Minutes of the Meeting of March 22, 2006
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Boschok at 6 PM followed by the Flag salute and the reading of the statement of purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
M/S/C to seat union delegates who were present. Tom Harriman, IBT 174 was sworn in.
County Executive Aaron Reardon stopped by to report on the Apprenticeship Utilization ordinance passed by the County Council. He thanked the Labor Council for their work and support on it, also.
Superior Court Judge Dave Kurtz stopped by to let the delegates know he would be running for the position to which he had just received an appointment. He has been endorsed by the 13 other judges, Prosecuting Attorney Janice Ellis, Sheriff Rick Bart and a number of legislators.
EXECUTIVE BOARD & STAFF REPORTS
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Executive Board
met on March 14th. A “We Do Not Patronize” request on the Everett
PFD was being held as IATSE 15 had noted that negotiations were getting close
to a settlement. A targeted organizing campaign was discussed, as well as the
COPE endorsement schedule, the AFL/CIO Performance Standards, and an election
for a new trustee. Financial reports were distributed. The Board did approve
$150.00 for Pacific Northwest Labor History Association dues, $250.00 for the
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Harriman, IBT 174 discussed the potential for a strike at Waste Management. The
company is promoting cuts in health care and wages. Drivers there work 60 hour
weeks. They will be having a Solidarity rally in Tukwila on March 31st.
Noble, UBC 562 reported on the potential for apprenticeship utilization in
Nominations to fill an unexpired term for Trustee #4 was opened and would remain open for the next meeting. No nominations were received.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Puget Sound Labor
Agency Snohomish County Directo,r
Mike Sells, State Representative, 38th Legislative District reported on legislation impacting Labor that passed in the last session. This included unemployment compensation, apprenticeship utilization at the Department of Transportation, and bargaining for child care workers. He expressed his dismay that they were not able to get Fair Share Health Care through the session, but they will be back at it in the next session.
Mark Moshay, SPEEA/IFPTE 2001, showed a power point presentation highlighting the volunteer activity of labor members in the community.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109E: Scott Flowers
AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFT 772:Mike Sells
IAM 130: David Volkmann
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann,
IAM 751C: Mark Blondin
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 191:Jeff Seibert
IBT 38: Larry Buoy, Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Rick Olson
IBT 174: Tom Heriman
ILWU 32: Ron Medcalf
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292:Rodolfo Zavala
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Mark Moshay,
UBC 562: John Noble, Dean Running, Don Sorenson, Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU:
AFT 772: Kim Mead, Jackie Minchew
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
IAM 751F: Jonathan Holden, Judy Neumann
IATSE 15: Bill Wickline
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Samantha Kantak,
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: David Simpson
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance
Dave Kurtz, Superior Court Judge
Amber Seibert, SEIU 925