Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of April 27, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 6:26 PM by Trustee Leonard Kelley, immediately after this year’s Workers’ Memorial Commemoration at the Snohomish County Courthouse. Trustee Bob Rommel was appointed to fill the Vice President’s chair. The flag salute followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted on the Snohomish County Labor Council web site.
· IAFF 46: John Gage, Don Schwab, John Tanaka
· IBEW 191: Darrel Wolk
· AWPPW 183: Josh Estes, Brian Wheeler
· AWPPW 644: David Herrera, Shari Helgeson
It was M/S/C to seat the delegates that were present. The following new delegates were sworn in: John Tanaka, IAFF 46; Darrel Wolk, IBEW 191; Josh Estes and Brian Wheeler, AWPPW 183; David Herrera and Shari Helgeson, AWPPW 644.
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT
Secretary-Treasurer Sells asked Grace Holland, IAM 751F to stand, and thanked her for the great work she did on organizing this year’s Worker Safety Memorial Commemoration. Delegates noted it was one of the best one’s held and gave her a round of applause.
Secretary-Treasurer noted the Executive Board would be meeting on May 6th at 9:30 AM. The agenda would include: COPE calendar and process, and the Puget Sound Labor Agency.
He also noted that the special session in Olympia would continue to work on such issues as workers’ compensation, as well as the budget.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Reports—Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191, reported on their door to door campaign to talk with non-union electricians. It is being well received.
Contract Negotiations—Steve Chandler, IBT 38, reported that the 400 member retail clerks ratified their new agreement. David Herrera, AWPPW 183 reported the local was having ratification meetings Wednesday and Friday to go over the new agreement and have a ratification vote.
Other Local Activities—Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported on the NLRB ruling regarding Boeing’s use of the movement of jobs to threaten the IAM with regards to bargaining. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Boeing has violated the procedures. It will be appealed by the company.
It M/S/C to pass the following resolution offered by Doug Scott, Laborer’s 292
Resolution To The Snohomish County Labor Council
WHEREAS: The Labor Movement of Snohomish County is very interested in providing service to the community and;
WHEREAS: The Labor Movement of Snohomish County desires to have authority and direction over its service to the community and;
WHEREAS: Operation Shortfall has been a long term and effective vehicle for assisting our Brothers and Sisters in need within Snohomish County
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The Labor Movement in Snohomish County shall establish its own local community service organization known hereafter as ‘Operation Shortfall’.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292, reported on safety issues with regards to digging up gas lines.
Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191 reported on being out door calling in the IBEW organizing drive and the support it seemed to be engendering.
Toni Bohan talked about a need for a stand-alone community services agency. She noted that work had already been done on articles of incorporation and the biggest hurtle would be getting a 501c3 status. She stated that the resolution passed on the issue did not require anything of the Labor Council. Secretary-Treasurer Sells prefaced her comments by thanking her for her past service as a trustee to the Labor Council in her capacity as an SEIU representative.
Mike Cooper, Mayor of the City of Edmonds stated he would be running for re-election and seeking Labor support for this candidacy. He spoke about his past support for Labor.
Michelle Pin, Representative Luis Moscoso’s legislative aide noted that they were now moving to their new office.
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, Snohomish County Director, spoke on the Letter Carriers Food Drive and passed around a sign up for help at the various post office locations. She thanked Steven Chandler, Teamsters 38, for help with getting Food Services of America as a new partner who will be donating and delivering on May 14th. She also thanked the union sponsors and Creative Printing for their help with supporting the event.
Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal, encouraged use of the program for Labor groups.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109E: No Delegate
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
AFT 1873: Steven Horn
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
AWPPW 183: Josh Estes, Brian Wheeler
AWPPW 644: Shari Helgeson, David Herrera
IAFF 46: John Tanaka
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Jason Redrup, Don Shove
IAM 751C: Dave Brueher, Christopher Louie
IAM 751F: Grace Holland
IATSE 15: Tom McConnell
IBEW 46: Mark Samuelsen
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin, Darrel Wolk
IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Rick Olson
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Rich Ewing, Leonard Kelley
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo, Sue Klinker
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott
NALC 791: Chris Kelly
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: Joan Bethel
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Bob Rommel
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Anna Bloomquist, Rennie Sawade
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson
UBC 70: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg
Mike Cooper, Edmonds Mayor, IAFF 1760
Michelle Meaker Pin
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal