Oct. 1, 2013
Dear AMEA member,
I would like to first thank you for taking the time to complete a negotiations survey. We are reviewing the surveys to determine your priorities for this year’s negotiations. Heading into negotiations, I am pleased to announce we will have OCEA General Counsel Don Drozd serve as our lead negotiator. In addition to Don, the entire AMEA Executive Board and other OCEA staff members will be present at the bargaining table.
Additionally, we are also pleased to announce that four members of the AMEA Board of Directors have been chosen to participate in negotiations: Tracy Nolan, Fire Department; Michelle Irwin, Police Department; Steve Roberts, Building Department; and Joe Purtell, Library. These individuals have negotiations experience and have been involved with AMEA in many of our efforts to protect your jobs, strengthen your family’s security and preserve the middle class.
We are tentatively looking at the end of October to begin negotiations. Please stay tuned for updates as this is a very crucial time for you to remain informed. Remember—we are only as strong as we are unified!