Each bargaining unit's economic policy committee should be chosen on the basis of competence and continuity. In the opinion of many experts, it requires five years of experience to develop an effective member of the economic policy committee at the local level.
* The economic policy committee and the negotiating subcommittee must always observe their committee function. These committees cannot set economic policy for the bargaining unit. Once the economic policy committee has arrived at a set of economic objectives, it must ask the executive of the bargaining unit to call a meeting of the bargaining unit, which must approve any economic policy that the negotiating subcommittee plans to present to the school board.
* The economic policy committee is responsible for studying the labor and economic materials contained in various ATA publications and elsewhere and for recommending changes in the collective agreement for the bargaining unit to consider. A majority vote of those present at a properly called meeting of the bargaining unit is required before these recommendations are adopted as official bargaining unit policy.
* The economic policy committee should establish a negotiating subcommittee of preferably not more than three members. The personnel of this subcommittee should be selected with the utmost care because, in the final analysis, the whole success of the Association's efforts in respect of a particular bargaining unit turns on the ability and acceptability of the individual members of this subcommittee. In addition to possessing skills and experience, members of this subcommittee must command the respect of the board and the community.
EPC Chair(s) - Michelle Drapaka
EPC Chair Duties:
* Organize and call the necessary meetings (1 to 4 per semester).
* Survey membership to get input on concerns for the next contract.
* Organize and prioritize results of contract survey.
* Call general meeting to get approval of proposed items for contract.
* Attend teacher welfare area conference (TWAC) in Edmonton each February.
* Attend fall field services meeting in Edmonton.
* May be required to sit on Grievance Committee Hearings.
* Keep local council informed by attending monthly ATA meetings.
* Encourage each school to have representation on EPC.
NSC Chair - Will Baker
NSC Chair Duties:
* Organize dates and call the necessary negotiations meetings.
* Present negotiations updates at general meetings.
* Keep membership informed of any progress in negotiations.
* Create budget for negotiations.
* Communicate with the representative bargaining agent (RBA).
ATA Convention Representatives for NETCA - Jennifer Corkum and Melanie LeClair
Attend meetings locally
Generate ideas for workshop sessions.
Find hosts for sessions
Help at convention – introducing speakers, working at the registration desk.
Disseminate Convention information and booklets to the Local
Political Engagement Officer - Sara Sainio
1. Enhance teachers' political involvement
2. Serve as a liaison between the local and provincialassociation
3. Ensure support for political action at the local level
4. Attend provincially called meetings
5. Establish relationship between our local and MLA
6. Attend all Local Council Meetings
7. Be aware of advocacy and actions issues of the ATA at the Provinciallevel
8. Apply for political action grants as they are available
9. Cooperate with other organizations and bodies that have Albertaeducational aims and objectives in line with best interests of the Local
10. Promote teacher involvement in the politicalprocesses that affect teaching
11. Encourage teacher involvement in thepolitical decision-making processes that affect day-to-day life in the classroom
12. Arouse and increase public interest in theimportance of education and public knowledge in the aims of education,financial support for education, and other education matters
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