Minutes of March 22nd Delegates Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Jason Redrup.

The president’s message was read.

A motion was made to accept the minutes from the previous meeting; a vote was held and passed.

 

Credentials

Angela Guadamuz from AFSCME 1811 CA, Cynthia Robson, John Shannon and Sabrina Snow from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW were present, A motion was made to seat the delegates, vote passed unanimously, The new delegates were sworn in.

Guest

Paul Roberts, spoke on his upcoming race for Everett City Council and thanked the delegate’s for their support.

Brian Sullivan, spoke about how Labor has always been good on the issues and how he is proud to associate with it and thanked the council..

 

Secretary Treasurers Report.

Secretary Treasurer Kelley gave up date on the Unions 101 class held March 18th. He asked participants to speak about their experience with the class.

He added he was disappointed that we didn’t have enough signups for the “Bring a Younger Brother or Sister to Diner” event. Volunteer sign-up sheets were passed around for the Trade up events being held in April. Kelley spoke about his trip to Washington D.C. with Community Transit to lobby our Federal Representatives for transportation and infrastructure funds.

 

Reports of Unions

Charlene Rawson CWA reported that they had been without a contract for 47 days. She added they had a strike authorization vote that passed by 93 %.

Sabrina Snow SEIU Healthcare 1199NW.Negotiating first contract with Providence, she added that on Tuesday morning the will staging a rally at 7:30 AM and asked for support.

Teresa Johnson, IBEW Local 89, added on March 30th they begin negotiations with frontier communications.

Mike Raughter, Teamsters Local 38. Reported on negotiations with Crown Distributing and after some tough times they have a recommended settlement to take back to the members.

Jason Brock Everett Fire Local 46.shared their sign shop was in full gear making signs for Brian Sullivan and that we are going to need all of Labor to help get him elected.

 

New Business

The education committee will be meeting March 29th at the Labor Temple at 6:00 PM. anyone interesting participating should attend.

 

Good of the Order

Teresa Johnson IBEW Local 89, reported that the next CLUW meeting will be at Alphy’s Pizza on April 19th at 4:00 PM. It’s open to anyone to attend.

 

Betty Welsh, Wash Tech, United Way Labor Engagement Manager.

Reported free Tax sites are up and running, they are already over 3 Million dollars in refunds coming back to Snohomish County residents that they have helped with their returns.

Peanut Butter drive is under way, Betty shared that if your unable to bring peanut butter checks/donations work just as well, she added AFSCME has made a donation , Kathy Pierson too. Betty reported that you can even use Alexa, you can say “ Alexa How do I give peanut butter to United Way’? And it well answer Amazon has it at this price and delivered to United Way.

Betty added she has 4 non-union volunteers coming to trade up so this is a throw done to volunteer.

Betty reported that this is the 25th year of the Letter Carrier food drive. Last year over 250,000 pounds of food was donated and that this year its being held on May 13th.

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 6:51 PM, respectfully submitted Leonard Kelley Secretary Treasurer.

 

 In Attendance

Polagaya Mclaughlin AFSCME 109

Angela Guadamuzz AFSCME 1811CA

Steve Nelson AFSCME 1020

Eric Wiseman

John Sainz ATU 1576

Jason Brock IAFF 46

Joel Hetland IAM751C

Jason Redrup

Regina Fountain IAM 751F

James DeCaro IBEW 46

Teresa Johnson IBEW 89

Karen Tegard

Kenneth Fry IBEW 191

Leonard Kelley IBT 38

Mike Raughter

Chris Glenn LIUNA 292

Doug Scott

Jim Smith

Kathy Pierson PTE 17

Sabrina Snow SEIU 1199 NW

Cynthia Robson

John Shannon

James Gillan SPEEA 2001

Susanne Murphy

David Simpson

Robert Sutton

Jessica Matheson UBC 70

Fidencio Velasco

Charlene Rawson Wash Tech/CWA

Ed Treizenberg

Betty Welsh

 

Excused

Bob James NALC