SCLC Minutes 4/22/2015
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 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
Terry Hutchins: Darrin Norton: IBT 117
Kenneth Ware: SPEEA
Tammi Brady, John Howell,Jr., Samantha Kantak, Mike Rraughter: IBT 38
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. PresidentJason Redrup asked Jeff Johnson to do the swearing in. John Howell Jr, Samatha Kantak and Mike Raughter were sworn in.
Darby Frye: WSLERC
Spoke about the Unions 101 class being held at the Labor Temple on June 6th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The class will focus on Labor history and how it pertains to Labor today.
Terry Ryan: Snohomish County Councilman
Thanked the Labor Council for their support and how he truly supports Labor and workers’ issues.
Jeff Johnson: WSLC President
President Johnson commended the Labor Council for the beautiful ceremony we had for our Workers Memorial service that was held at 5:00 PM at the Courthouse.
Washington is one of the top four organized states. He mentioned a conversation that he had with John Holden, IAM 751F, President IAM 751, about an organizing event that Snohomish did 10 years ago and what a great experience it was. President Johnson addressed the importance of organizing and that we need that same spirit today because that we all are organizers.
He reported on Fast Track. Fast Track means that congress does not have the opportunity to amend a trade agreement presented by the President. 350,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost since the implementation of NAFTA.
The Washington State legislature has been tough this year, negotiating with the leadership on transportation, capitol budget and operating budget is not going well.
He gave an update on the Seeds of Change school which is being held June 1st – June 4th.
The meeting was suspended for 5 minutes to excuse the guests and give them an opportunity to leave before the business meeting.
The meeting reconvened at 6:38
Secretary Treasurers Report
Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Kelley introduced Jackie Rae as one of the new District Vice-Presidents to the WSLC. Jackie said she was honored to have the position and vowed to make sure Snohomish County had a voice.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley reported on the national conference call for all CLC’s with AFL-CIO President Trumka. TPP/ Fast-Track were the main talking points and CLCs were asked to have members to call their Congressman to oppose Fast Track.
He also reported on news story about a local company raising its employees’ wages from $40,000 to $70,000 a year and how Rush Limbaugh called it” pure unadulterated socialism” and how other ‘conservatives’ were condemning it. Secretary-Treasurer stated that the war on workers is real.
Reports of Unions
Debbie Gath, Teamsters Local 38, Reported that on their lobby day they took 18 local Teamsters to Olympia, most of them Grocery and Deli clerks and what a positive and eye opening experience it was for them. They also had 3 bills they introduced that were passed this year.
Les Mullen, IAM 751A, reported on Clawback 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 they are still waiting for a full financial package proposal.
Greg Flatmo, IUPAT, they are in negotiations with WHISPY and on FEB, 21st were presented with a last, best and final. IT was rejected by 98%. Health care is a big issue. ULP’s have been filed.
Ed Triezenberg, WashTech, (reported for Carpenters 70) that there was a tentative agreement with the AGC for 9% over 3 years.
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, reported that they are in negotiations with the AGC.
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302, reported that they also are in negotiations with AGC.
Ken Fry, IBEW 191, reported that they were in negotiations with NECA.
Steve Chandler, Teamsters Local 38. They have opened negotiations with Snohomish County Fire Dist, #7. They recently settled the contract with the SCLC.
Daryn Wilbur, Teamsters Local 38, They are making an attempt to organize Smokey Point Concrete and are working together with the Operating Engineers. They both held a rally on a recent Saturday morning outside the plant.
Jason Redrup, IAM 751, reported they have an organizing campaign with a small aerospace company at Paine field.
Other Local Activities
None to come before the body
Good of the order
Sandy Hastings. SPEEA. Reported that they were in the process of putting together a local chapter of CLUW and they will be meeting on the 29th,6:00PM at Scuttlebutts.
Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WASH Tech, gave an update on the upcoming Letter Carriers Food Drive to be held this year on May 9th. Last year they gathered over 248,000 pounds of food and that this year are trying to top 250,000. Betty gave an update on the peanut butter drive. AFSCME 109 has made a donation of $1500.00. Betty had a peanut butter trivia contest with t-shirts as prizes.
Allyn Triezenberg was thanked for her hard work preparing the food for the evening.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:12PM
Minutes Submitted by Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer
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 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: Jason Redrup
IATSE 15: Tom McConnell
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey
IBT 38:, Steven Chandler, John Howell Jr., Samantha Kantak, Leonard Kelley, Mike Raughter
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham, Tony Zempel
IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: 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, James Gillan, Sandy Hastings, John Lynn, Susanne Murphy
UBC 70: John Lehman
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBT 38: Tammi Brady
NALC 791: Bob James
SPEEA: David Simpson
Darby Frye, Labor Education Research Center
Debbie Gath, Teamsters Local 38
Victor C. Harris, SCDCC
Jeff Johnson, President Washington State Labor Council, AFLCIO
Chayenne Ray, Snohomish Health District
Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Councilmember
Daryn Wilber, Teamsters Local 38