Minutes of January 24th 2018 SCLC Delegates Meeting



The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Jason Redrup. The Pledge of Allegiance was held and the President’s Message was read

A motion was made to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. The motion passed a vote of the body.


Sarah Kneller - IATSE 793

Wendy Garret Drake - IBT 38

Christian Eaglehead - IBEW 191

Mary Malloy - OPEIU 8




Joe Downs from Senator Maria Cantwell’s office gave a report on bills of interest going before congress: which includes a bill exempting employees on tribal lands from the NLRA, a bill reducing overtime protections that was originally introduced by the Bush administration. Both of those bills’ Senator Cantwell opposes. Another bill introduced by Senator Murry, the “Pay Check Fairness Act” Senator Cantwell has also signed on as a sponsor. Joe added that Senator Cantwell introduced an apprenticeship bill that would give a $5,000.00 tax credit. Joe added his job is to be the Liaison for this part of the Senators district and he was leaving contact cards so if anyone wanted info on any bills they could contact him.


Victor Harris from the Snohomish County Democrats spoke and encouraged the delegate’s to become PCO’s.


A five minute break was taken so the delegates could talk to the Guest.


Officers Reports


President Jason Redup:  Reported that we will be sending out a letter to make sure we have accurate and updated delegate list.

He added he went to the State of the City address by Mayor Cassie Franklin.


Secretary Treasurer Leonard Kelley: Reminded everyone that this Friday night is Solidarity Night at the Silvertips and we had sold 1650 tickets so far. He encouraged everyone to go back to their Unions and encouraged members to wear Union attire to the game. He also reported on classes that the WSLC puts on to help union members that are interested in running for office adding that it is very important that we have pro-labor people in all forms of elected office and that information was available in the back of the room or on website.


Secretary Treasurer also reported that the next education committee meeting will be held on February 28th at 5:00 PM right before our delegated meeting. The education committee has been instrumental in putting together our booths at the fairs and our training classes and that the committee is looking for new members so please show up if you’re interested.


Leonard added that he had several request over the last few years to have a Labor Day parade. He then shared an article for the Everett Herald that referenced Labor Day activities from the past and how it’s not celebrated like it used to be. He announced a committee was being formed to put together a Labor Day parade In Everett and if it was going to be successful on any level, we need participation from a lot of the affiliates. A signup sheet was available for interested parties.


Reports of Unions


Teresa Johnson (IBEW 89):  Reported that on December 28th they ratified their contract with Frontier Communications with an 85% yes vote.


Jim Decarro (IBEW 46):  reported that their static communications contract went to a strike authorization vote and passed by 94%. He added several actions were planned.


Jim Shannon (SEIU 1199 NW):  Reported that they had a 3 day strike in December, with 75% participation from the employees and received a lot of support from the affiliates, which included financial support and they wanted to thank everyone. He added they had met with the employer last week and that they had a better response, giving them hope.


Terry Van Wyck (AFSCME):  Reported her local and other AFSCME locals were meeting her and starting to coordinate efforts for contract negotiations with the County next year.


Debbie Gath (IBT 38): Reported that they were going to Olympia tomorrow to advocate for noncompeting legislation.


New Business


Nominations for officers were held and there were no new nominations added to the list from the nominations that were held in December. All positions that were open had one nomination for each. A motion was made to accept the nominations by acclaimation.


A vote was held and passed unanimously electing:


 Jason Redrup - President

 Rick Cunningham - Trustee #1

 Polyagya Mclaughlin - Trustee #3

 Michael Boe - Trustee #4                                                                                       

 Denise Strike - Trustee #5

 John Sainz  -  Trustee #6


The newly elected officers were sworn in by Secretary Treasurer Kelley.


There were no reports under Good of the Order and a motion was made to adjourn, a vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM.


Respectfully submitted


Leonard Kelley

Secretary Tresurer





Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493

Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109

Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA

Janay Jagar, AFSCME 1811CA

Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA

Steve Nelson, AFSCME 1020

Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020

John Sainz, ATU 1576

Brian Butler, IAM 751A

Mark Clark, IAM 751A

Joel Hetland, IAM 751A

Jason Redrup, IAM 751A

George Wilson, IAM 751C

Howard Carlson, IAM 751F

Denise Strike, IAM 751F

Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F

Kai Fuller, IATSE 793

Sarah Kneller, IATSE 793

James DeCaro, IBEW 46

Christine Reid, IBEW 77

Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89

Karen Tegard, IBEW 89

Damien Fisher, IBEW 191

Gary Kemp, IBEW 191

Tammi Brady, IBT 38

Steven Chandler, IBT 38 (Excused)

Debbie Gath, IBT 38

Debbie Humann, IBT 763

Al Cummins, IUOE 302

Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302

Tony Zempel, IUOE 302

Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292

Doug Scott, LIUNA 292

Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292

Larry Montgomery, LIUNA 292

Bob James, NALC 791

Sue O’Connor-Prilliman, OPEIU 8

John Shannon, SEIU 1199NW

Cynthia Robson, SEIU 1199NW

Sabrina Snow, SEIU 1199NW

James Gillan, SPEEA 2001

Susanne Murphy, SPEEA 2001

Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA 2001

David Simpson, SPEEA 2001

Fidencio Denis Velasco, UBC 70

Riley Fay, UBC 70