A final note about negotiations from Sandy Thompson-Wallace, TOTEM President:
First, I would like to thank all of you who attended our informational zooms and participated in the voting process.
Second, a big thank you to our negotiations team. The hours, days and months that you worked toward a tentative agreement are very much appreciated.
I am pleased to let you know that the membership ratified the tentative agreement with the District with a vote of 73% yes, 27% no.
I will communicate further after I have the opportunity to speak further with the District.
Again, thank you for your patience and your participation in this long process.
Now that the contract has been ratified, it will take a bit of time to provide an official copy, but you may refer to the TA here.
We began our (ZOOM) face-to-face negotiation on a successor contract with the District on October 29, 2020. Our current contract expires 6/30/2021. The TOTEM team worked many hours prior to meeting with the District; reviewed the survey responses that were submitted and will continue to work toward an agreement to bring forward in the future. We do not have a timeline for when that will occur, but will update the bargaining unit as we move forward. For a good overview on how collective bargaining works, check out this page.
YOUR NEGOTIATIONS TEAM
Sandy Thompson Wallace, President, TOTEM
Alicia Woods, Vice-President, TOTEM and Admin Asst, Denali
Jennifer Madsen, APEA/AFT Staff Rep
Joan Kirkpatrick, TA Resource Secondary, Highland Tech
Amanda Marley, TA Preschool, Title 1, Williwaw Elemetary