Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of January 22, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Darrell Chapman. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
Š ATU 883: Steve Oss, Rick Swartz
Š IAFF 46:Jason Brock, Matt Demiter
Š IAFF 1828: Micah Gaston, AJ Johnson
Š IBEW 191: Randall Reynolds
Š IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton
Š OPEIU 8: Jennifer Greff, Laura Moreno, Sue O’Connor Prilliman, Adam Thornton, Addley Tole, Jr.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Matt Demiter IAFF 4; Rick Swartz ATU 883; AJ Johnson, Micah Gaston IAFF 1828 were sworn in.
Ian Nelson, United Way Tax Campaign Manager spoke on the United Way free tax preparation program for lower wage earners. Refunds usually arrive in 7 – 10 days. Program has 73% very satisfied and last year helped over 300 people.
The meeting was recessed for 5 minutes for guests to leave. Following that, non-delegates were excused from the meeting. Meeting was reconvened.
Leonard Kelley, Member Education and Community Outreach, reported on the Member Education Committee and ask for volunteers for 2014.
He also reported on the conference call with Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President. Topics included stopping Fast Track and raising the federal minimum wage.
Lisa Pau, Washington Labor Education Center, spoke on trainings to stop “Right to Work” and developing our coordinated campaign because the proponents will have a very coordinated campaign. She also addressed the issue of wage theft.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Reports—No Reports.
Contract Negotiations—Theresa Johnson, IBEW 89: In negotiations with Frontier Communications. They will be voting on a very poor contract offer.
Jim Imhoff, AFSCME 113: In negotiations with City of Everett and are currently working without a contract. City is targeting their medical.
Matt Demiter, IAFF 46: They opened negotiations last June, did not receive COLA for 2 years and after fighting the city finally received it. City is also going after their medical.
Rick Swartz, ATU 883: They are in a prolonged battle with City of Everett. Going to arbitration. Medical is also a target this year.
Other Local Activities: Theresa Johnson, IBEW 89: The local is holding a caucus to promote people of color and women in their organization.
Nominations were read for Executive Board. No new nominations were added and the body accepted the nominees by acclamation.
Incoming President Jason Redrup, IAM 751A was presented the gavel by outgoing President Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191. Jason thanked Darrell for his years of service as president and stated that he had some big shoes to fill.
Vice President Jason Redrup, IAM 751 A, made a motion to have the SCLC Executive Board send a letter to Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson addressing the Labor Council’s concerns with the status of these negotiations. Motion was seconded and passed.
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Ann Seabott, United Way Labor Committee, WashTech, reported on preparing for the Letter Carriers Food Drive, to be held on May 10th this year. She kicked off the SCLC Peanut Butter Drive in conjunction with the food drive. Peanut Butter is the most requested item at area food banks and is no longer subsidized by the Federal Government. The SCLC will be collecting jars of peanut butter at the March, April and May meetings. Ann noted that Jiff is a union made peanut butter.
Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, KSER Radio Labor Journal, spoke on the need for contributions to purchase new equipment.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 PM
Leonard Kelley, Trustee
Secretary-Treasurer Mike Sells, AFT 772 was excused as the Legislature is in session.
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: AFT 1873:
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: Rick Swartz
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 46: Matt Demiter
IAFF 1828: Micah Gaston, Rob Gullickson
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAFF 4118: AJ Johnson
IAM 130: Ron Harrell, David Volkmann
IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IBEW 77: Arlene Cunningham
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5: Jim Mudd
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Suzanne Kamiya-Harding
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott
AFT 772: Mike Sells
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Ian Nelson, United Way Tax Campaign Manager