Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO
Minutes of the Meeting of January 26, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM at the Teamsters 38 Hall, 2601 Everett Avenue, by President Chapman. The pledge of allegiance followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
AFSCME 113: Brian O’Leary, Joyce Peter
AFSCME 948: Cindy Hallstrom, Randy Kurtz, Robin Windhausen
IAFF 2694: Todd Cole
IAM 160: Kyle Kuntz, Shawn Unger
IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff
Iron Workers 86: Dave Chase
IUPAT DC #5: Doug Wagner
SEIU 6: Joan Bethel, Debbie Foley
Teamsters 763: Jason Powell
None of the new delegates listed were present, and the President requested that the Secretary-Treasurer contact the locals about those listed as being delegates. Some of them have been listed for several months.
Bill Wickline, State Employees 15, discussed the informational picket that went on this evening at the Everett Events Center before the Cher concert. Essentially, it stems from the Public Facilities District not recognizing the union contract that Global Spectrum has on the national level with IATSE. Organizing for the audio visual workers is continuing.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells referred the delegates to the minutes of the Executive Board of January 18, 2005, which discussed the IATSE 15 informational picket, the 2005 budget, and Labor Temple parking issues. The Secretary-Treasurer also read the thank you letter from the Martin Luther King, Jr. community commemoration committee.
Puget Sound Labor Agency/Snohomish County Director Suzanne Moreau discussed the money raised at the recent holiday raffle. They were also raising money off the parking this evening from the Cher concert at the Everett Events Center.
The Community Services Committee is recommending a contribution of $250.00 to this year’s community Meth Summit. It was M/S/C to concur.
Organizing: Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105, noted that the focus is currently on Wal Mart, and efforts to keep it out of the Stanwood community.
It was M/S/C to elect the following slate of officers by acclamation.
Organizing: Teamsters 38, Leonard Kelley reported that the scan co-coordinators at Albertsons had signed cards for union representation. It was 100%. He is also working on north end DHL drivers. They have also filed a petition for Larry’s Market delivery drivers. He also had sign ups available for those who were willing to do sign waving with regards to the Wal Mart campaign.
Contract Negotiations: UFCW 1105, Paul Quaintance, reported that Bay area grocery store contracts had been settled.
IAM 751A, Bruce Spalding, IAM District Lodge Secretary-Treasurer, reported they were preparing for their negotiations with the Boeing Company. They were currently surveying their members. Health care and pensions seem to be coming up as priority issues, along with some attacks on seniority.
Representative Mike Sells, 38th District, gave delegates an update on activity in Olympia with regards to labor issues. He noted that apprenticeship utilization on public projects would, more than likely, pass quickly out of the House. He mentioned the Governor’s race and needed election reform, as well as concerns with retroactivity on the industrial insurance fund.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
From Washington State Labor Council, AFL/CIO
From Local Unions and Councils
AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper
AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz
AFT 772: Mike Sells
ATU 1576: Dick McManus
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Bruce Spalding
IAM 751C: Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Duanne Roope
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 46: Bill Mirand
IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Tami Brady, Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson
ILWU 32: Ron Medcalf
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Rex Martin, Rodolfo Zavala
NALC 791: Bob James
National Writers Union:
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Joe Lake, Larry Marrell, Bob Rommel
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Paul Quaintance, Arthur Rice,
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751A: Don Shove
IAM 751C: Dave Brueher
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBEW 191: Jeff Seibert
IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Barry Lund, Gary Schmitt
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
SEIU 925: Tania Rosario
SPEEA: Steven Bish, Mark Moshay, Kurt Schuetz
UFCW 1001: Charles Primm
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Lynda Rice