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HEA Contract Update 

The HEA General Membership Meeting was held on Sept. 12 at Highline High School's Performing Arts Center. The 2018-2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement was approved as recommended by the HEA Bargaining Team with a 96 percent approval. The Highline School Board approved the Agreement on Sept. 19.
The CBA Summary/CBA Updates were distributed at the General Membership Meeting and emailed to HEA members' home email. The VEBA vote was approved with 73 percent approval.

Our two membership meetings in August and September are the largest membership meetings we have held in over 20 years. Thank you so much for attending and participating in HEA. Let's continue to build our collective voice.

You may have noticed that in your September pay stub the new salary schedule is being implemented this month! Our payroll/HR department worked extra to make that happen. Robin Nading, in particular, worked many extra hours to see this through. We appreciate her extra efforts and all staff involved in making this happen for all HEA members.

Welcome Back to A New School Year!

We hope your summer was relaxing and that you're refreshed and ready to take on the most important work there is -- teaching students.

As you go through the year, remember that the Highline Education Association is all of us. HEA represents nearly 1,450 educators, counselors, library media specialists, and educational specialists employed in the Highline School District as certificated non-supervisory employees. Our mission is to advance the rights of the members and utilize our individual and collective power to provide leadership in public education by advocating, educating, organizing and empowering our members.

HEA leadership and representatives protect your rights under the contract, advocate on your behalf, assist you in resolving conflicts, answer your questions, and give you support. In addition, we publish newsletters and informational brochures on a variety of topics, offer training opportunities, and provide you with educational and personal resources.

We encourage you to read the HEA newsletters for information on upcoming activities and events, changes to benefits, and reminders of important deadlines, as well as legislation and the state of education in Washington state. The WEA Our Voice website is a great place for information as well.

HEA New Member Dinner

Welcome to HEA! Join us for our annual New Member Dinner. Learn about the benefits and opportunities of being a member of the Association. Meet and network with other new members.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 18
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Azteca (across the street from Central Office), 153 SW 157th St., in Burien
RSVP: Email Portia Robinson or call 206-246-4340

Freedom Foundation Protest

As you know, the Freedom Foundation works hard to encourage our union members to drop membership. Join the protest against the Freedom Foundation! On Friday, Sept. 28, a mass picket will be held against the Freedom Foundation's annual fundraiser banquet at the Bellevue Hilton Hotel, 300 112th Ave. S.E. The protest is being called from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. by Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS). Close to 50 labor and community organizations have endorsed the picket, including the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Martin Luther King County Labor Council; and Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Puget Sound Chapter.

HEA WEA-PAC Pizza and Politics

WEA-PAC Members, come and join us on Oct. 23 for a night of Pizza and Politics. We will have the chance to educate our local representatives on the critical issues impacting our jobs and our families with an important legislative session on the horizon.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: LiUNA -- Laborers' International Union of North America Local 242, 22323 Pacific Hwy S., in Des Moines.
RSVP: Email Portia Robinson to let us know if you're coming.

Click here for details.

Help Elect Pro-Public Education Candidates this Fall

The power of showing up on someone's doorstep to say that you're a teacher and their vote impacts you and your students is real. It flipped the Senate last year when more than 600 WEA members swarmed the 45th Legislative District for Sen. Manka Dhingra. This is why we saw funding for McLeary and an increase to our salaries! Our union solidarity is hard to beat when we all show up. Legislative races in the 5th and 48th need our help. We are looking for volunteers to doorbell on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 in Redmond and on Oct. 27 in Issaquah. The script is easy to follow, the voters are mostly friendly, and the food trucks at the end are delightful! Wear red and invite your friends!

LD 48 for Sen. Patty Kuderer -- Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: 8151 164th Ave. NE, in Redmond

LD 5 for Lisa Callan/Bill Ramos -- Sat., Oct. 27, 10 .am. – 12:30 p.m. Location: 1320 NW Mall St., Suite E, in Issaquah

Please contact Elizabeth Beck to sign up.

Training Opportunities

Northwest Teacher for Social Justice Conference
"Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools"
Saturday, Oct. 20
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220

HEA will sponsor the registration fee for members attending this conference. Contact Portia Robinson if you're interested.

WEA Human & Civil Rights Conference
The Annual HCR training will be in November. HEA will support members who would like to attend this great training. Look for details in the near future! 


Sept. 27, 2018

In this Issue  

* CBA Update/Vote
* Welcome Back
* Freedom Foundation Protest
* HEA New Member Dinner
* HEA WEA-PAC Pizza and Politics
* WEA-PAC Doorbelling
* Training Opportunities 

HEA ROCKS Team at Brat Trot -- FRIDAY morning deadline

Interested in the Highline Foundation Brat Trot? Join the HEA ROCKS team! HEA will sponsor up to 50 members to participate in the Brat Trot. It would be great to see a RED HEA TEAM on the course. Wear your HEA T-shirt while running/walking the Brat Trot.

If you are interested in participating on the HEA ROCKS TEAM, use this link.

1. Select "Join a Team," sign the waiver and push "continue."
2. Select the "Highline Education Association" Team from the drop-down menu.
Should select "Burien Brat Trot 5K" as the sub event and push "continue."
3. On the next screen, fill in your registrant information. The next field is "Promo Code." It should be pre-populated with "HEARocks."
However, if it is not, please type it in there.
4. Select your T-shirt size and then select "continue." When you get to the next screen it should show the event fee as $37 and the promotional code as -$37 for a total cost of $0. Confirm your registration.
This code will be in place until Thursday, Sept. 27.

We still have spots on the HEA ROCKS Team!

On the Web
Visit our HEA website. Direct URL is www.highlineea.org

Contact Us

Sue McCabe

HEA President
206-246-4340, Ext. 26

Portia Robinson

Administrative Assistant
206-246-4340, Ext. 21

Elizabeth Beck

WEA UniServ Rep
206-246-4340, Ext. 25

Did you change your name or address?

If you moved or your name changed over the summer, please take a moment to notify us. We try to keep our membership records as up-to-date as possible and we want you to be assured of receiving all of our publications in a timely manner. Contact Portia Robinson in the HEA office. 

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