Minutes SCLC Delegates meeting 10/26/2016
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
A motion and second was made to accept the minutes with no additions or corrections from the previous meeting.
Darren Wilbur, IBT 38, was sworn in by Vice President Doug Scott, LIUNA 292
Dennis Smith, CEO United Way of Snohomish County, introduced Allison Warren Barbor who will become the new CEO January 1. Dennis will be retiring December 31. Allison is in town to do some house hunting and the first and only group she is meeting with while she is here is the Labor Council. Dennis stated he was with the United Way for 17 years and when he looks back over the years he has enjoyed working with organized labor very much. Dennis talked about all the projects that we worked on together and how when Kimberly Clark closed down they were able to take on a couple of their employees to help counsel and assist the employees there that were losing their jobs. Dennis talked about how after he took over as CEO he went around organized labor looking for ways to better work together, and out of that we got and Ann Seabot and now Betty Welsh. He stated United Way now has the Labor Advisory Council. Dennis added heŐs impressed with how much labor does for the community from all the different programs like Toys for Tots and collecting underwear and that labor is always one of the first groups to step up.
Allison Warren Barbor introduced herself and stated that her career with United Way started in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked with several companies there that were union such as Coca-Cola. Allison stated sheŐs very excited about the challenge of her new job and added that partnering with labor was a priority in their goals of breaking the cycle of poverty. She stated she has very big shoes to fill.
A break was taken so the delegates could enjoy some cake and to celebrate DennisŐs retirement.
Secretary - Treasurers Report
Secretary - Treasurer Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, spoke about an e-mail that was sent with regards to Union made candy for Halloween and asked that information be shared. He gave a report on Labor Neighbor which was held on October 8th and roughly 100 volunteers showed up, 47 of which were Laborers.
He gave an update on the Leadership Skills class which was held on October 22, adding that we barely had enough students participate to fill the class. He asked a few of the attendees to give a report on the class and what they thought. Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, who attended the class, stated it was a great class with lots of interesting discussion on leadership skills. She added it was great hearing from different unions. Secretary-Treasurer Kelley talked about a report that was given the last Washington State Labor Council Convention on classes with multi-union participants and how we were the ones that got the ball rolling on and should be proud of it. He added will we will be continuing the classes next year, I will probably be starting with Unions 101.
He talked about the Centennial Celebration of the Everett Massacre on November 12th.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley gave an update on the Education Committee and that their next meeting would be held on November 9 at the Holiday Inn Hotel.
Other Local Union activities
Michael Boe, IBT 117, gave a report on their local Union selections and was happy to report that their current leadership at all won their elections.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley, IBT 38, reported that our next meeting will be December 7, it will be a short meeting and then we will have our annual holiday party.
Chris Brock, IAFF 46, talked about how theyŐre trying to find ways to get younger members more involved and was wondering if that was on the Labor CouncilŐs agenda. Secretary-Treasurer Kelley said that this is a topic of discussion with the Education Committee on their meeting on November 9.
Chris Glenn mentioned a storm in 1962.
Senior Labor Engagement Manager
Betty Welsh, WashTech, said HI!!!!!. She reported that the United Way is also trying to reach out to younger people and has started an affinity group . Their goal is to try and get young people involved in volunteering.
She talked about the United Way Tax Sites and how they are so popular. The tax help is free and appeals to younger people. If we are interested we can volunteer to help out. She talked about how 211 now has a mobile app which can be downloaded from any app store. This is a high volume time of year and any- one needing assistance can use the new app or the website: www.win211.org
Betty talked about Toys for Tots and that the collection boxes are available. The United Way Labor Committee will be working with volunteers to pick up the collection boxes on December 9th . On the 10th there are 2 shifts to help sort and hand out toys: 9:00AM – 12:0PM and 1:00PM – 4:00PM. If you would like to help contact her. She added that this is the hundred year anniversary of the MarinesŐ Toys for Tots endeavor.
President Redrup, IAM A, thanked Allyn Triezenberg, SCLC Staff, IBT 38, and Jackie Rae, IBEW 77, for the food.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.
Leonard Kelley Secretary Treasurer.
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 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
APWU 484: No Delegate
IAFF 46: Jason Brock
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Brian Butler, Mark Clark, Joel Hetland, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IAM 751F: Howard Carlson
IBEW 46: Margaret Ely
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard
IBEW 191: Damien Fisher, Kenneth Frey
IBT 38: Tammi Brady, Steven Chandler, Debbie Gath, Samantha Kantak, Leonard Kelley, Daryn Wilbur
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5:
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: James Gillan, Mohammed Khan, Susanne Murphy, David Simpson, Robert Sutton
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
ATU 1576: John Sainz
OPEIU 8: Phyllis Naiad
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings
Ryan Johnson, IBT 38
Steven Morrson, IAM 751A
Dennis Smith, CEO United Way of Snohomish County (Retiring)
Allison Warren-Barbour, CEO United Way of Snohomish County (Incoming)