Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of Meeting of April 24, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Vice -President Jason Redrup at 6:00 PM. President Chapman (Personal Reasons) and Secretary-Treasurer Sells (Legislature still in session) were excused. Leonard Kelley, Trustee, was asked to sit in for the Secretary – Treasurer and Bob Rommel, SPEEA, was asked to take the Vice-Presidents place. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose following. M/S/C to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as posted.
Š IBT 117: Terry Hutchins
Š OPEIU 8: John O’Keefe
Š SPEEA: Marc Murphy
No new delegates were present to be sworn in
Ray Stephanson, Candidate for Everett Mayor (Incumbent), announced that he is running for re-election. He thanked the following unions for their support: Machinists 751, Teamsters 38, Carpenters 70, Laborers 292, and the Everett Police Guild. He has worked on making sure tankers and the 787 are built here. Presently he is working on convincing Boeing that the 777 should and can be built here. The Marriot and Farmers Market will be breaking ground soon and the economy is looking up. He is proud that the City of Everett has not laid off or furloughed any employees.
Richard Wright, Chair of the Snohomish County Democrats, talked about his work experience as a Teamster at a grocery store. He talked about more active labor participation in the party and invited the delegates to join.
Patrick Hogan, Congresswoman DelBene staff, introduced himself and said the Congresswoman and her staff were there to be of assistance.
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal, KSER 90.7 FM. It is on the 3rd Monday of each month. The last program was on the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Bellingham. Shows can be accessed at KSER.org
Dave Somers, Candidate for Snohomish County Council Dist. 5 (Incumbent),spoke about his step-dad who was a Teamster in the California Bay area and what a tremendous impact that had on his family. He will always be a union supporter. He is endorsed by Machinists 751, Carpenters 70, Laborers 292, and County and City Employees Council 2. He is presently working on multi-use trails and rail connections between Bellevue and Everett on existing rails.
Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council Dist. 4, announced he was running for the seat presently held by Dave Gosset (who is term limited). He is endorsed by County and City Employees Council 2, Machinists 751, Carpenters 70 and Laborers 292. He is the former mayor of Mill Creek and also served on the city council. As mayor he took the city’s deficit and turned it into $500,000 reserve. He has doorbelled 4,000 homes. He believes that respecting employees and treating them as our most valuable resource is the way to deal with economic development.
At 6:33 PM the meeting was suspended for guests to leave the room.
The meeting was reconvened at 6:39pm
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—No new reports
Contract Negotiations—Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, they are in negotiations with Frontier and meeting only once a month the process is slow.
Other Local Activities—No new reports
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Machinists will hold a car show at the Everett Machinists Hall on August 17th. All proceeds go to Guide Dogs of America.
Jim Gillian, SPEEA, spoke to getting more people to the Workers Memorial ceremony. Suggested to ask the county to use the parking garage for free.
Ann Seabott, Wash Tech, United Way Community Services, Thanked the locals who donated funds to purchase the pick-up bags for the Letter Carriers Food Drive. The bags this year, 240,000 of them, were $12,000. She reminded the delegates not to forget the food drive on May 11th.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM
Leonard Kelley, Trustee
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: No Delegate
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1828: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751E: Guerdon Ellis
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff, Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191:Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Leonard Kelley
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Rich Ewing
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott
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: James Gillan, Bob Rommel
UBC 70: Guy Johnson
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ann Seabott
AFT 772: Mike Sells
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
SPEEA: David Simpson
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Victor C. Harris, Snohomish County Democrats
Patrick Hogan, Congresswoman DelBene Staff
Michelle Meaker-Pin, Somers and Ryan Campaigns
Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal
Dave Somers, Snohomish County Councilman and Candidate
Ray Stephanson, City of Everett Mayor and Candidate
Jeff Wells, Snohomish County Democrats
Richard Wright, Chairman, Snohomish County Democrats