Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of May 28, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Redrup. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
á IAFF 46: Jason Brock
á ATU 883: Steve Oss
á IBEW 191: Randall Reynolds
á IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton
á OPEIU 8: Jennifer Greff, Laura Moreno, Sue OÕConnor Prilliman, Adam Thornton, Addley Tole, Jr.
á SPEEA: Kenneth Ware
No new delegates were present to be sworn in.
Remy Stephanson Leonard, Candidate for Snohomish County District Court Judge, Everett Division, Pos. 1 spoke about her educational background which included a law degree preceded by a degree in political science. Her job experience included serving as a judge pro tem and teaching at both Everett Community College and Trinity Lutheran.
Anthony Howard, Candidate for Snohomish County District Court Judge, Everett Division, Pos. 1 spoke to his personal history and experience in private practice as an attorney. He has been a public defender in Snohomish County and presided over hundreds of cases as a court commissioner. He noted that he was the Ògo toÓ person for search warrants in the county.
David Ericson, Snohomish County Fire District 1-911 Memorial, spoke on a 911 memorial being planned in north Snohomish County. It will contain a piece from ground zero that weighs 2,080 lbs. Currently, they are doing well in fundraising, but are seeking expertise from trades to help with the construction.
Ross Rieder and Ron McGaha presented information and artifacts on the Everett Massacre in preparation for a centennial event in 2016. David Dilgard from the Everett Public Library gave some background on artists who did posters after the event.
A 5 minute break followed by delegates to speak with guests.
SECRETARY-TREASURER/STATE OFFICER/STAFF REPORT
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, Membership Education Chair gave an update on the committee looking at a project for community outreach to educate about unions and possible organizing potential. They are working on finalizing details. He also noted that sign-ups for Working America would be part of it. He passed out surveys for the Labor Education Center, and asked delegates to fill them out.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—No new reports
Contract Negotiations—IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported that the latest Frontier offer was turned down by an 81% vote. They are back at the table. IBT 117, Michael Boe gave an update on Department of Corrections negotiations. IBEW 191, Darrel McLaughlin said that negotiations with Communications contractors was going better. IBT 38, Steve Chandler updated the delegates on the UPS contract which will have retroactivity, a 70 cent raise. Part timers will get better health care.
Other Local Activity—IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported that Ray Egelhoff will not be returning to the local. Matt Carroll has been appointed as the local business manager. She noted that she has been elected President of the local. IBEW 191, Darrel McLaughlin reported that ballots for the local election in the mail. He expected the results would bring some changes in the make-up of the Board of the local.
Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the COPE Screening Committee recommendations for local candidates. As a result the following motions were passed:
M/S/C to endorse Ty Trenary for Snohomish County Sheriff
M/S/C to rate Kristen Olbrecht well qualified for Snohomish County District Court, Cascade Division, Pos. 1 Judge
M/S/C to rate Remy Stephanson Leonard well qualified for Snohomish County District Court, Everett Division, Pos. 1 Judge
M/S/C to rate Anthony Howard well qualified for Snohomish County District Court, Everett Division, Pos. 1 Judge
Nominations to fill unexpired Board terms for Sgt At Arms and Trustee 5 were opened. The following nominations were made:
Sgt. At Arms
Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Ann Seabott, Wash Tech—United Way Labor Committee reported on upcoming United Way focus groups looking at the issue of what kind of community we would like to live in. She gave an update on the Peanut Butter Drive for the food banks being led by the Labor Committee. They would be having a press event at the Snohomish County campus on Thursday, May 29th at noon to hand over the peanut butter to the V.O.A. They have collected about 1,500 lbs of peanut butter for the food banks. Michael Boe, IBT 117, reported that the Senator Murray Golden Tennis Shoes event was tomorrow for those wishing to attend. Lester Mullin, IAM 751A, noted that the 3rd Annual Car Show will be held August 16th. This helps raise funds for Guide Dogs of America. He also mentioned the on-going local Town Halls being held for members. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 asked delegates to write down information on the Radio Labor Journal which is the 3rd Monday of the month on KSER, 90.7 FM. He indicated he is open to involvement of others and could use some help with the program. Leonard Kelley, Jacklyn Rae and Allyn Triezenberg were thanked for the set up this evening and the food preparation.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772:, Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1828: Micah Gaston
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751F: Tina Wilson
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Steven Chandler, 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: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey, Mark Riker
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Sandy Hastings, Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, John Lynn, Bob Rommel, Kenneth Ware
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SPEEA: David Simpson
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Conor Casey, Labor Archives of Washington Uof W
David Dilgard, Everett Public Library
Bronco Erickson, SCFDI – 911 Memorial
Anthony Howard, Candidate Snohomish County Dist. Court, Pos. 1
Remy Stephanson Leonard, Candidate Snohomish County Dist.Court, Pos. 1
Ross K. Reider, AFT 8045, OPEIU 8, PNLHA