DTB was filed in response to a listserv email from WATECH notifying recipients of a new GPS tracking functionality being activated. No notice was received and not much information was available, including who is impacted, at the time of filing. The Employer has been gathering information, including agencies …

Negotiators Reports

Area Report – Ecology 4/2016

Ecology: Ecology recently had a DTB over the installation of security modifications, at the Lacy Headquarters. The Employer explained the plan, and listened to Union request, even adopting some suggestions into the final plan without internal discussion. The Union allowed the modifications to proceed as a result of this meeting, the modifications should be finished …

Negotiators Reports

Area Report 8/15/15 – Ecology

Department of Ecology HVAC Construction – On December 8, 2014, WFSE filed a demand to bargain concerning the impacts of the Headquarter Building upgrades to the current HVAC system. The demand team met with management on March 30 and discussed possible resolutions. Of particular concern were the lack of consistent information flow, the lack of …

UMCC

UMCC Notes – Ecology 6/1/15

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY Agency-Wide Union <-> Management Communications Committee Monday – June 01, 2015 Participants: Daniel Comeau                                 Dolores Mitchell                               Eugene Radcliff Sarah Conley                                      Alex Monroe                                     Sandi Stewart Llyn Doremus                                    Norm Peck                                          Bob Troyer Wendy Holton                                   Bob Penhale*                                    Ginger Wireman* *via videoconference                                                                                     Polly Zehm   Self-Introductions by Participants Polly explained that …

News

Richland Ecology members in action for AFSCME Strong – and our contracts

Snapshot from Ecology Richland (April 14): Ecology workers in Richland got a first-hand call to action from colleague Ed Holbrook on why a strong union is in all their best interests. At a Local 1253 “Lunch ‘n Learn” Tuesday, he urged his co-workers to take action to support funding of our contracts. Ed also encouraged …

Negotiators Reports

Area Report 3/15/15 (Comeau)

Department of Ecology Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspection Quota Changes – On November 14, 2014, the bargaining team met to discuss current strategies on moving to the next steps in challenging the unreasonable increase in the inspection quota expectations placed upon UST Inspectors. We currently have a formal demand to bargain meeting on March 23, …