Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO
Minutes of the Meeting of April 28, 2004
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
M/S/C to seat the delegates who were present: Mrysa Montoya, AFSCME 1811CA; John Fraine and Bill Mirand, IBEW 46; James Shoup and Robert Zook, IBEW 191 and Randall Downey, SEIU 775 were sworn in.
Secretary Treasurer Sells gave a report on work being done on economic development issues including BioTech, the County Citizen’s Cabinet, Everett Port actions, and NASCAR.
The Executive Board has met as the COPE Committee in a number of sessions and recommendations come under COPE at this evening’s meeting.
Community Services Marty Masten, NALC 791, is coordinator for NALC Food Drive this year in Snohomish County. The food drive will be May 8th. Last year it took in 390,000 lbs of food and was the top region in the country for its size. He asked delegates to consider signing up for help at local post offices. They also need help in driving around for food pick up on May 8th. The crucial hours are 2 PM to 4 PM.
Workers Memorial Toni Bohan noted that they had about 60 people come to this afternoon’s Workers Memorial. They had a speaker out of Sedro Wooley, Bree Shook of Seven Sisters Electrical, to discuss the importance of safety. She discussed their outstanding safety record and how they attained it. Linda Lahey on spoke on the impacts and dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. She recounted her husband’s debilitating experience as a result of exposure on his job site.
Organizing Committee Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported that they would be meeting from 10 AM to 11 AM on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Labor Council offices. They were in the process of working through some of the functions of the committee first. They will be identifying potential sites for organizing to see what might be available. Anyone who wants to come is welcome.
Motions for recommendations for endorsement to the Washington State Labor Council were brought forward by the COPE Screening Committee. They come with an automatic motion and second. The following motions were passed for recommendation to the Washington State Labor Council.
The following motions were made from the floor and go to the next meeting for action:
IBEW 46, Bill Mirand reported on construction negotiations. Management is looking for take-aways.
UFCW 1001, Charles Primm reported that grocers are trying to cut benefits in the current negotiations. This affects Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons and QFC.
UFCW 1105, Paul Quaintance, reported that the grocery owners have tried to eliminate time and half and overtime in first proposal. They have also reduced holiday pay. He noted that the local is working to try and get the community involved.
AFSCME 109E reported on a rally to be held at Fircrest that will oppose its closing, Gerry McIntee, AFSCME President will be there.
Travis Patterson, IBEW 191 spoke regarding the Kerry campaign. They are trying to get a rally for Kerry in Everett.
Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported on their move into a new office. He thanked those that came. He also remarked about the brotherhood shown by firefighters after one of their own fell 50 feet and was injured. He saw how the IAFF got together for support. It was like a well-oiled machine.
Kim Mead, EEA/UTE spoke about Ref. 55 and had petitions available for signing.
Jason Redrup, IAM 751 spoke on behalf of rallies coming up.
Travis Patterson, IBEW 191 remarked on the help he got from the IBEW during the illness of his son.
.Community Services Drawing winner: was Sharon Merrill, SPEEA
AFSCME 109: Pat Thompson
AFSCME 109E: Robert Mueller
AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson, Monte Turner
AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett, Jay Fraser, Patty Goins, Myrsa Montoya
AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper
AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells
AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson
ATU 1576: Bonnie Williams
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Don Shove, Bruce Spalding
IAM 751C: Dave Brueher, Gregory Powell, Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Duanne Roope, Tina Wilson
IBEW 46: John Fraine, Bill Mirand
IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson, Jeff Seibert, James Shoup, Robert Zook
IBT 38: Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson
IBT 763: Bob Lovely
IUOE 302: Jeff Soth
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Hazel Goehring, Bob Monize
National Writers Union:
OPEIU 8: Patrick Axline
SEIU 775: Randall Downey
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Brian Levesque
SMIU 66: Joel Merriam
SPEEA: Steven Bish, Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Joe Lake, Larry Marrell, Sharon Marrell, Mark Moshay, Alan Rice, Bob Rommel, David Simpson, Kurt Schuetz
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1001: Charles Primm
UFCW 1105: Paul Quaintance
ATU 1576: Pat Connelly
IAFF 46: Tom Cobb, Tom Deckers, Robert Downey, Russell Jack
IAFF 1984: Jason Blachly, John Puetz
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Barry Lund
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
OPEIU 8: Marjorie Lewis
SPEEA: Roger Pullman
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young
Martin Mastin, NALC
Jackie McGeachy, 1199NW/SEIU
Liz Loomis, Mayor of Snohomish