Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of November 18, 2009
The meeting was called to order by President Chapman followed by the Flag salute. The chair read the meeting purpose, and that was followed by approval of the minutes of the previous meeting.
It was M/S/C to seat the delegates. Marcella Trucks, AFSCME 948; Lynn Burow, SPEEA-IFPTE 2001; Steve Horn, AFT 1873 were sworn in as delegates.
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT
Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the October 14, 2009 Executive Board meeting. The Board met and added endorsements in a couple other offices, and adopted a calendar for 2010. COPE donations were discussed, and a donation was made to the Kids Night Out for Disney on Ice. He also mentioned meetings with the County Executive on apprenticeship utilization issues, the December 2nd Open House that starts at 5 PM at the Labor Temple, Marysville Firefighter live fire demonstration, and changes for next yearís Solidarity Day at the AquaSox. For those delegates interested in following activities, he has opened a Facebook page.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
President Chapman handed the gavel over to Vice President Boschok and stepped down for a report
Organizing—IBEW 191, Darrell Chapman reported on large non-union electrical corporations coming into the area, and what the IBEW was working on to deal with it.
Contract Negotiations—No reports
Other Local Activity—Carpenters 562, Ed Triezenberg reported on a meeting with the County Executive regarding apprenticeship utilization and responsible bidder language being looked at for an ordinance. He thanked Travis Patterson of IBEW 191 for his work on it.
Nominations for the following offices were opened. President, Trustees 1, 3, 4, 5. The following nominations were made:
Nominations were closed by the chair, and a motion was made by Dan Christofferson, LIUNA 292, to cast a unanimous ballot. The Secretary-Treasurer noted that past practice has been to reopen nominations at the next meeting, and then vote. Patty Goins, AFSCME 1811CA requested a point of information as to whether a delegate needed to be present to accept a nomination, according to Roberts Rules of Order or the Constitution. Secretary Treasurer Sells stated that he did not believe it was required in the Constitution. After some discussion, Secretary-Treasurer Sells read the section of the Roberts Rules of Order regarding nominations and elections. While it did not state a delegate had to be present, it did say a motion to cast a unanimous ballot required a unanimous vote. The chair then ruled that nominations would be open at the next meeting as has been done in the past.
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Shannon Layer, UBC 562, Sisters in the Trades, reported on the November 21st and 22nd Disaster Response Training to be held at South Seattle Community College Duwamish Apprenticeship Campus.
Jim Kenny, Candidate for Snohomish County Prosecutor, thanked the Council for its rating of well qualified for that position.
Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020 reported on the fatal accident at Boeing in Kent. Details have yet to come out.
Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, reported on his recent trip to Texas for his brotherís funeral, and the ease of travel in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area due to the investment in roads and light rail.
Patty Goins, AFSCME 1811CA, thanked the Council for its support of the No-I-1033 campaign, and noted the work of AFSCME staff and members in manning the phone banks on it.
Toni Bohan, SEIU 925, discussed the need for affiliates to be involved in the COPE process
James Gillan, SPEEA-IFPTE 2001 reported on his recent uses of Community Transitís express busses in getting to a convention in Seattle. He also noted that at the convention a businessman from Atlanta felt that Boeing had bought a pig in a poke in its Charleston location. The infrastructure and necessary staffing is not there.
Suzanne Moreau reported on activity to help the widow of the slain Seattle law enforcement officer. Building trades will be working on some building needs for her Marysville home. She noted it was raffle time for the annual holiday raffle, and gave an update in response to question on the status of the Executive Director position at the PSLA, noting that Nancy Holland-Young had resigned due to health reasons.
Bob Rommel, SPEEA-IFPTE 2001 reported that the process for finding a new Puget Sound Labor Agency director is currently underway by the Board of Directors.
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported on work the local will be doing this weekend at Volunteers of America clearing out some shelving to help maximize storage area.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Marcy Trucks
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
AFT 1873: Steven Horn
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
GCIU 767M: Rebecca Penney
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Rick Olson
IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz, David Simpson
UBC 562: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 44: No Delegate
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Anna Bloomquist
AFSCME 1811: James Trefry
AFSCME 1811CA: Terry VanWyck
IBEW 191: Leonard Kelley
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings
Jim Kenny, Candidate for County Prosecutor
Shannon Layer, UBC 562, Sisters in the Trades