Minutes of September 27th SCLC Delegates Meeting


The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM by President Jason Redrup. The pledge of allegiance was held and the presidentÕs message was read.

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. The Motion passed a vote of the body.


Wesley Heard from IAM 751A was present. A motion was made and seconded to seat Wesley as a delegate. The motion passed and Wesley Heard was sworn in.


Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, stated that in 1978 she joined the Teamsters, she was 16 and still has her membership card, and because of that she is here tonight to announce her retirement. She added October 6th would be her last day. She added that family wage jobs are important and so is being a community partner. Betty said in the 3 years she has been here, the Labor Council delegates have been great. They have stepped up with their dollars and their time. She added itÕs been a wonderful thing and she wanted to thank us for that.

Betty introduced Kay Fantin and Allison Warren Barbour; CEO United Way of Snohomish County. Kay stated she was the daughter of a 40 year Teamster and looked forward to working with and continuing the good work we have done together. Allison said she was sorry to see Betty go but that she has earned it. Allison added that she wanted to assure us that the relationship between the Labor Council and United Way was very important to them. Allison said they are moving into a different plan, concentrating on kids from birth to age 8 and their families that are struggling. She thanked us for our partnership. Betty added that toy collection for Toys for Tots starts now!!


Secretary Treasurers Report

Secretary Treasurer Leonard Kelley reported that IATSE 793 which just got its first contract with the audio tech employees at Xfinity just affiliated with the Labor Council.

Kelley stated that he was asked to speak at an AFSMCE membership meeting to give a report on what the labor council does. He added that he would be more than happy to speak at any of the affiliates General Membership meetings.

Leonard also reported on emails that were sent to local mayors from the Freedom Foundation asking them to implement policies that allow for open viewing of contract negotiations by the public. He stressed the importance of supporting Labor and working family friendly candidates at all the local levels.

President Jason Redrup added that if anyone would like to be part of the screening process for endorsing candidates to please let us know.

Reports of Unions

Susanne Murphy SPEEA; reported that the Emerging Leaders Conference was coming up and there is still time to register and fliers are by the door.

Bob James NALC; reported that they have ratified their National Contract by 16-1 ratio.

Eric Wiseman AFCME; said that this time of year with school starting and Halloween is a high accident time of year and to be mindful.

Debbie Gath Teamsters 38; reported she attended the public hearing on Initiative 1433, she added that L & I has designated staff that are paid sick leave outreach specialist and will come to businessÕs and explain  to employees the new sick leave laws that take effect January 1 .

Debbie added that the Sound Transit investigative committee was coming to Everett on October 5th at the Everett School District Admin Building.

Cynthia Robson SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW; reported that negotiations are not going anywhere and they took a strike vote and it passed overwhelmingly. She asked we come to their Candle Light Vigil being held after the meeting to show support of these workers.

Doug Scott LIUNA 292; reported that Brother Jim Smith passed away on August 25th a day after our last meeting. Doug emphasized JimÕs passion for Radio Labor Journal and dedication to the labor movement. A moment of silence was held in honor of Jim Smith.

New Business

COPE endorsements:

A recommendation to endorse Sara Kneller for Mukilteo City Council came to the body from the COPE Committee. The recommendation comes with a motion and a second; a vote was held and passed.

A recommendation to endorse Karen Guzak for Mayor of Snohomish came to the body from the COPE Committee. The recommendation comes with a motion and a second; a vote was held and passed.

A recommendation for a dual endorsement of Judy Tuohy and Cassie Franklin for City of Everett Mayor came to the body from the COPE Committee. The recommendation comes with a motion and a second; after some discussion a vote was held and passed.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:46 PM

Respectfully submitted

Leonard Kelley Secretary Treasurer.






Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493

Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109

Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA

Terry Van Wyck, AFSCME 1811CA

Steve Nelson, AFSCME 1020

Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020

John Sainz, ATU 1576 (Excused)

Spencer Burris, IAM 751A (Excused)

Brian Butler, IAM 751A

Mark Clark, IAM 751A (Excused)

Joel Hetland, IAM 751A

Jason Redrup, IAM 751A

Steven Morrison, IAM 751A

Michael Hill, IAM 751C

Denise Strike, IAM 751F

Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F

Tom McConnell, IATSE 15

James DeCaro, IBEW 46 (Excused)

Nicole Reedy, IBEW 77 (Excused)

Christine Reid, IBEW 77

Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89

Karen Tegard, IBEW 89

Tammi Brady, IBT 38

Debbie Gath, IBT 38

Michael Boe, IBT 117

Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302

Robert Rahkonen, IUPAT DC 5

Doug Scott, LIUNA 292

Bob James, NALC 791

Kathy Pierson, PTE 17

John Shannon, SEIU 1199NW

Cynthia Robson, SEIU 1199NW

Susanne Murphy, SPEEA 2001

Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA 2001

Fidencio Velasco, UBC 70

Riley Fay, UBC 70

Charlene Rawson, Wash Tech/CWA

Ed Triezenberg, Wash Tech/CWA