Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of November 28, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by President Chapman. The Flag salute followed with the reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected. (Motions made by delegate Peg Chrisman should have IBEW77 after the name.)
M/(Sells, EEA.UTE772) S/ (Boschok, IAM751F) to seat the delegates who were present. Neil Sidhu, IBEW 191 was sworn in as a delegate.
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the Executive Board meeting and actions of November 20, 2007. The Board looked at 2008 priorities and agreed to pursue a Solidarity Grant with the AFLCIO for 2008 to help with elections. He gave a recap of the COPE activity in 2007 and how endorsed candidates fared. On the siting of a new university for the area, the Board recommended support the NBBJ report from the state that recommended the Everett Transit site as the number spot for location, followed by Marysville, the Everett Riverfront and Lake Stevens in that order. It was M/S (Exec Bd) to concur with the Executive Board recommendation to support the NBBJ report and the Everett Transit station as the number 1 site. The Board also agreed to dues for 2007 in the Washington Fair Trade Coalition of $100.00. The staff contract with Teamsters 38 was also approved.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F, reported on a new subcontractor to a Boeing subcontractor organized in the Spokane area. It is a unit of 120 new members. Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191 reported that the local is looking for licensed electricians. They are building a database for house calling.
Contract Negotiations Bill Wickline, IATSE 15 noted that 7 years ago the local signed 27 contacts. They are now up to 51. They will be entering negotiations with the Everett Events Center for the 13 technicians that they represent. He also mentioned the informational picket that they had on the Events Center recently. Geoffrey Crofoot, IFPTE 17, reported that they have a tentative offer from the Snohomish County Health District that substantially improves health care benefits. Steve Chandler, IBT38 reported on the ratification of the grocery contracts in the area. Christine Brydges, ATU 1576, reported the on-going negotiations with Community Transit.
Nominations for the following offices for two year terms were opened. The following nominations were made:
Nominations will be open at the January meeting
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Puget Sound Labor Agency, Suzanne Moreau previewed the PSLA Holiday raffle.
Judy Neumann, IAM751F presented a $1,000.00 check to the PSLA Operation Shortfall in memory of her husband, Sgt At Arms, Bob Neumann.
Liz Loomis, Candidate for 44th District, House seat appointment discussed her campaign for the seat, and her support from other representatives.
Darrell Chapman, Candidate for the 21st District, House appointment reported on his activities in seeking the seat, and noted that he is also preparing to run for election.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:41 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1355: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 130: David Volkmann
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Don Shove
IAM 751E: Guerdon Ellis
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Grace Holland, Garth Luark, Judy Neumann
IATSE 15: John Lammon, Bill Wickline
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Travis Patterson
IBT 38: Tami Brady, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Samantha Kantak, Rick Olson
IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, David Simpson
UBC 562: John Noble, Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 44: No Delegate
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem, Rennie Sawade
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
SPEEA: Mark Moshey, Bob Rommel
Liz Loomis, Candidate for 44th House
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA