Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of October 23, 2013
The meeting was called to order by President Chapman at 6:00 PM followed by the Flag salute and reading of meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as e mailed out.
á ATU 1576: John Sainz
á IBEW 191: Randall Reynolds
á IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton
á IUPAT DC 5: Jim Mudd
á OPEIU 8: John OÕKeefe
M/S/C to seat the delegate that was present. John Sainz, ATU 1576 was sworn in.
State Representative Marko Liias, 21st District, reported on the Transportation revenue package passed out of the House that died in the State Senate. He is Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee. He noted the significant work done by Snohomish County legislators in bringing a larger package of Snohomish County projects to the table. He said hopefully we can get it through the next session. It is something that will keep us competitive in the efforts to win the 777X program. He also noted that in the 2014 election, he will be seeking the State Senate seat in the 21st District, as the current Senator, Paull Shin, will be retiring.
Lisa Pau, Washington State Labor Education and Research Center, introduced the delegates to the program, which is currently located at Seattle Community College. They will be putting together workshops, classes and training on a number of subjects including organizing, building volunteers and labor history. The classes will be held locally.
Dianna Chamblin, Everett Clinic Director of Occupational Medicine, discussed their new Center for Occupational Health and Education which can help advocate for the best practices in helping injured workers to get healthy and back to work.
A 5 minute break for the guest to leave was taken.
The Meeting was reconvened.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, Membership Education reported on the phone banks and the need for volunteers. Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the Official Snohomish County Labor Council Facebook page that is up and running.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—No new reports
Contract Negotiations— IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported that the negotiations with Frontier has gone to mediation.
ATU 1576, John Sainz that members at Senior Services ratified a wage reopener by 48-9. A deal with First Transit fell through for the members they represent at the Lakewood property at 1:20 AM. The local won an unfair labor practice against First Transit Lakewood for the layoff of a payroll clerk. They are currently negotiating to keep the position. Community Transit is currently headed to interest arbitration. He noted the local had endorsed two candidates: Dave Somers for Snohomish County Council, District 3 and Leonard Kelley for Stanwood Mayor.
IAM 130, Ron Harrell reported that the 196 day strike at Belshaw Adamatic Bakery group ended with the ratification of an agreement on October 2nd.
IBT 38, Steve Chandler reported that the members would be voting next Wednesday on a new agreement with the grocery store chains. This comes after 38 sessions over 6 months. The agreement will be recommended by the leadership.
IATSE 15, Tom McConnell reported on recent efforts by a set-up company to blame their scheduling problems on their members.
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Ann Seabott, Wash Tech, United Way Labor Committee, discussed the United Way/Labor Committee Assistance brochures that locals could use for members in need. The Labor Committee will assist the Toys for Tots program again this year in gathering donated toys for distribution. Volunteers will be gathering on December 14 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the VFW Hall on Oakes.
Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, updated delegates on the KSER 90.7 FM Radio Labor Journal and introduced his help in the program John Ruiz.
The meeting adjourned at 6:57 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: No Delegate
ATU 1576:, John Sainz
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 46: No Delegate
IAFF 1828: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Jason Redrup
IAM 751F: Jonathan Holden
IATSE 15: Tom McConnell
IBEW 77: Arlene Cunningham, Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Michael Boe, Brad Waddell
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5:
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791:, Chris Kelly
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
SMIU 66: Mark Riker
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Sandy Hastings, Sophia Jones, Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ann Seabott
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
NALC 791: Bob James
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Max Bradley, The Everett Clinic
Dianna Chamblin, The Everett Clinic
Marko Liias, 21st District State Representative
Douglas Nickels, The Everett Clinic
Lisa Pau, WA. Labor Education and Research Center
Uly Ruiz, IAM 751A