Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of June 29, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved with the following corrections: Under Nominations, the word negotiations should be replaced with nominations. Under nominations, the name Jim Gallard should by Jim Gillan.
· AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof and Dan Packard
· IAFF 46: John Gage
None of the delegates were present to be sworn in
Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Executive, thanked the COPE Committee for its endorsement recommendation. He went on to underscore the importance of Labor and how they are currently being attacked all across the country. He also gave an update on current budget situations.
Tara Goode, Washington State Nurses Association, reported on negotiations at Skagit Valley Hospital. They had over 200 people out at their rally last week, and 400 people showed up at the Board meeting. She felt there was a lot of support from the Labor community.
Jeff Johnson, Washington State Labor CouncilPresident,had just come from the Fair Trade rally in Seattle. He gave a briefing on what happened in the legislature with Workers Comp and the DES bill that does not allow state employees to compete for jobs that are being outsourced. He also reported on a 3 year private fundraising effort for the Labor Research Center at Seattle CC and to help the archives at the University of Washington.
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT
Secretary Treasurer Sells reported on the new guest policy requiring all guests wishing to speak before the SCLC to call in advance so they can be put on the agenda. Unless there is a special presentation, guests will be asked to keep any speaking to 3 minutes. Guest speakers will be included at the beginning of the agenda. At the end of the guest portion of the agenda, all guests will be excused so the delegates can conduct the business portions of the regular meeting. He also discussed the United Way situation, and noted that locals were requested to comment directly to the United Way Executive Director with any concerns regarding a new position that the United Way is creating. The Board voted to donate $200.00 to the Wisconsin AFL/CIO to help fight back on attacks on unions in that state and agreed to grant six months per capita dispensation to AWPPW 183 due to their budget situation.The Board will be working on an October 18th Social Security Event at Everett CC with the Washington Social Security Coalition. The COPE Screening Committee will be interviewing Monroe City Council candidates on July 8th beginning at 9:30 AM. There will be a Labor/Neighbor effort in Monroe in coordination with several Teamster locals after these endorsements are made.
An update on the recent state legislative session was also given by the Secretary-Treasurer in his capacity as a State Representative from the 38th Legislative District.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Reports—IAM 751F: Grace Holland reported on organizing in the Kent area. IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman reported on door to door contacts with non-union electricians.
Contract Negotiations—AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins reported they are in mediation. They would like the same health care package as that given to the Corrections Guild and the impact of furloughs. She asked for Labor Council support in being treated the same.
Other Local Activity—IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, gave an update on the current court rulings on the NLRB decision with regards to Boeing.
Nominations were reopened for Vice President. No further nominations were made. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for Jason Redrup, IAM 751A for Vice President.
Nominations were reopened for Trustee #1. RennieSawade, CWA 37083, was added to the nominations. It was M/S/C to close nominations. The chair appointed a Ballot Tally Committee and ballots were passed out and collected. Dan Christofferson, LIUNA was elected on a 16 to 8 vote.
The following COPE endorsement recommendations were presented to the Council and all passed in separate motions:
· Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Executive
· Cindy Portmann, Snohomish County Assessor
· John Lovick, Snohomish County Sheriff
· Stephanie Wright, Snohomish County Council, Pos. 3
· Shannon Affholter, Everett City Council, Pos. 7
· Lance Norton, Alderwood Water/Wasterwater Commissioner, Pos. 3
Nominations were opened for Sgt. At Arms. Grace Holland, IAM 751F was nominated. The nominations were be open again at the next meeting.
Nominations were opened for Washington State Labor Council Convention delegates:
The following delegates were nominated: Leonard Kelley, Teamsters 231 and Mike Sells, AFT 772. It was M/S/C to send the two delegates to the convention.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Delegates—Ed Triezenberg, UBC 70, reported that with the mergers of several locals, they were working with the Labor Center to archive information from those locals. He also reported on upgrades to the Labor Temple. Darrel Chapman, IBEW 191, reported on a Texas texting bill. Brent Sanchez, IAM 751A, discussed the problems with a Wal Mart going into Monroe. A large number of community members oppose it. Chris Glenn, LIUNA, reported on a new company working with Puget Sound Energy that requires safety glasses. Unfortunately, they give employees a voucher for them at Wal Mart.
M/S/C to extend the meeting past 7:30 PM
Community Organizations—Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal, KSER FM gave an update on upcoming programs and encouraged delegates to listen. Suzanne Moreau, PSLA, talked about the July 27th Turkey Fry fundraiser with Sheriff Lovick as guest cook starting at 4:30 PM. The PSLA will also need help with the Books and Backpacks program in August. They are partnering with COSTCO, Fred Meyer and Boeing.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 PM.
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109E: No Delegate
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker, TerryVanWyck
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
AFT 1873: Steven Horn
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: No Delegate
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 46: Don Schwab
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Brent Sanchez
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Grace Holland
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin, Darrell Wolk
IBT 38: Janine Dibble
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 8: Janice Herrera
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SMIU 66: No Delegate
SPEEA: James Gillan, Bob Rommel
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: RennieSawade
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IBEW 191: Robert DeVelder
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
Tara Goode, Washington State Nurses Association
Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA