The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Boschok. Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 was appointed to serve in the Vice President's chair. The chair read the meeting purpose, and the minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. The following individuals were sworn in: Phedra Quincy, AFSCME 1020; Christine Brydges, ATU 1576; Jared Kink, EEA/UTE; Jon Baylor and Paul Larson, ILWU 32.
Judge-Elect Tam Bui thanked the Council for their support in the recent election, and noted she would be inviting people to the swearing in ceremony in January.
Secretary Treasurer Sells noted thank you notes for support from State Representative Al O'Brien, 1st District; State Representative Mark Ericks, 1st District; and Tim Knue, Candidate for State Representative in the 39th District. Bruce Nelson, Station Manager at KSER 90.7 FM, also sent a thank you note for a contribution sent by the Labor Council.
EXECUTIVE BOARD & STAFF REPORTS
The Executive Board recommended a $250.00 donation to the League of Women Voters, "They Represent You" pamphlet. It was M/S/C to concur.
The Executive Board recommended joining the Washington Fair Trade Coalition. It was M/S/C to concur. (A resolution from the coalition noting support was filled out and sent in, as a result. The resolution is noted below.)
Whereas Snohomish County Labor Council supports policies that promote fair trade equitable economic development, and the greater public good on behalf of working people, citizens, and the environment.
Whereas we endorse the Washington Fair Trade Coalition's list of Fair Trade Principles, which state that to be fair, trade agreements must:
Whereas by joining with other civil society groups through the Washington Fair Trade Coalition, we can continue the momentum in Washington State towards support for fair trade, and help to create an open and inclusive public dialogue on what a fair trade model should be.
Therefore be it resolved, that Snohomish County Labor Council will endorse and join the Washington Fair Trade Coalition.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on activity around bringing 4 year college programs to the community, NASCAR, growth of the Labor Council and the return of the AWPPW locals, the Workforce Development Council and the Boeing 737 retrofit program. He noted that President Chapman will be replacing him on the Workforce Development Council, as we were not able to get someone from the health care field involved in it.
The Secretary-Treasurer reported on the Holiday Drop-In Open House to be held this year on December 20th from 4:30 to 6:30. He invited the delegates and their families to stop by.
The Secretary-Treasurer reported on the November election results, and noted the upcoming 2007 elections for county officials. He asked for input from delegates on the current COPE process, and how we might want to construct that process to continue to make sure it is open and is fair.
Community Services—Chris Glenn, SPEEA 2001 discussed the raffle tickets for the upcoming holiday raffle for Operation Shortfall. Once again Creative Printing is donating the tickets for the raffle. So far $875.00 worth have been sold. The drawing will at the Holiday Open House on December 20th.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—John Noble, UBC 562, reported on activity at the North Marina development in Everett. Concerns have arisen with the developer not following through with apprenticeship utilization. Jon Holden, IAM 751F reported on concerns with job off loading to companies receiving tax breaks. They will be looking to legislation that calls for card checks and neutrality in organizing drives.
Contract Negotiations—Dawn Chrisman, SEIU 925 noted they would be starting negotiations soon.
Nominations were opened for the following officers for 2 year terms beginning in January 2007. The following nominations were made:
Nominations will be open the next meeting, and an election held in January.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Kat Overman, OPEIU 277, held a door prize drawing for Everett Silvertips hockey tickets sponsored by American Income Life, and noted that she had Child Safe Kits available for the delegates.
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency reported on the Holiday raffle
Geoffrey Crofott, IFPTE 17, invited delegates to their inaugural chapter meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Robin Windhausen
AFSCME 1020: Phedra Quincy, Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Jared Kink, Kim Mead, Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Jason Redrup, Don Shove
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Jonathan Holden
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman, John Cunningham
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
ILWU 32: Jon Baylor, Paul Larsen
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 277: Kat Overman
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman
SEIU 1199NW: Curt Williams
SMIU 66: Joel Merriam
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Larry Marrell, Sharon Marrell, Mark Moshay, Bob Rommel
UBC 562: John Noble, Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU:
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, David Ott, Gloria Parker
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
LIUNA 292: Rodolfo Zavala
UBC 562: Fred Buhl, Don Sorenson, Bob Zappone
UFCW 21: Nancy Holland-Young
Tam Bui, Judge-Elect for Everett District Court