Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting January 25, 2006
The meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM by Vice President Boschok. Chris Glenn, SPEEA/IFPTE 2001 was appointed to serve in the Vice President’s Chair. The meeting purpose was read followed by the Flag salute. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
Steve Hobbs discussed a potential candidacy for the State Senate in the 44th District.
Congressman Rick Larsen, 2nd District, stopped by to talk with the delegates about upcoming legislation. They are going back into session after six weeks off. He noted the messy ethics, lack of open government and honest leadership currently in Washington, D.C. He wants to concentrate on jobs that pay family wage levels.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that Executive Board members had met on January 4th to discuss this year’s focus and budget. Due to absences there was no quorum.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Chris Glenn, IFPTE 2001 reported that the committee had met and discussed a sub committee for a budget. They also looked at a slate of officers, meeting times, events they might like to sponsor. They are concerned about the continued viability of Solidarity Night, and venues for awards.
Quaintance, UFCW 21, noted that they would be meeting again in March after the
legislative session is over. He discussed the problem of Wal Mart using
millions of dollars of taxpayer money to subsidize health care for employees. He
thanked the Secretary-Treasurer for setting up the hearing on Wal Mart for
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that all offices up for election for two year terms were unopposed at this time. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot. The following individuals were elected for two year terms:
President: Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191
Trustee #3: Ed Triezenberg, UBC 562
REPORTS OF UNIONS
UFCW 21, Paul Quaintance reported on a Winco that is being planned for Marysville.
UFCW 21, Paul Quaintance reported that the Macy’s contract comes up soon.
Carpenters 562, Dean Running reported on showing apprentices the Wal Mart movie
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Representative Mike Sells, 38th District, updated delegates on activity in the House regarding labor bills.
Dear Running, UBC562, discussed the Building Trades outreach to school districts regarding apprenticeship utilization.
The chair reminded the delegates that AFSCME 1811PA delegate Dave Kurtz had recently been appointed as a Superior Court Judge.
Paul Quaintance, UFCW 21, noted the turnout of 130 UFCW members in Olympia around the Fair Share issue.
Ed Triezenberg, UBC 562, noted that the wife of Jerry Otis, who runs the RAMP program recently had a cancerous tumor removed. He will not be available for building ramps for awhile. He also noted that a 5th anti union member has been appointed to the NLRB by President Bush. He was a union busting lawyer. Friday, they will be talking with Superintendents regarding apprenticeship utilization.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 PM
AFSCME 948: Cindy Hallstrom, Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
IAM 130: David Volkmann
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann,
IAM 751C: Gregory Powell, Rod Sigvartson
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Jeff Seibert
IBT 38: Larry Buoy,
ILWU 32: Ron Medcalf
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Dan O’Connor, Rodolfo Zavala
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SPEEA: Chris Glenn,
UBC 562: John Noble, Dean Running, Don Sorenson, Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance
AFSCME 1811JPD: David Kurtz
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751C: Dave Brueher, Hank Getchman
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Tami Brady, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Samantha