Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO
Minutes of the Meeting of March 24, 2004
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Jackie Boschok, IAM 751 was appointed to the Vice President’s chair. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as amended.
M/S/C to seat the delegates who were present (Shown in italics). IBEW 191: Travis Patterson; SPEEA: Stephen Bish, Joe Lake, Larry Marrell, Sharon Marrell, Roger Pullman, Alan Rice, Kurt Schuetz; IUOE 302: Jeff Soth; IBT 763: Kenneth Anstett, Bob Lovely, Tom Vernon were sworn is as delegates.
Secretary Treasurer Sells gave a report on work being done on apprenticeship set asides at the port; participating in a recent local health care forum with Congressman Larsen and updating information concerning Snohomish County Citizens’ Cabinet. He also talked about affordable housing concerns, the Marysville School District, the 41st Street Overpass and attending the Housing Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.
The Executive Board has met as the COPE Committee in a number of sessions and will have recommendations to the body by April 28th. They are also recommending that we send the President, Vice President and Sgt. At Arms as delegates to the WSLC COPE Convention. It was M/S/C to send the President, Vice President and Sgt. At Arms as delegates to the May 8th COPE Convention.
Community Services-Suzanne Moreau, Director of the Snohomish County part of the Puget Sound Labor Agency reported on the upcoming NALC Food Drive on May 8th.
A Letter Carriers video on the May 8th Food Drive was shown. They are working on helping with a golf tournament fundraiser on August 22nd , the Sunday before the State Labor Council Convention. The agency is also working on a strike preparedness class.
She also stated that they are looking to expand and enhance the web site. She can now be called at 425-252-1112.
Workers Memorial, Toni Bohan, SEIU, spoke on the Workers Memorial Day which will focus on injured workers this year. It will be April 28th at the County Courthouse by the Workers Memorial Plaza before the Labor Council Meeting. The march will start here at 5 PM. Hazel Goehring, LIUNA 292, expressed her desire to see more workers involved and fewer politicians.
The Secretary Treasurer reported on the next group of COPE screening scheduled.
April 1: 11:00 AM Juanita Doyon, Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
April 1: 12:00 PM Mike Cooper, Candidate for State Lands Commissioner
April 6: 11:30 AM Laura Ruderman, Candidate for Secretary of State
April 14: 9:45-10:45 Congressman Jay Inslee-Joint meeting with King County Labor Council COPE
Nominations and Election of Vice President
It was reported that at the last meeting, Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F was nominated to fill the Vice President’s open position.
The chair called for any further nominations. None were forthcoming. It was M/S/C by acclimation to cast a unanimous ballot for Jackie Boschok,
SEIU 925, Toni Bohan reported that they had finally settled the contract at the Everett Housing Authority and the members had ratified it. Not great but in light of possible cutbacks at the Federal level they did OK.
SPEEA, Mark Moshay, reported on a 75% turn down on the contract in Wichita at Boeing. Kansas is a Right To Work state. However, they did an advisory ballot from non members, and the turn down ratio was higher. Boeing is trying to push higher health care costs off onto the members.
UFCW 1105, Paul Quaintance reported on planning for contract expiration May 2nd. They are working with Teamsters 38 to prepare for possible job action. He noted that the Southern California strike for grocery workers lasted 104 days.
ATU 1576, Pat Connelly reported that they had been in negotiations since October with Community Transit. The company threw in a new twist by going after the dispatchers positions.
Travis Patterson, IBEW 191, introduced himself as the newly appointed political coordinator of IBEW 191. They are currently working on registering members. They have 70 members who are willing to step up and help with volunteering during the election.
Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported on the opening of their new office and preparations to move in.dy to move into it. On April 22nd they will be having an open house from 3 PM to 7 PM. He would like the labor community to come up and share some time with them at. 2414-106th SW, Everett.
D.J. Wilson, AFT 4254 spoke on the relationship between bargaining and the Edmonds Community College Board.
Bob Monize, LIUNA 292, talked about members helping with a grocery strike on Camano Island.
Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 promoted the Labor Radio Journal on KSER 90.7 FM. He also promoted the community services raffle.
Secretary-Treasurer Mike Sells, AFT 772 asked the Organizing Committee to meet briefly after the meeting to set a date for their first meeting.
President Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, apologized for not being at the last meeting. He was at an Organizing Conference. He also stated that he owed the body, SPEEA and David Simpson an apology for his comments made at the January meeting.
Community Services Drawing winner: Mark Moshay, SPEEA
AFSCME 109E: Robert Mueller, Shawn Smith, Scott White
AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson
AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett, Jay Fraser, Patty Goins
AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz
AFT 772: Mike Sells
AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson
ATU 883: Don Shagam
ATU 1576: Pat Connelly, Dick McManus, Bonnie Williams
IAFF 46: Robert Downey
IAFF 1984: John Puetz
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Don Shove, Bruce Spalding
IAM 751C: Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Jonathan Holden
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson, Jeff Seibert
IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund, Rick Olson
IBT 763: Kenneth Anstett, Bob Lovely, Tom Vernon
IBU/ ILWU: Stuart Downer
IUOE 302: Jeff Soth
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Hazel Goehring, Bob Monize, Jim Smith
National Writers Union:
OPEIU 8: Patrick Axline
PacNW Newspaper Guild:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SMIU 66: Joel Merriam, Bill Wood
SPEEA: Stephen Bish, Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Joe Lake, Larry Marrell, Sharon Marrell, Mark Moshay, David Pearson, Roger Pullman, Alan Rice, Bob Rommel, David Simpson, Kurt Schuetz
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance
AFSCME 109: Pat Thompson
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Kim Mead
AFT 4254: Mary Hale
IAFF 46: Tom Cobb, Tom Deckers, Russell Jack
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann, Tina Wilson
NALC 791: Bob James
SEIU 925: Tania Mario Rosario
SEIU 1199NW: Steven Moll
Debra Laik, ATU 1576
Suzanne Moreau, Director Puget Sound Labor Agency
Kat Overman, OPEIU
Ed Triezenberg, Carpenters 562