Minutes of SCLC Delegate’s Meeting 10/24/2018
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Doug Scott at 6:00PM. The Pledge of Allegiance was held and the President’s Message was read.
A motion was made to approve the minutes of the September meeting and passed.
Anna Gavin, AFSCME 1811-CA was sworn in as a delegate.
Amanda Gomez, United Way Labor Liaison: Gave an update on United Way’s Day of Caring and labor volunteers.
Hillary Haden, Director of Washington Fair Trade Coalition: Spoke about the various groups that she works with trying to ensure good trade policies with respect to labor, environment and human rights. Hillary stated that the original NAFTA agreement incentivized the out sourcing of jobs and now the Trump Administration is done negotiating what they are calling the U.S. – Canada-Mexico agreement. She added the new agreement doesn’t have any meaningful enforcement language in it when it comes to labor, environment or human rights and that they are hoping to get congress to insist upon stronger language before passing it.
Lynn Dodson, Secretary Treasure of WSLC: Lynn stated she is running for President of the WSLC but she was not here to ask for endorsements from the Labor Council, adding that it isn’t that Labor Councils are not important to her it’s that she feels it best to not have affiliates upset with the Labor Council if the endorsement is not to their liking. Lynn added that they are working on a plan with the National AFL-CIO to increase participation in central labor councils. Lynn stated that she will probably be the next President of the WSLC and that it is her intention to work hard with every affiliate regardless of who they supported for President. Lynn added that they are going to be working on internal organizing and plan to train 10,000 organizers around the country.
A five minute break was taken to give the delegates a chance to chat with the guests.
Secretary Treasurers Report:
Leonard stated the he was sorry he missed the last Delegate’s meeting because he was attending a transportation conference but he still wanted to take the time to thank everybody that volunteered and participated in the Labor March and Block party. He added that it was successful beyond his expectations and that was because of the hard work of many people in the room.
Leonard reported that we are done with our scheduled Labor Neighbor program for the year but if anyone would like to still participate we have walking list available in the 39th and 44th legislative districts.
Leonard reported on the last Trade Up Event, which was held on October 3rd at Cascade High School. He added that roughly 130 high school juniors and seniors from 4 different schools participated and it was very successful. Leonard stated that he heard some amazing stories from councilors and teachers about the impact the program has had on some students.
Leonard asked Wes Heard from IAM to share a story about a kid that approached him at a Silvertips game. Wes graciously agreed and shared his story.
Leonard shared an article from the NY times about people running for office can take lessons from Union organizers. He added that we should put together an organizing class for non-organizers and closed by reminding the delegates of the Holiday Meeting/Party on December 12th, adding that we will have 4 positions on the Executive Board up for election and will be taking nominations.
A vote was taken on Proposition 1 the Districting of the City of Everett. Several delegates spoke in favor of the Proposition and a vote was taken and passed to endorse.
A vote was taken on Proposition 2a, the Creation of 5 Districts and 2 At-Large citywide positions. It was passed to endorse.
Reports of Unions
Polagaya Mcglaughlin, AFSCME 109: Reported that they are representing the Airport Maintenance Workers at the new Paine Field Terminal and negotiations are not going well.
Michael Boe, Teamsters 117: Reported they had settled their contract on behalf of the correction workers and they had negotiated a 10% increase over 2 years.
Cynthia Robson, SEIU 1199NW: Reported that they had just completed the 2nd year of negotiations with Providence on behalf of the Home Hospice workers with little progress. She stated they were hoping to avoid a second strike and thanked the delegates for their support during the last one. Cynthia reported that they will be have a rally on November 15th and hoped everyone could attend.
Gary Kanter, AFM-76-493: Reminded the delegates he does a weekly radio show that is broadcasted in 8 states and if anybody wants their stories on the show to contact him.
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89: Mentioned she heard 2 phones go off during the meeting so the guilty party’s need to donate some peanut butter, a motion was made, seconded and passed that toys for “Toys for Tots” could be substituted for peanut butter.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38/SCLC Secretary-Treasurer: Reminded everyone that boxes for Toys for Tots will be in soon. He added that the AFL-CIO had approved adding Island County to our Charter.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:57 PM
Respect fully submitted
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109
Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811-CA
Terry Van Wyck, AFSCME 1811-CA (EXCUSED)
Steve Nelson, AFSCME 1020
Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020 (EXCUSED)
John Sainz, ATU 1576
Mark Clark, IAM 751A (EXCUSED)
Joel Hetland, IAM 751A
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
Wes Heard, IAM 751A
Steven Morrison, IAM 751A
Paul Schubert, IAM 751A
Michael Hill, IAM 751C
Gary Naple, IAM 751C
Howard Carlson, IAM 751F
Denise Strike, IAM 751F
Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F
Tom McConnell, IATSE 15 (EXCUSED)
Kai Fuller, IATSE 793
James DeCaro, IBEW 46
Christine Reid, IBEW 77 (EXCUSED)
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89
Karen Tegard, IBEW89
Damien Fisher, IBEW 191
Christian Eaglehead, IBEW 191
Gary Kemp, IBEW 191
Steven Chandler, IBT 38 (EXCUSED)
Debbie Gath, IBT 38 (EXCUSED)
Wendy Garrett-Drake, IBT 38 (EXCUSED)
Michael Boe, IBT 117
Debi Humann, IBT 763
Al Cummins, IUOE 302
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302
Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292
Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292
Billy Wallace, JR, LIUNA 292
Sue O’Connor-Prilliman, OPEIU 8 (EXCUSED)
Nallely Flores, OPEIU 8 (EXCUSED)
Mary Maloy, OPEIU 8
Tara McIntosh, OPEIU 8(EXCUSED)
Kathy Pierson, PTE 17
Cynthia Robson, SEIU 1199NW
Sabrina Snow, SEIU 1199NW (EXCUSED)
James Gillan, SPEEA 2001
Susanne Murphy, SPEEA 2001
Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA 2001
Nikolas Geiselman, SPEEA 2001 (EXCUSED)
David Simpson, SPEEA 2001 (EXCUSED)
Fidencio Denis Velasco, UBC 70 (EXCUSED)
Dale Gartrell, UBC 70