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.
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.
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.
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.
Polagaya Mclaughlin AFSCME 109
Angela Guadamuzz AFSCME 1811CA
Steve Nelson AFSCME 1020
John Sainz ATU 1576
Jason Brock IAFF 46
Joel Hetland IAM751C
Regina Fountain IAM 751F
James DeCaro IBEW 46
Teresa Johnson IBEW 89
Kenneth Fry IBEW 191
Leonard Kelley IBT 38
Chris Glenn LIUNA 292
Kathy Pierson PTE 17
Sabrina Snow SEIU 1199 NW
James Gillan SPEEA 2001
Jessica Matheson UBC 70
Charlene Rawson Wash Tech/CWA
Bob James NALC