SCLC Minutes 10/28/2015
The meeting was called to order at 6:01PM by President Redrup, IAM 751, followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
Patty Goins: AFSCME 1811CA
Jason Brock: IAFF 46
John Randolph: IBEW 89
Corey Dunlap, Colleen O’Brien: IBEW 191
Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton: IBT 117
Robert Rahkonen: IUPAT
Mohammed Khan: SPEEA
A Motion and second was made to accept those that were present. Janay Jager, Terry VanWyck Mike Black, Karen Tegard, and Phyllis Naiad were all sworn in by Vice Present Doug Scott, LIUNA 292
None present to speak
Betty Welsh, Labor Engagement Manager
Betty reported on our annual collection and volunteering for Toys for Tots. She noted that the toys need to be new and unwrapped. Especially needed are hygiene and toiletry items for the teenagers. We will be volunteering on December 12th to collect donation boxes in the community. Contact Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Betty also gave an update on the Poverty Summit being held on November 18th at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The highest level of poverty in the Snohomish County population is single females with one or two kids. This is the second summit on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Snohomish County. This summit is focusing on bring communities, services, business and government together to address the issue of the working poor.
Betty discussed the literature at the delegates’ tables concerning “Youth United”, a program that has volunteer opportunities for teens. Most high school students have a requirement at their school regarding community service. This program meets the criteria and allows students to earn a varsity letter for volunteering. Every high school in Snohomish County has signed up for this program.
Secretary Treasurers report
Lori Province Field Director for WSLC
Lori announced that she was retiring at the end of the week and stated she has always appreciated working with the SCLC over the years. The work we do in Snohomish County always matters and will matter next year in 2016
.Lori introduced April Sims as the new Field Director. April previously worked for AFSCME 28 as their Field Director. April introduced herself and said she was excited to take on the position. She looks forward to learning from us and working with us.
Secretary Treasurer Leonard Kelley reported on the youth work experience camp. The name of the program is called “Trade UP”. He stated that the program was very successful and that the kids were very appreciative of the experience and information. Michael Boe, delegate from Teamster 117, and Doug Scott, delegate from Laborer’s 292, who worked as volunteers at the event echoed the same sentiments. They both said that the kids’ desire for knowledge about trade jobs and their active participation made it a big success. They also stated and that it was a good message from the Labor movement and that the kids have a new appreciation for the word Union. Secretary Treasurer Kelley reported that they had a planning meeting yesterday getting ready for the first one to be held next year and the plan is to hold it on Spring break.
He reported on the Labor Council’s “Union 101” class that was held recently. He asked Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, who was a participant, to speak. She stated she enjoyed the class and there was a great turn out. She was given a lot of new information and that Darby Frye, Labor Center, had done a good job facilitating the class. Michael Boe, IBT 117, who was also a participant, stated he learned a lot and that it was a good class. Secretary Treasurer Kelley added that the surveys on the class all came back positive and that some of the respondents felt that the class was too short.
Suzanne Murphy, SPEEA, added that the Labor Center was without an Executive Director and if anyone was interested you could find out more information on Union Jobs dot com.
Leonard reported on phone banking for labor endorsed candidates and Proposition 1. He thanked all the volunteers and reported that most phones were full every night.
He then shared an article he had read in the Wall Street journal on a book that one of the Koch Brothers was writing. The Article went on to say how the Kochs were misunderstood and that in the book “Good Profit” it talks about how they have added 85,000 employees since 2004. Secretary Treasurer pointed out that the article stated the Kochs had 60,000 employees in the US, so we can only presume that all of the 85,000 employees they have added are out of the country.
Kelley added that we will not be having a November meeting do to Thanksgiving, but our Holiday meeting and party will be December 2nd. He thanked Ed Triezenberg, WashTech, Allyn Triezenberg, IBT 38, Staff, and Jackie Rae, IBEW 77, for setting up the room and preparing the food. ‘
Reports of Unions
Les Mullens, 751 A: Reported that they are currently working on getting a first contract with Kayden Giddens by Paine Field. They recently held an informational picket in front of the employer and were joined by employees coming out on their breaks. He stated that the employer is really dragging their feet and asked that if we drive by to honk and show support.
John Sainz, ATU 1576: Reported on negotiations with Island County Transit and that the employer was not bargaining so a ULP was filed and they changed their tune.
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109: Received an offer from the County that was regressive from their last offer and they have countered. They are planning a rally tomorrow at the County buildings where they will be handing out dog biscuits, asking them to throw them a bone. They have actively been campaigning for John Lovick because they believe he is more understanding.
A motion and second was made at the September meeting to endorse John Spencer for Mayor of Lake Stevens, with the vote to be held the following meeting. A vote was held and passed unanimously. A motion and second was made at the September meeting to endorse Charlene Rawson for Everett City Council, Position 5. A vote was taken and passed unanimously
Good of the order
Sandy Hastings, SPEEA, reported on efforts to develop a local chapter of CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women). They are looking for interested members. She added that men could join.
Niki Wagener from SPEEA commented that CLUW has helped her as a union leader giving her more confidence in standing up to management in the work place. She attributes this to the CLUW summer school she attended.
Drawings were held for T shirts and gift cards
Meeting was adjourned at 6:42 PM
Minutes Submitted by Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Janay Jager, Terry VanWyck
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
ATU 1576: John Sainz
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
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IBEW 77: Mike Black, Jacob Morgan, Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard
IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin,
IBT 38: John Howell Jr., Leonard Kelley, Mike Raughter
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Rich Ewing
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham, Tony Zempel
IUPAT DC 5: Steven Dore
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
OPEIU 8: Phylilis Naiad
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: Sandy Hastings, , Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, Susanne Murphy, David Simpson,
UBC 70: John Lehman
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
NALC 791: Bob James, Chris Kelly
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Rebekah Hewitt
Matt Miller, AFSCME Council 2
Lori Province, WSLC, OPEIU 8, Retiring Field Mobilization Director
April Sims, WSLC, OPEIU 8, WSLC Field Mobilization Director (Incoming)
Nikki Wagener, SPEEA