SCLC Meeting 1/27/16
The meeting was called to order by President Redrup at 7:00 PM followed by the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Ed Triezenberg, WashTech, Trustee 3, was appointed Secretary and Rich Cunningham, IUOE 302, Trustee 1, was appointed Sgt-At- Arms for the evening.
M/S/C to approve the minutes from the 12/02/15 monthly meeting as posted on the SCLC website.
Credentials for the following delegates were received:
Patty Goins: AFSCME 1811CA
Jason Brock: IAFF 46
Cory Dunlap, Colleen O’Brien: IBEW 191
Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton: IBT 117
Robert Rahkman: IUPAT
Sue O’Connor-Prilliman, Tara McIntosh, Phyllis Naiad, Adam Thornton:OPEIU 8
Mohammed Khan: SPEEA
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present.
Robert Rahkman IUPAT and Sue O'Conner – Prillman OPEIU were sworn in as delegates.
Darby Frye, Washington Labor Center, gave a review of the Union 101 class that we sponsored. Two more classes are being planned. The first is a Saturday, March 19 class on Workers’ Rights which will be held at the Labor Temple from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The second is a May 21st class on Rank and File Leadership it will also be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Labor Temple.
The Labor Center has developed a new cellphone application and downloadable workers’ rights manual to help workers understand their rights. The cellphone app allows workers to log their work hours and includes a geolocation function that verifies their presence at the work location.
Darby announced that the new Labor Center director, Kelly Cougen – Guhr, will begin her duties on February 8.
They are developing a social media campaign to get out the message “why the Labor Center matters to you”
Shelby Mooney, OPEIU Local 8, spoke about their contract dispute with Providence Health. Their contract expired October 31st. They have met with a Federal Mediator without resolution. They will have yard signs available on February 6 and their next bargaining session is scheduled for February 19.
Leslie Edwards, Raise UP Washington, is working with Planned Parenthood to develop a coalition to gather signatures for an initiative that would raise the minimum wage to $13.50/hr and provide up to 7 days of paid sick - safe leave annually. 250,000 signatures are needed by June.
The meeting was adjourned for 5 minutes to allow the guests to leave.
Vice President Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, gave the Secretary/Treasurers’ report for Leonard Kelley, IBT 38 who was out of town on business.
Doug gave an overview of a meeting that Leonard had arranged with Leticia Mederos from Senator Patty Murray's office. The Senator is sponsoring a “Raise the Wage Act” to increase the federal minimum wage in incremental steps to $12/hr by 2020. She is also sponsoring a “Minimum Work Act” that will triple the current fines on employers who are out of compliance and a “Payment Fairness Act”.
Reports of Unions:
Lester Mullen, IAM 751, talked about HB2638 which is sponsored by 38th District Rep. June Robinson. The bill would require Boeing to keep jobs in Washington in order to qualify for tax breaks. It has moved to the finance committee.
Suzanne Murphy, SPEEA, also spoke to the bill.
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, spoke about their organizing campaign for Comcast. They will be mobilizing in February.
Union Contract Negotiations:
Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA, spoke regarding their negotiations with Snohomish County. They have received a three year offer containing increases of 90% of COLA. The Union is seeking a 4 year agreement and the Locals will be meeting next Monday to discuss strategy.
Suzanne Murphy, SPEEA, reported that they were voting an early contract offer from Boeing and ballots would be counted on February 10.
Charlene Rawson, WashTech, arrived at the meeting too late to be sworn in but was recognized by the President Redrup and gave a report on their negotiations with ATT.
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, reported on their negotiations with Fairpoint in the Tri-cities.
Nominations for Executive Board officers:
President – No further nominations: Jason Redrup
Trustee 1 – No further nominations: Rick Cunningham
Trustee 3 – No further nominations: Ed Triezenberg
Trustee 4 – No further nominations: Michael Boe
Trustee 5 – No further nominations: Bob James
The President accepted a motion that all Nominees be elected by acclimation and announced they will be sworn in at the February meeting.
M/S/C to concur with the Executive Board recommendation to adapt Resolution 1 – 2016 Supporting Light Rail Expansion to Everett via Paine Field in the Sound Transit 3 package.
Good of the Order:
Betty Welsh - United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WashTech, reported on the success of the Toys for Tots drive and reminded the delegates to inform their local union membership about United Way's tax preparation service available to families with annual income less than $62,000. She reported on the upcoming Peanut Butter drive March 23 – May 13. Betty, Jackie and Allyn will be lobbying in Olympia next week with the United Way team in support of the 211 program, Breakfast Before the Bell and ECEAP.
The Meeting adjourned at 8:35
Ed Triezenberg, Trustee 3, Secretary Pro-Tem
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Terry VanWyck
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Angela Guadamuz
AFSCME 1020: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
IAM 751A: Brian Butler, Mark Clark, Joel Hetland, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IBEW 77: Jacob Morgan, Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard
IBT 38: Tammi Brady, Debbie Gath, John Howell Jr.
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Bill Albin Jr., Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham, Tony Zempel
IUPAT DC 5: Robert Rahkonen
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 8: Sue O’Connor-Prillman
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Susanne Murphy, David Simpson, Kenneth Ware
UBC 70: Fidencio Denis Velasco
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Charlene Rawson, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins
ATU 1576: John Sainz
IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Sandy Hastings, Robert Sutton
Leslie Edwards, Raise Up WA
Darby Frye, WA Labor Center
Victor C. Harris, SnoCo Dems
Shelby Mooney, OPEIU 8