Minutes of the Meeting of June 23, 2004
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected. Added to the May attendance was Mike Campbell, Teamsters 38.
M/S/C to seat the new
delegates who were present. Rex Martin, LIUNA 292, Gary Newlin, AFT 1873 and
The Secretary-Treasurer reported that the Board had met and made the following recommendations for COPE endorsements:
Eric Lucas for Superior Court Judge, Pos. 8
Pedro Gonzalez, House of Representatives, 39th District, Pos. 2
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on his activities in June including: the Snohomish County Citizen’s Cabinet, NASCAR forums, higher education and housing. Delegates received a written report with details.
The Executive Board recommends that we send the following as delegates to the WSLC Convention: President Chapman, Secretary-Treasurer Sells and Trustee 6, Paul Quaintance. The chair opened it for further nominations. None were made.
M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for the President Darrell Chapman, Sec. Treas. Mike Sells and Trustee 6, Paul Quaintance.
Moreau, Director of the Puget Sound Labor Agency,
Quaintance, UFCW 1105, stated there would be a meeting tomorrow. They are
working on an Organizing Program for
M/S/C to recommend to the WSLC endorsement of Pedro Gonzalez for, State House Representatives, 39th District, Pos. 2
M/S/C to endorse Eric Lucas for Superior Court Judge, Pos. 8
ATU 1576, Pat Connelly reported they are in the process of going to mediation with Community Transit. CT has dropped the bid to remove dispatchers from the bargaining unit. There is a desire on their part to change the grievance process. ATU wants medical at the same parity as the IAM unit.
UCFW 1105, Paul Quaintance reported that there will be negotiations with the grocery stores Thursday and Friday. He gave out written details on the proposals. The union has given concessions, but the employers want more especially larger health care ‘out of pocket costs’ to workers. Cards to send a message to Safeway to “Protect Affordable Health Benefits” were passed out. Doug Rice noted that $18,000 was the cost in concessions to the individual members for the life of the contract.
IBEW46-Bill Mirand reported that they had settled their construction contract. It includes $3.75 an hour over three years with medical benefits protected.
Eric Lucas, Candidate for Superior Court Judge, Dist. 8 was introduced, and gave his background. He has a Harvard Law Degree and is currently an Administrative Law Judge with the State. His father owned a union electrical firm. He thanked the Council for their support of his candidacy.
Bill Phillips, Candidate for Washington State Democratic Party Chair, gave his background in building a foundation of communication in the 21st District that has resulted in increasing contributions by 700%. He works for US Rep. Larsen and has worked in the mental health field. He would like to put a delegate from WSLC on the Executive Board of the State Democratic Party. He stated that they need to be co-operating with every constituency of the party and in particular, Labor. The party also needs to put people in non-partisan offices, so that they can then have people vote for a public servant with proven track record. He wants to build a party that people are proud to invest in, and bring a message that resonates with people. He was proud to work with Brian Sullivan in the 21st, and admires the Labor/Neighbor program which resulted in thousands of hours of donated time that helped candidates.
Andrew Drake, 38th Legislative District Campaign Coordinator talked about his work on vote id, and Getting Out the Vote efforts. He noted that he understood Labor was doing its own program, but any who would like to help could contact him.
Chris Glenn, State Labor Council Coordinator for Snohomish County, discussed the recent Get Out the Vote efforts. He appreciated all those that have come out for the Labor Walks. There is one more weekend in June, and he encouraged members to turn out. They are walking from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturdays. Sundays it is Noon to 4. They send people out as partners.
Community Services Drawing winner was Joel Merriam, Sheet Metal 66
From Local Unions and Councils
AFSCME 109E: Robert Mueller
AFSCME 1811CA: Myrsa Montoya
AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772:Mike Sells
AFT 1873: Gary Newlin
ATU 1576: Pat Connelly, Dick McManus
IAFF 46: Robert Downey
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Don Shove
IBEW 46: John Fraine, Erick Lee, Bill Mirand
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Jeff Seibert
IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund, Rick Olson, Gary Schmitt
IBT 763: Kenneth Anstett, Bob Lovely
IBU/ ILWU: Stuart Downer
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Rex Martin, Dan O’Connor
NALC 791: Bob James
PacNW Newspaper Guild:
SMIU 66: Joel Merriam
SPEEA: Steven Bish, Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Roger Pullman, Alan Rice, Kurt Schuetz
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance, Arthur Rice
AFSCME 109E: Shawn Smith
AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett, Jay Fraser, Patty Goins
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751A: Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Bruce Spalding
IAM 751C: Dave Brueher, Hank Getchman, Gregory Powell, Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751F: Duanne Roope, Tina Wilson
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
SEIU 775: Randall Downey
SEIU 1199NW: Steve Moll, Mark Moshay, Bob Rommel
Garth Clark, IAM 751 Local F
Andrew Drake, Democratic Coordinated Campaign
Eric Lucas, Candidate Sno. County Superior Court Judge Dept. 8
Lee Marchisio, Congressman Rick Larsen Campaign
John McAlpine, Volunteer Services, Catholic Community Services
Suzanne Moreau, Director Puget Sound Labor Agency,
Bill Philips, 21st District Democrats
Mike VanQuickenborne, AFT 1873
Richard Wright, 21st District Democrats