Minutes of SCLC Delegate’s Meeting 6/27/18
The meeting was called 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 was made to approve minutes from May 25th meeting, motion passed.
Liv Vogeli, Candidate for Everett City Council: Liz spoke about the importance of Union benefits and how they are a foundation for the community. She addressed how labor is being attacked and how decisions like Janus will not bring Labor down. She added that she is a proud Union supporter and that here family relies on the Union, her husband is a member of IAM 751 and she is disgusted with the days Supreme Court decision. Liz stated Everett is a city rich in Labor history and that she will continue to support that. Liz thanked the body for opportunity to speak.
Jared Mead, Candidate for State Rep in the 44th Legislative District: Jared came before the body to share his concerns on congestion and over growth. Jared added we need to elect leaders that are strong union supporters and protect organized labor. Before Jared left Secretary Treasurer Kelley asked Jared and Liv if they would both commit to saying positive things about Unions in a public setting or in their literature. Both of them said yes.
Stephanie Thomas, United Way Labor Liaison: Stephanie gave an update on the Letter Carriers Food Drive: 78 total volunteers and 238,719 Lbs. of food were collected. Stephanie announced she will be leaving on maternity leave and that Amanda Gomez will be taking over. Our next projects of Back to School Supplies and Cool Girls in Aerospace were discussed.
A ten minute break was taken so delegates could chat with the guests.
Secretary Treasurers’ Report:
Secretary Treasurer Kelley commented on an economist’s report that just came out emphasizing the importance of Unions in the economy and reducing inequality in our country.
Leonard reported on the Independence Day parade and the need for volunteers to participate. He also reported on the Mill Creek Festival and Festival of the River and the need for volunteers to staff the booths, he reminded everyone to get their literature in for the booths.
Leonard reported that tickets were in for Solidarity Night at the AquaSox, being held on August 9th.
He then gave an update on the Labor Advisory Committee for the United Way and announced that the committee will be meeting on Wednesday July 12th and interested persons should attend to give impute on Labor’s role.
Leonard then gave a brief report on the initial meeting on bringing a trade school to Snohomish County.
Leonard reported that Labor Neighbor walks will be organized after the primary for Labor endorsed candidates.
Debbie Human, IBT 763: reported on their rally and thanked everyone who showed up to support them, she added that the County had implemented their last offer and that she would get back to us about future actions.
Riley Fay, Carpenter’s Local 70: had a successful organizing campaign with Dawson construction.
Terry Van Wyck, AFSCME 1811CA: reported that they ratified a 2 year contract with Snohomish County.
Good and Welfare:
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493: reported that their radio show “We do the Work” is now heard on almost 20 stations and 11 states across the Country. Gary stated that if you or your Union is doing anything to combat the anti –union efforts going on to please contact them.
Bob James, NALC 791: shared that he went to a John Lovick campaign event and that John had used the U word in a positive way.
Anthony, IBU: Ferry Workers thanked the body for allowing them to participate in the meeting and they reminded everyone that the primaries are an important date.
Leonard reminded everyone that there would be no July meeting due to the WSLC convention.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 PM.
Gary Kanter, AFM 76-493
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109
Angela Guadamuz, AFSCME 1811CA
Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA
Tyler Verde, AFSCME 1811CA
Steve Nelson, AFSCME 1020
Dan Murphy, AFSCME 1020
John Sainz, ATU 1576 – Excused
Spencer Burris, IAM 751A – Excused
Brian Butler, IAM 751A
Mark Clark, IAM 751A
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
Wes Heard, IAM 751A
Paul Schubert, IAM 751A
Gary Naple, IAM 751C
Denise Strike, IAM 751F
Shane Van Pelt, IAM 751F
Kai Fuller, IATSE 793
Christine Reid, IBEW 77 – Excused
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89
Karen Tegard, IBEW 89
Christian Eaglehead, IBEW 191
Gary Kemp, IBEW 191 – Excused
Tammi Brady, IBT 38 – Excused
Debbie Gath, IBT 38 – Excused
Wendy Garrett-Drake, IBT 38 – Excused
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38
Michael Boe, IBT 117
Debi Humann, IBT 763
Al Cummins, IUOE 302
Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292
Mike Llewellyn, LIUNA 292
Larry Montgomery, LIUNA 292
Billy Wallace, Jr., LIUNA 292
Bob James, NALC 791
Sue O’Connor-Prilliman, OPEIU 8
Nallely Flores, OPEIU 8
Mary Maloy, OPEIU 8
Tara McIntosh, OPEIU 8
James Gillan, SPEEA 2001 – Excused
Susanne Murphy, SPEEA 2001
Kurt Schuetz, SPEEA 2001
David Simpson, SPEEA 2001 – Excused
Riley Fay, UBC 70
Miguel Morga, AFSCME
Stacy Martin, LIUNA 292
Anthony Pislefon, IBU/LWU
Liz Vogeli, IAM 751/Candidate
Stephanie Thomas, UWSC
Amanda Gomez, UWSC
Frederick Pieters, WPEA/UFCW 21
Ryan Johnson, IBT 38