SEA will update this page periodically with updates for Building Representatives
June 2019: Elections were held the last week of May 2019 for Building Reps, term beginning Fall 2019 (so school years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. If your school/worksite did not elect the full allotment of reps, additonal rep(s) may be appointed or the SEA office can help run an election. Terms are two years and all positions will be elected again in the spring of 2021.
The Work of an SEA Building Rep
(In a nutshell)
- Attend Rep Council once per month at SEA
- Communicate with members about what is going on at SEA
- 10-minute meetings are one way to do so
- Encourage members to participate in SEA activies, from bargaining surveys to running for office
- Communicate with SEA about what is going on in the building
- Helping potential members to join SEA and/or WEAPAC
- Keep Membership Enrollment Forms on hand
- Help answer questions for your members
- Know the basics, read INK and Rep updates from SEA for details on "hot topic" issues
- Meet with the principal/administrator on a regular basis
- Your building's own version of labor management
- Assist members with concerns, questions, grievances, issues, etc.
- Maintain an SEA bulletin board in the building
- Serve on the building leadership team as an SEA rep
- Be an advocate- ensure the contract is being upheld, go in to meetings with members, speak with the administration
- Have quick access to the various CBAs to refer to when members and admin ask questions
- Attend SEA Building Rep Trainings
How many reps can one building have?
There can be one rep per 20 members and this will be based off SEA's current membership data. Here is the list with the numbers the SEA office uses.
If I move schools, am I still the Building Rep?
No, you must be elected by your building's membership.