Minutes of 5/22/2019 SICLC Delegates Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by Vice President Doug Scott. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted, and the Presidents Message was read.
The minutes from the April meeting were approved.
Laurel Blane for IATSE was sworn in.
Amanda Gomez, United Way: Reported they have hired a new Engagement Coordinator/ Labor Liaison and that she will be starting on June 10th. She gave an update on the Wellness Fair and thanked everyone who volunteered.
Nate Nehring, Snohomish County Councilman: Gave an update on the RAP program. He stated the Legislature funded it fully. Nate added they have a list of equipment that is needed, and they are looking for donations.
Motter Snell, AFM 76-493 President: Spoke about what the Musicians Union does and talked about some of the struggles they go through.
Judge Paul Thompson, Candidate for Superior Court Judge: Spoke about his campaign and how he was appointed to the position. He spoke about the importance of organized labor and is hoping to get our endorsement.
Judge Jennifer Langbehn, Candidate for Superior Court Judge: Spoke, and she asked for the Labor Councils endorsement.
Judge Edirin Okoloko,Candidate for Superior Court Judge: Gave an update on his campaign expressing his support for labor and is seeking the labor Councils endorsement.
Cecilia Wilson, Candidate for Snohomish County Council: Spoke saying she has worked on labor issues a lot over the years adding that Unions make our communities stronger. She mentioned that the endorsement committee had interviewed her, and she was seeking the councils support.
Jenna Nand, Candidate for Edmonds City Council: She introduced herself and announced her run for office. She stated that she was raised by parents who were both union members and they emphasized the importance of unions. Jenna asked for the council’s endorsement.
The guests were excused from the meeting.
Secretary Treasures Report:
Secretary Treasurer Leonard Kelley reported that the COPE Committee has been very busy and they have added two more dates for interviews and that anyone who is interested in participating should let us know.
He reported that the Seattle Storm Solidarity night, it’s a month away.
He reported that the Education Committee had put together a survey for Snohomish County residents to fill out at the fairs and other events. The survey can be used as an organizing tool.
He reported on the Mill Creek Festival which is July 12th and 13th and the need for volunteers to staff the booth. Festival of the River is August 11th and 12th and we will have a booth there.
Leonard reminded everyone that we will be participating in the Everett 4th of July parade and plan on participating.
A recommendation from the Exec, Board to endorse Stephanie Wright for County Council was submitted. It comes with a motion and a second. The motion passed.
A recommendation from the Exec, Board to endorse Tye Trenary for Snohomish County Sheriff was submitted. It comes with a motion and a second. The motion passed
A recommendation from the Exec Board to endorse David Simpson for Port Commissioner. It comes with a motion and a second. The motion passed.
A recommendation from the Exec, Board to endorse Paul Thompson for Superior Court Judge. It comes with a motion and a second. The motion passed.
A recommendation from the Exec, Board to endorse Jenniifer Langbehn for Superior Court Judge. It comes with a motion and a second. Motion passed.
A recommendation from the Exec, Board to endorse Charlotte Murry for Stanwood Camano School Board. Motion passed.
Reports of Unions:
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493: spoke about the radio show he hosts “We do the work”
Christine Reed, IBEW 77: Reported they are having difficulties with PSE.
Mary Malloy, OPEIU 8: Reported that they are still in negotiations with Providence since August 2018. She added they have formed a coalition with other locals that are in negotiations with Providence in other states. She reported that Providence is adding paid parking for its employees.
Tyler Verda, AFSCME 1811CA: Announced that he will be holding a campaign kickoff on May 28th here at the Labor Temple in his bid for a County Council seat.
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302: Reported that he is one of our representatives on the board for Workforce Snohomish. He gave an update on the Youth Center that they support.
The Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM.
Steve Kofahl, AFGE 3937 (Excused)
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109
Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA (Excused)
Terry Van Wyck, AFSCME 1811CA (Excused)
Tyler Verda, AFSCME 1811CA
Anna Gavin, AFSCME 1811CA
Steve Nelson, AFSCME 1020
Troy Stansel-Garner, AFSCME 1020 (Excused)
John Sainz, ATU 1576
Brian Butler, IAM 751A
Paul Schubert, IAM 751A
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
Gary Naple, IAM 751C
Denise Strike, IAM 751F
Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F
Tom McConnell, IATSE 15
Laurel Blaine, IATSE 15
Kai Fuller, IATSE 793
Christine Reid, IBEW 77
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89 (Excused)
Karen Tegard, IBEW 89
Dan Verda, IBEW 191
Christian Eaglehead, IBEW 191
Gary Kemp, IBEW 191 (Excused)
Daryn Wilbur, IBT 38 (Excused)
Wendy Garrett-Drake, IBT 38 (Excused)
Debbie Gath, IBT 38 (Excused)
Debi Humann, IBT 763
Al Cummins, IUOE 302
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302
Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292
Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292
Larry Montgomery, LIUNA 292
Nallely Flores, OPEIU 8 (Excused)
Mary Maloy, OPEIU 8
Elizabeth Maass, OPEIU 8
Justin Palachuck, OPCMIA 528
Jordan Russeff, OPCMIA 528
Joseph Neff, OPCMIA 528
Steve Peloquin, OPCMIA 528
Hannah Fishman, SEIU 1199NW
James Gillan, SPEEA 2001 (Excused)
Susanne Murphy, SPEEA 2001
Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA 2001 (Excused)
Mohammed Khan, SPEEA 2001
Paul Galovin, UBC 70
Michael Schendel, CWA (Excused)