EM-O Negotiations Team Meeting

The first steps in formulating a plan

We need your input!

Watch for an email from our President Jay Anderson that will be clearly marked "survey." You should see this survey arrive in about a month. This is one of the ways you can let us (your team) know what matters most to you in this round of contract negotiations. This survey is anonymous and can be done from anywhere you have an internet connection (home, cabin, coffee shop, or the local library).

How can we learn from our past?

The team spent today's session going over the last round of contract talks, and learning from the past team. The previous team left us some advice and some possibilities for the next round (all based on your feedback, from the survey and personal conversations). The next important step for us is to attend the collective bargaining conference in January.

Get to Know Your Negotiations Team

Tracy Hahn

School: Park Center Senior High

Present Position: Business, Marketing & Information Technology Teacher

Years in 279: 12+ years

Union Experience:

Building representative (2007 to present)

MRA I-III Training
Lobby Days at the capital

District Experience:
District Business Education TAT – 12 years
District Computer Literacy TAT – 1 year
District Technology Coordination Committee – 5 years
PCSH Conference Committee – 5 years
PCSH Scholarship Committee – 1 year
PCSH Technology Committee – 10 years?
District Business Education Writing Teams

Steve Johnson

School: Osseo Junior High

Present Position: 9th Grade English

Years in 279: 24

Union Experience:

Building Rep

Executive Board (2 ½ terms)


LCAT Training

Negotiations Training

District Experience:

ATTPS Steering Committee

Department Chair

TAT Meetings

Paul Terry

School: Maple Grove Junior High

Present Position: 7-9 Music

Years in 279: 10

Union Experience:

LCAT Training


Member Rights Advocacy Training I, II, III

Negotiations Team

Building Rep

District Experience:

Team Leader

Various District Curriculum Writing Teams

Marshall Thompson

School: Park Center High School

Present Position: Math

Years in 279: 8

Union Experience:

Negotiations Training at Summer Seminar 2010 LCAT Training

Building Rep

Insurance Advisory Committee

Negotiator 2011-13

District Experience:

IB Middle Years Program Training Tennis Coach - PCHS

IB Training Standard Level Math

IB Training Higher Level Math

Math Textbook Selection Committee

Grading and Reporting Committee

Various Writing Committees

Annette Walen

Schools: Birch Grove, Willow Lane, Park Brook, Cedar Island

Present Position: Instructional Coach

Years in 279: 27

Union Experience:

Building Rep

ATPPS Steering Committee

Member Rights Advocacy Training I

Summer Seminar Participant

Lobby Days Participant—testified before Minnesota Senate Committee

Education Minnesota Representative Convention Delegate

Part of VIVA Collaborative on Teacher Evaluation, a joint effort of Education Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Education

Northwest Metro Legislative Representatives dinners -- attendee

District Experience:

TAT member: language arts, science, social studies

Team Leader at 3 buildings

Various District Curriculum Writing Teams

Data Teams

Wastebasket Revue

School Board Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd 2013 at 8pm

11200 93rd Avenue North

Maple Grove, MN

We are asking for staff to attend the January 22nd School Board Meeting. More details to follow from your Local Contract Action Team (LCAT).