Minutes of June 28th SCLC delegates meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Jason Redrup. The Presidents Message was read and the Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.
A motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting was made and the motion passed a vote of the body.
Riley Fay; Carpenters and Joiners 70, was present. A motion to seat the delegate was made and passed. Riley Fay was sworn in.
No guest were present
Secretary Treasurer Reports
Secretary Treasurer Kelley introduced Charlotte Murry, new office manager for the Labor Council. He added Charlotte comes from a Union family and will be a good addition to the Labor Council.
Leonard reminded the group that Solidarity Night is August 17th and fliers were available to post at their worksites and tickets would be available July 17th. He also announced that our regular July delegatesÕ meeting has been cancelled due to the WSLC convention.
Leonard then talked about the Labor CouncilÕs booths at the Mill Creek Festival (July 8th and 9th) and Festival of the River (August 12th and 13th) and the need for volunteers at both events. He added that it was important that we have information from all the affiliates on organizing, job training, and apprenticeships.
Reports of Unions
Jake Morgan, IBEW 77; reported that they had signed a 3 year contract with Snohomish County PUD and were pleased with the result.
Rob Gulickson, IAFF 1828; reported that after going 2 _ years they had finally settled.
Gary Kanter, AFM; announced that the farm workers union ratified their very first contract with Sakuma Brothers. He added their working conditions have vastly improved; things like cold drinking water and restrooms were given as examples.
Charlene Rawson, CWA; reported that the contract negotiations with AT&T are at a standstill.
Matt Miller, AFSCME Council 2; reported that they had been without a contract with the city of Mill Creek for 6 months and that they had just filed an unfair Labor Practice.
Sabrina Snow, SEIU 1199NW; reported that in their negotiations with Providence Homecare, the employer has refused to move off of their 1% pay increase proposal.
Christine Reid, IBEW 77; Reported on their contract negotiations.
Secretary Treasurer Kelley shared information on Proposition 1; it is endorsed by the Fire Fighters and comes to delegates with a motion and second to support from the Executive Board. After some discussion a vote was held and passed.
A recommendation from the COPE committee that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Terry Ryan for Snohomish County Council Position #3 was brought before the delegates. After much discussion a vote was held and passed to endorse Terry Ryan.
A recommendation from the COPE committee that comes with a motion and second to endorse Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for Edmonds City Council was brought before the delegates. A vote was held and passed unanimously.
A recommendation from the COPE committee that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Jason Call for Marysville City Council was brought before the delegates. A vote was held and passed.
A recommendation from the COPE committee that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Mohammed Khan, Mukilteo City Council was brought before the delegates. A vote was held and passed.
Good of the order
Joel Heltland, IAM 751 A; shared information on their Harley Ride thatÕs a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America.
Doug Scott, Laborers Local 292; gave an update on Jim SmithÕs recovery and added the radio station holding open the Labor Radio Journal time slot and we needed someone to step up and take it on.
Bob James, Letter Carriers 791; reported that they have a tentative agreement with the National USPS.
Gary Kanter, AFM; Gave a report on KSPR Radio stationÕs labor show and the need for contributions to keep it going, President Redrup advised him to put it in writing and submit it to the Executive Board.
Ed Triezenberg, Wash Tech; announced that the Carpenters Union was interested in selling their share of the Labor Temple. He added the Labor Temple is owned by several Unions with the Carpenters holding the most individual shares. He added Doug Scott from LaborersÕ 292 will be heading up the negotiations committee. Ed also added that other Unions could be interested in being part owners in order to keep the Labor Temple here.
Betty Welsh, United Way, WashTech; reported on Project Homeless Connect being held on July 20th. She added that there are 12,000 homeless people in Snohomish County so there is a need for volunteers.
Betty reported on the Underwear Drive and asked that we focus on 1-8 year olds, adding that is the largest age group of people that are homeless.
She added that there is hardship assistance forms in the back.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:56 PM