SCLC Minutes 3/25/2015
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM 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.
Jason Brock; IAFF 46
Shannon Ryker: IAM 751A
Bill Albin, Al Cummings, Tony Zempel: IUOE 302
Terry Hutchins: Darrin Norton: IBT 117
Kenneth Ware: SPEEA
Betty Welsh Wash Tech
John Lehman, Dennis Velasco UBC 70
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. John Lehman, Dennis Velasco, Betty Welsh were sworn in as delegates.
It was noted the Bill Albin, Al Cummings and Tony Zempel were sworn in at the previous meeting
Ann Seabott: Liaison from Senator Patty Murray’s office
Ann reported that there has been a change in the NLRB rules to speed up union elections. Employers are calling this the “Ambush Rule “.
She also reported that Senator Murray had cosponsored the “Paycheck Fairness Act” and had proposed a $12.00 national minimum wage.
Ron Harold, IAM 130, asked about the Senator’s position on Fast Track. Ann responded that the Senator hasn’t seen the proposal so she cannot comment at this time.
Hanna Welander: Representative from Snohomish Health District Nurses
Hanna reported that they have 25 members and the Snohomish Health District Board voted to close the Health Immunization Center. She stated that the nurses were not only concerned about their jobs but about the community that they serve. Much of their patients are low income single moms, undocumented workers and those that don’t have quality health care.
They have 2 clinics, one in Lynnwood and one on Rucker, these closures will also affect first steps and Wic programs. She stated Executive Lovick supports the program and that the Council voted down the $450,000 approved by Lovick.
Michelle Stelovich: WSLC Vice President , Michelle reported the State Labor Council is keeping an eye on the 30th Legislative district where a special election is being held. So also stated that the State will probably be active fighting a Tim Eyeman initiative which would require a 2/3 vote on tax increases.
Michelle reported on some of the Freedom Foundations activities. They are targeting Cities and Counties that have loop holes which would allow them to enact” Right to work” ordinances in their jurisdictions. Clark County is a target.
Michelle also issued a Peanut Butter drive challenge from the NWCC on who could raise the most peanut butter per capita.
A motion and second was made to accept the challenge from the NWCC. Motion carried unanimously.
Secretary Treasurers Report
Sec-Treasurer Leonard Kelley reported on the national conference call for all CLC’s with AFL-CIO President Trumka. TPP/ Fast-Track were the main talking points emphasizing support for a letter campaign to our congress man and local elected asking for their support to stop fast track.
Locally in our own legislature, he reported that 2 bills had been introduced in committee with regards to cuts in compensation for injured workers and removing Labor Representation from L&I committees.
He also referenced an article in the Everet Herald reporting on the machinist organizing campaign in South Carolina and comments made by Governor Nikki Haley. Haley’s was quoted in the article saying that they were proud that South Carolina had a reputation for being anti-union and that now one of their companies was under attack.
Reports of Unions
Michael Boe, IBT 117, reported on Teamsters lobby day
Les Mullen, IAM 751A, reported on claw back and aerospace accountability legislation being introduced.
Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109E, reported on their current contract negotiations that have been going on since August and that the employer finally presented a partial proposal.
Rick Cunningham IUOE 302, reported that they are working with the Laborers to organize a local construction company.
John Lammon, IATSE 15, reported they are putting together an organizing committee at Comcast arena for the non-represented employees there.
Other Local Activities
John Sainz, ATU 1576, reported that at their shop steward workshop for their newly organized Island Transit they had 80% participation.
Suzanne Murphy, SPEEA, reported on HB 2147 which tie jobs to corporate tax breaks and referenced a second bill that would guarantee a living wage to Aerospace workers.
Nominations and elections were held for Executive Board for Trustee Pos. 1. A motion was made to nominate Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89. The election was held with 3 names on the ballot, John Sainz ATU 1576, Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302, and Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89. Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302, received the most votes and was sworn in.
None to come before the body
Good of the order
Jim Smith, Laborers 292, reported on the Labor Radio Journal. He covered the WSLC Action Day in Olympia with an estimated 500 people in attendance; and the rally for the Everett Providence nurses, represented by UFCW.
Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Donor Relations, WASH Tech, gave an update on the upcoming Letter Carriers Food Drive to be held this year on May 9th. Over 240,000 bags will be distributed throughout the County. She also reported on the United Ways Million dollar challenge and that Mental Health was the number one issue is recently held community meetings.
Betty referenced the peanut butter drive and cheerfully accepted the challenge from the NWCC Labor Council.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:18 PM
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: 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
ATU 883:Rick Swartz
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 751F: Greg Campos, Jonathan Holden, Garth Luark, Tina Wilson
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Rich Ewing
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Bill Albin Jr., Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham, Tony Zempel
IUPAT DC 5:
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292:, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James, Chris Kelly
OPEIU 8: No Delegate
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: Lynn Burow, Susanne Murphy, Kurt Schuetz, Robert Sutton
UBC 70: John Lehman, Fidencio Denis Velasco
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, David Simpson
Joe Dowes, Senator Cantwell Staff
Ann Seabott, Senator Murray Staff
Michele Stelovich, Sec-Trea NWWCLC, SCLC District 2 Vice-President
Hannah Welander, WSNF