Minutes of March 28th 2018 SCLC Delegates Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 6:01 PM by President Jason Redrup. The PresidentÕs message was read and the Pledge of Allegiance was held.
Minutes from the February meeting were approved.
The following people were present to be sworn in as delegates:
Robert Jones IAM 751C
Tara McIntosh OPEIU 8
Paul Schubert IAM 751A
Troy Stansel-Garner AFSCME 1020
Dale Gartrell UBC 70
Dan Murphy AFSCME 1020
Vice President Doug Scott conducted the swearing in.
Stephanie Thomas, United Way Labor Liaison:
Stephanie spoke about the Wellness fair; which is being co-sponsored by the Labor Advisory Committee, and they are need volunteers. The wellness fair is May 5th.
Steve Kofahl & Jackie Boschok; Washington Alliance for retired Americans:
Steve shared that the alliance is the official AFL-CIO retiree organization with over 4.4 million members. Steve added they are interested in starting a chapter in Snohomish County. Jackie added they are a volunteer organization trying to grow their network not to raise money but to raise seniorÕs voices. She also added that they need our help; emphasizing they work to reconnect retirees with their Union.
Jesse introduced himself and stated that he was running for the state Senate in the 32nd district. He added that he is currently the deputy Mayor for the City of Shoreline and worked as a Public Defender. He added that as a Public defender he was a member of SEIU 925 and his grandfather was a Union organizer in lower Manhattan around the turn of the century. Jesse stated that he understands quite well the importance of organized labor and the influence it has had on his family and life. He added he was concerned about the Janus decision and the effects it will have on public sector jobs and that it shouldnÕt be call right to work but right to freeload. Jesse thanked us for our time.
A five minute break was taken to allow the delegates to talk to the guests.
Secretary Treasurer Kelley reported on the meeting that was scheduled with the Everett School district. The school district is interested in providing more education on trade jobs and is interested in pursuing this with us. Another meeting was scheduled and held today with the School District and several building trade Unions. After some very good discussion we are going to pursue a trade day for High School counselors. Counselors are well equipped with preparing students for college but lack the exposure to the trade schools and apprenticeship programs available because their own personal experience is college.
Leonard reminded that the Trade UP events at Cascade and Marysville High school are coming up and we need volunteers.
He gave a report on the class that was taught by Mark McDermott and asked for comments from the delegates who participated.
Secretary Treasurer Kelley commented on the economy, mentioning that the number of public school children living in what is classified as the low income range has grown from 38% to 51% over the last 13 years.
He gave an update on the Barbecue that is scheduled to be held on May 1st (which is the original Labor Day). Kelley added that they are continuing to work the Labor Day parade; the parade committee met earlier before the meeting and is in the process of scheduling a meeting with the City of Everett.
He reminded the delegates that next month we will be conducting our annual workers memorial service to honor workers who have lost their life on the job. The service will be on April 25th at 5:00 pm at the WorkerÕs Monument located at County Courthouse.
Lastly, he gave an update on the COPE process and encouraged unions that do not have representation on the board to send someone to participate. The first date set for interviews is May 7th at 8:30 AM.
A resolution was presented that was sent by the State Labor Council, the resolution stated that any person running for office that accepts funds from the NRA would not receive the Labor CouncilÕs endorsement. The resolution came before the body with no recommendation from the executive board and required a 2/3 vote to pass. After much discussion a vote was held and failed. It was acknowledged that we all still love each other.
A recommendation from the Executive board was presented to the delegates to endorse the following candidates for public office:
Mike Sells State LD 38th District
June Robinson State LD 38th District
John McCoy State Senate 38th Distict
Marko Liias State Senate 21st District
Strom Peterson State LD 21st District
John Lovick State LD 44th District
A vote was taken to endorse all that was presented and passed unanimously.
Reports of Unions
Tom McConnell, IATSE 15: Reported on the issues facing them with regards to the selling of Xfinity arena and the closing of Key Arena affecting their work. He added they might be coming to us for support.
Paul Schubert, IAM751A: Reported on an organizing campaign for 142 employees at UTC, he added they have overwhelming support and will be conducting a vote yes campaign. He added another vote was taken at UTC Landing Gear to organize and it passed with 85%.
Jim DeCaro, IBEW 46: Reported they opened negotiations with an inside construction vote and had recently beat back and won a decertification vote with ATR.
Good of the order
Charlotte reported that there is an opportunity to get half price tickets to Silvertips playoff games.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 PM
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109 (Excused)
Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA
Janay Jagar, AFSCME 1811CA (Excused)
Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA (Excused)
Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020
John Sainz, ATU 1576
Spencer Burris, IAM 751A
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
Wes Heard, IAM 751A
Michael Hill, IAM 751C
Gary Naple, IAM 751C
Howard Carlson, IAM 751F
Regina Fountain, IAM 751F
Denise Strike, IAM 751F
Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F
Tom McConnell, IATSE 15
James DeCaro, IBEW 46
Christine Reid, IBEW 77
Nicole Reedy, IBEW 77
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89
Karen Tegard, IBEW 89 (Excused)
Christian Eaglehead, IBEW 191
Gary Kemp, IBEW 191 (Excused)
Tammi Brady, IBT 38 (Excused)
Steven Chandler, IBT 38 (Excused)
Debbie Gath, IBT 38
Mike Raughter, IBT 38 (Excused)
Daryn Wilbur, IBT 38 (Excused)
Michael Boe, IBT 117
Debi Humann, IBT 763
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302
Tony Zempel, IUOE 302
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292
Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292
Larry Montgomery, LIUNA 292(Excused)
Bob James, NALC 791 (Excused)
Chris Kelly, NALC 791
Sue OÕConnor-Prilliman, OPEIU 8
James Gillan, SPEEA 2001
Susanne Murphy, SPEEA 2001
Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA 2001
David Simpson, SPEEA 2001(Excused)
Kenneth Ware, SPEEA 2001
Fidencio Velasco, UBC 70
Riley Fay, UBC 70