Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of January 28, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. The pledge of allegiance to the flag and reading of the meeting purpose followed. It was M/S/C to accept the minutes of the previous meeting. Trustee Ed Triezenberg took the duties of Vice – President for the evening as Vice-President Jackie Boschok was out of state on union business.
It was M/S/C to seat those delegates who were present. Dan Cristofferson, Tyler Williams and Sue Klinker were sworn in as delegates.
Lori Province, Washington State Labor Council talked about the Worker Privacy Act and the Employee Free Choice Act. Delegates were encouraged to contact their legislators.
Liz Loomis, thanked the Council delegates for their support during her recent campaign for 44th District House of Representatives seat.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Board had adopted a budget for 2009 that held the line on expenditures. A new schedule including action meetings was adopted for 2009, and the COPE Screening Committee will be a little different this year. Also, a candidate requesting an endorsement interview will need to have letters of recommendation from at least two affiliates of the Council. The Board also adopted a focus for the year on the EFCA and Worker Privacy.
Nominations were reopened for two year terms for Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, Sgt. At Arms, and Trustees 2 and 6. There were no further nominations. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for the following individuals:
REPORTS OF UNIONS
IATSE 15, Tara Heinecke reported they would be having an election at the Village Threatre in three weeks
CWA 7800, Curt Eidem reported on the contract talks with AT&T. The company appears to be dragging its feet. The contract is up in February, and members have voted on strike authorization.
ATU 1576, Rick Jurkovic reported on the informational picket at Community Transit in December. They have had no contract for 13 months.
Other Local Reports
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A talked about the media making it sound like the union was responsible for Boeing’s recent problems. It is an effort to shift the blame off of poor management.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Adrienne Fraley, WFSE, reported on here concerns with the Governor’s budget cuts and a lack of a salary increase at the State level..
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency Snohomish County Director thanked those that helped on MLK day, those that made Leadership Pledges to United Way and all those that contributed to fundraising activities over the last year. She handed out free income tax help brochures and announced the Community Caring Celebration on March 12th, the Volunteer Expo on April 18th, the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 9th and the Route 66 Ride on June 11th leaving from the Machinists Hall. Holiday Gift Cards were given to 24 union families this year.
State Representative Mike Sells, 38th District, reported on the dismal budget situation on the state level, and updated delegates on the Worker Privacy Act he is sponsoring.
Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 talked about trying to build a big time fundraiser which should be outside of the PLSA. She expressed her dismay at how the PSLA Board operates.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges, Rick Jurkovic
AWPPW 183: Tyler Williams
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
IATSE 15: Tara Heinecke, John Lammon
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Tammi Brady, Janine Dibble, Rick Olson
IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: Sue Klinker
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott, Rudy Zavala
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: Bob Rommel
UBC 562: 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
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
Councilman Michael Plunkett, City of Edmonds, WEA
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Lori Province, WSLC Field Mobilization Director