Minutes of SCLC Delegate’s Meeting 5/23/2018

 

Meeting was call to order at 6:02 PM by President Jason Redrup. The President’s Message was read and the Pledge of Allegiance was held.  

 

A motion to accept the minutes from the April 25th meeting was made and the motion carried.

 

Credentials

The following people were present:

Billy Wallace, LIUNA 292

Tyler Verde, AFSCME 1811-CA

Nallely Flores, OPEIU 8         

 

Motions were made, seconded and they were sworn in as delegates.

 

Guests

Stephanie Thomas, United Way Labor Liaison: Stephanie reported on the Family Wellness Event, held on May 5th. With over 100 volunteers participating, they served 649 individuals of which 353 were children with an average age of 6 years and 4 months. Several delegates that participated talked about what a great experience the fair was. Stephanie added that she didn’t have an update on letter carriers food drive.

 

Nate Nehring, Snohomish County Councilman:  Nate stated he was here to express interest in a trade school for North Snohomish County. Nate added there is a big demand for trade schools for students coming out of high school. He also stated that North Snohomish County is a prime location. There is a lot of interest from the business community and others in making this happen and that if anyone wants to be a part of the task force in putting this together to let us know. Debbie Human asked Nate a question about contracts with the Teamsters that have been open for 3-4 years. Nate stated he was pretty new to the process and felt he was stilling learning the issues.

 

A short break was taken to allow the guests to leave.

 

Secretary Treasurers Report

Leonard gave an update on the Trade Up Events: it was brief due to the lack of video not working on the slide show. He added that we heard some great ideas during Nates presentation and that it would be nice to have more participation in the education committee. He added the committee meets right before our delegates meeting.

 

Leonard reported on the labor booths being put on by the education committee at the Mill Creek Festival (July 14 and 15th) and the Festival of the River (Aug 11th and 12th) and the need for volunteers to man these booths. He pointed out that if you want to make sure your Union is represented there you need to get your literature in to the Labor Council.

 

Leonard reported that the Committee will be staffing a labor booth on June 2nd at the City of Everett 125th Anniversary and encouraged the local Union literature is brought in for that.

 

Leonard added that the City has also asked that the Labor Council to participate in the Fourth of July Parade in Everett. We are looking for Volunteers!!!!!.

 

He added they are working on our Labor Day March & Block Party (Sept 3rd). The plans are to start at the Worker’s Memorial and end up at the Labor Temple where we will end the day with a block party.

 

Leonard gave an update on the Labor Advisory committee for the United Way. He stated there have been some changes to United Way’s structure and that Labor needs to define its goals in working with the United Way. Leonard added that we only have 4 people on the advisory committee and we need more participation from the affiliated locals.

 

New Business

 

COPE:

A motion was made to accept the endorsements from the WSLC on all the local state office up for election in 2018. Motion passed unanimously.

 

A recommendation from the executive board was presented body to endorse Kristen Ohlbrecht for Cascade District Court Judge. The recommendation comes with a motion and a second. The motion passed.

 

A recommendation from the executive board was presented body endorse Adam Cornell for Snohomish County Prosecutor. The recommendation comes with a motion and a second. The motion passed.

 

Good of the order

AJ Johnson, Firefighters Local 828: announced they are running an EMS levy, the levy would not be a new tax but replace an expiring one. A motion and second were made to support the levy. The vote will be held at our next delegates meeting.

 

Debbie Human, Teamsters 763: announced they will be having a practice strike with their corrections support staff at the Snohomish County Jail on June 11th. Debbie asked for people to show up and support their group. Debbie shared that this group is 11% behind in comparable wages.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Leonard Kelley

Secretary Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance:

Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493

Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA

Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA

Steve Nelson, AFSCME 1020

Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020

Dan Murphy, AFSCME 1020

AJ Johnson, IAFF 1828

Brian Butler, IAM 751A

Mark Clark, IAM 751A

Joel Hetland, IAM 751A

Jason Redrup, IAM 751A

Wes Heard, IAM 751A

Paul Schubert, IAM 751A

Denise Strike, IAM 751F

Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F

James DeCaro, IBEW 46

Christine Reid, IBEW 77

Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89

Karen Tegard, IBEW 89

Dan Verda, IBEW 191

Gary Kemp, IBEW 191

Leonard Kelley, IBT 38

Michael Boe, IBT 117

Debi Humann, IBT 763

Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292

Doug Scott, LIUNA 292

Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292

Charlotte Murry, LIUNA 1239

Larry Montgomery, LIUNA 292

Bob James, NALC 791

Sue O’Connor-Prilliman, OPEIU 8

Mary Maloy, OPEIU 8

Kathy Pierson, PTE 17

James Gillan, SPEEA

Susanne Murphy, SPEEA

Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA (Excused)

Fidencio Denis Velasco, UBC 70

Riley Fay, UBC 70

Dale Gartrell, UBC 70