Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of May 22, 2013
The meeting was called to order by President Chapman at 6:00 PM followed by the Flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose. M/S/C to approve the minutes as handed out.
Š IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton
Š OPEIU 8: John O’Keefe
Š SPEEA: Marc Murphy
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. Marc Murphy, SPEEA, was sworn in.
Lacey Harper, Governor Inslee’s NW Regional Representative introduced herself and gave contact information.
Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council, District 4 gave his background for filling the position and noted he is running for an open seat. He has several local union endorsements.
Dave Somers, Candidate for Snohomish County Council, District 5 is once again seeking Labor support for his re-election. He has several Labor endorsements already. He is currently working on PLA language for the County Council.
Herbie Martin, Candidate for Mill Creek City Council, Position #1 noted his background in running for the Mill Creek City Council. He is a WFSE member and has been on the Executive Board of the 2nd largest labor union in the state. In addition, he worked with the A. Philip Randolph Institute in Seattle.
Delegates were given a 5 minute break to talk with guests. The meeting resumed without guests.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the May 21st COPE Screening. Recommendations from that were voted on under New Business. In addition, the Board recommended sending one delegate to the State Labor Council Convention in Vancouver, July 23-25.
COPE Recommendations—M/S/C to endorse Ray Stephanson for Mayor of Everett
M/S/C to endorse Paul Roberts for Everett City Council, Position 1
M/S/C to endorse Leonard Kelley for Stanwood Mayor
M/S/C to endorse Terry Ryan for Snohomish County Council, District 4
Nominations to fill unexpired terms as Trustees was opened. The following nominations were made:
Trustee 1 (term ending January 2014): Doug Scott, Laborers 292
Trustee 6 (term ending January 2015): Jackie Rae, IBEW 77; Bob James, NALC 791
Nominations will also be open at the July meeting.
M/S/C to send one delegate to the State Labor Council Convention. Nominations were opened. Leonard Kelley, IBT 38 was nominated. There were no further nominations. It was M/S/C by acclamation to send Leonard Kelley as a delegate.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Reports—IBEW 191, Darrel McLaughlin, reported on their 2 day house call organizing blitz. IAM 751A, Lester Mullin, updated delegates on efforts to gain an election at Precision Casting and Ames Aerospace. IUPAT D.C. 5, Greg Flatmo, discussed efforts at organizing dry wall employees in Western Washington. There has been lots of wage theft in the industry.
Contract Negotiations—IBEW 77, Nicole Reedy, gave an update on negotiations with PUD. They have not received a wage proposal yet. She has just been appointed a Business Rep for the local. SPEEA, Bob Rommel, reported on negotiations with Boeing over pilot contracts. Federal mediation will be coming in. IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson, updated delegates on the negotiations with Frontier. They are trying to get into the NECA health care plan. IBT 38, Leonard Kelley, reported on the results of negotiations with UPS.
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Ann Seabott, WashTech and United Way Labor Committee reported on the success of the Letter Carriers Food Drive in collecting 177, 263 lbs of food. She thanked IAM 751 and IBEW members for helping with the unloading. Both she and Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, gave an update on the United Way Labor Committee activities and encouraged participation in upcoming events like the United Way Day of Caring on September 13th and Toys for Tots. Bob James, NALC 791, thanked Ann Seabott, Wash Tech, United Way Labor Committee and Allyn Triezenberg, SCLC Executive Assistant, United Way Labor Committee, for their help and work on the Letter Carriers Food Drive. Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal played a portion of recording on the last program and encouraged delegates to listen regularly.
Mike Sells, EEA/UTE, SCLC Sec. Treas., noted that the Governor had signed a Memorandum of Understanding granting Department of Correction’s employees interest arbitration rights over the next two years. Budget negotiations continue in Olympia.
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
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
AFT 772: Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1828: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae, Nicole Reedy
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Brad Waddell
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 8: Adam Thornton
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Marc Murphy, Bob Rommel
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, David Simpson
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Lacey Harper, Governors NW Regional Representative
Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, SPEEA
Joe Malin, DOSH
Herbie Martin, Candidate for Mill Creek City Council
Michelle Meaker-Pin, Dave Somers County Council Campaign
Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council
Dave Somers, Candidate for Snohomish County Council
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal