Minutes of February 28th 2018 SCLC Delegates Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 6:01 PM by President Redrup. The flag salute was held and the President’s Message was read.
There were no new delegates to be sworn in.
Stephanie Thomas, from United Way introduced herself as our new Labor Liaison; she gave a report on the youth and Family Wellness Fair being held on May 5th. She added there are a limited number of volunteer spots and Labor council delegates will have an opportunity to register first.
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers gave an update to the delegates regarding the Aerospace Taskforce he has put together which includes participation from the Machinists, SPEEA and Labor. Dave stressed the importance of getting Boeing to build their new planes here and what it means as far as jobs and the economy. He also talked about the budget for the County and other issues the County was addressing.
Debbie Human from Teamsters 763 asked him about a couple of open Teamster contracts, Dave stated that he wasn’t involved in those but they were being handled by his Team.
A five minute break was taken to all the delegates to talk with the guest.
Secretary Treasurer’s Report
Leonard reported on the Economic forecast for Snohomish County that he attended adding that the Professor that spoke said the biggest problem with the economy was that wages were not keeping pace with production. He stated that wages had only increased 3.6 % over the last eight years. This is something that all of us in the Labor movement already knew.
Leonard also addressed questions around guests that are Union Members but not delegates. They are welcome to attend our meetings anytime. All they need to do is sign in on the Guest Sign In with their name, union local and a valid email address.
Leonard gave an update on the plans for the Labor Day Parade and encouraged delegates to volunteer.
It was also announced that we are looking for volunteers for the following events:
SCLC Trade Up – April 24 @Cascade High School 730-230 pm
SCLC Trade Up – April 26 @ Maysville Pilchuck HS 730-230 pm
Letter Carriers Food Drive – May 12th
United Way Volunteer Link: http://getconnected.uwsc.org/aem/general/event/?doc_id=4831
United Way Snohomish County Youth & Family Wellness Fair – May 5, 10-3pm
United Way Volunteer Link: http://getconnected.uwsc.org/aem/general/event/?doc_id=4723
Mill Creek Festival – July 14th & 15th
Festival of the River – Aug 11 – 12th
He added that the Executive Board would be setting times for COPE interviews and Unions that do not have a Representative on the Board should find someone to participate.
Leonard reminded the delegates about the class on March 24th being taught by Mark McDermott adding that this would be a great class for all union members.
Lastly, Leonard was asked his thoughts on the Janus VS AFSCME case being heard by the Supreme Court. He shared that Unions especially some in California have geared up and are having a lot of success signing people up in preparation for a negative decision. There was fare amount of discussion on the matter; John Sainz from ATU shared on some their success in Right to Work states.
Reports of Unions
Teresa Johnson (IBEW 89): Gave a contract update
Cynthia Robson (SEIU 1199 NW): Reported that after their 3 day strike they are finally getting some movement in contract negotiations with Providence Home health Care.
Debi Human (IBT 763): Reported that there contract with Snohomish County Corrections had failed 72-1 and it came with an automatic strike vote. She added they hoped to get back into negotiations and added that she hoped the Labor Council would support them I any actions and received a resounding yes.
An Auction was held for 8 Silvertips Tickets with the money going to help pay for the Labor Day Parade. The winning bid was $215.00
The Meeting was adjourned at 6:58 PM
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109
Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA
Janay Jagar, AFSCME 1811CA
Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA
Rhonda Nichols, AFSCME 948
Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020
John Sainz, ATU 1576
Brian Butler, IAM 751A
Mark Clark, IAM 751A
Joel Hetland, IAM 751A
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
Wes Heard, IAM 751A
Steven Morrison, IAM 751A
Michael Hill, IAM 751C
Howard Carlson, IAM 751F
Denise Strike, IAM 751F
Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F
Kai Fuller, IATSE 793
James DeCaro, IBEW 46
Christine Reid, IBEW 77
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89
Karen Tegard, IBEW 89 (EXCUSED)
Damien Fisher, IBEW 191
Christian Eaglehead, IBEW 191
Gary Kemp, IBEW 191
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38
Michael Boe, IBT 117
Debi Humann, IBT 763
Al Cummins, IUOE 302
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302
Tony Zempel, IUOE 302
Robert Rahkonen, IUPAT DC 5
Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292 (EXCUSED)
Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292
Larry Montgomery, LIUNA 292
Bob James, NALC 791
Sue O’Connor-Prilliman, OPEIU 8
Mary Maloy, OPEIU 8
Kathy Pierson, PTE 17
Cynthia Robson, SEIU 1199NW
Mohammed Khan, SPEEA
Susanne Murphy, SPEEA (EXCUSED)
Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA
David Simpson, SPEEA
Robert Sutton, SPEEA
Fidencio Denis Velasco, UBC 70