Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of March 26, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 6:00PM by President Redrup followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purposes. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
Š IAFF 46: Jason Brock
Š ATU 883: Steve Oss
Š IBEW 77: Jon Kubat, Jacob Morgan
Š IBEW 191: Randall Reynolds
Š IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Dustin Lambro, Darrin Norton
Š OPEIU 8: Jennifer Greff, Laura Moreno, Sue O’Connor Prilliman, Adam Thornton, Addley Tole, Jr.
Š SPEEA: Kenneth Ware, John Lynn
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. Jon Kubat, Jacob Morgan, IBEW 77 and John Lynn, SPEEA were sworn in as delegates
Mike Wilson, Candidate for the 44th Legislative District House seat, introduced himself to the delegates. He is currently a teacher at Cascade High School. He discussed his reasons for running, concerns for the future—particularly for education.
The meeting was recessed for 5 minutes to allow the guest to leave.
The meeting was reconvened at 6:40PM
SECRETARY TREASURER/STATE OFFICER/STAFF REPORTS
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the SEIU 1199NW informational picketing. The mental health workers represented by SEIU 1199NW have been in negotiations for 11 months, and have not had a raise since 2008. He also encouraged delegates to look at the web site for upcoming meeting information (http://www.snolabor.org) and the Official Snohomish County Facebook page for information on unions and activity.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, Member Education and Community Outreach Committee Chair reported meeting all day with over 200 students at Cascade High School. He was invited to talk with the social studies classes taught by Mike Wilson. He passed around a survey on possible classes that could be offered by the Washington State Labor Center. Delegates were asked to fill out the information to help with the planning of any classes. He also made available the new Washington Workers Rights booklet for those interested. The Education Committee has been meeting and discussing education projects in non-union areas.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—No new reports
Contract Negotiations—IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson reported that they had an 87% no vote on a tentative agreement with Frontier Communications. As a result, negotiations moved to the international level and a new tentative agreement has been reached, which will go to a vote. IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin reported on several contracts that will be going to negotiations soon or are in the process. AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof reported on the on-going negotiations with the City of Everett. He stated that the IAFF and ATU are going to binding arbitration at this point.
Other Local Activity—ATU 1576: Rich Jurkovic reported they had won a court case against Community Transit regarding the union member that sits on transit boards. It is a non-voting member position and CT interpreted the law to mean they would be excluded from Executive Session. The courts overturned the CT ruling. This was a 32 month process. He also reported on an arbitration win for a member, gaining back pay. SPEEA: Suzanne Kamiya Harding reported on her attendance at the Conference for a Prosperous American in Washington DC. The organization promotes bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. AFSCME Council 2: Matt Miller, new staffer at Council 2, was introduced.
Nominations were opened for Vice President. The following nominations were made:
Š Leonard Kelley, IBT 38
Š Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191
Nominations will be open at the April meeting with voting also taking place.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
A moment of silence was called for by Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020, and observed for the Oso landslide victims. Sandra Hastings, SPEEA, called for creating a local chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Her number for those wishing to get active is 425-346-3398. Ann Seabott, Wash Tech-United Way Labor Committee reported that the NALC food drive will be May 10th. She thanked past sponsors for the bags and noted the cost was $13,000 for all of the food drive activity the last time. Donations will be needed. They will also need volunteers to unload trucks at the Everett post office from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM. She stated they were also collecting dollars for the peanut butter drive and thanked IBT 117 and AFSCME Council 2 for their donations, as well as the delegates who brought over 80 pounds of peanut butter to the meeting for the food banks. She reported on the needs of the Oso landslide victims and where donations could be made. Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191, reported there would be candidate’s workshop on April 3rd. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, promoted the Radio Labor Journal which is heard the 3rd Monday of the month on KSER FM 90.7 at 6:30 PM.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:06 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109E: Sheryl Barker, Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl
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 1811PA: Tim Geraghty
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: Steve Oss, Rick Swartz
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1828: Rob Gulickson
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAFF 4118: A J Johnson
IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup, Brent Sanchez
IAM 751C: George Wilson
IBEW 77: Jon Kubat, Jacob Morgan, Jackie Rae, Nicole Reedy
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Damien Fisher, 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: Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Chris Kelly
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, Sandy Hastings, Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, Bob Rommel UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ann Seabott
ATU 1576: John Sainz
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn
NALC 791: Bob James
SPEEA: James Gillan, David Simpson
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade