Rainier UniServ Council Summer 2015 Newsletter

Rainier UniServ Council Fall 2015 Newsletter
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UniServ? What's a UniServ?


The National Education Association UniServ (United Service) Program was started in 1970 to provide assistance to local associations to help with collective bargaining, defense of member rights, political action, and other matters.  Washington Education Association is composed of 21 UniServ Councils statewide, including our own Rainier UniServ Council.

Rainier has two large certificated locals, three classified units, and two higher education locals. More information about these groups is located under the Association Information heading, using the drop-down menu.

Where are we?

The Rainier UniServ Council is located near Southcenter Mall, on Andover Park West. The Council represents a diverse group of members, including two large K-12 locals, an ESD classified unit, faculty at two community colleges, a school district classified unit, and a prof-tech unit.  We have a membership of close to 3,300 which is supported by two UniServ representatives and an associate staff person.

Our Mission:

"The mission of the Rainier UniServ Council is to engage, educate, organize, and empower members to advocate for themselves and their profession. We use our collective power to ensure excellent public schools for students, staff, and communities."

Our Vision:

"Leadership will aggressively pursue and communicate the interests of members in professional development, bargaining, political action and community organizing.  The link to WEA will be strengthened in order to provide the best services to members."

Council Meeting Dates:

November 5; January 28; March 10; and June 9.  Meetings are held at the Council office starting at 5:15 p.m. Meetings are open to members of the Council. Please call the office at 206-246-9308 if you would like to attend.

Council Events (contact the office at 206-246-9308 for more information):

Pre-Retirement Seminar - November 20-21
Educator Forum - December 3
At-Home meeting with Legislators - December 10
Re-Ignite Conference - January 9
PoliSparks - January 31-February 1
Sparks - February 5-7
Educator Forum - February 11
Educator Forum - April 14
Pre-Retirement Seminar - April 15-16

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Are you SURE you're a member?

In order to be a member of the WEA, you must fill out and sign a membership form.  We'd love to help you do that!  Just call our office at 206-246-9308.