Minutes of the Meeting of May 24, 2006
The meeting was called to order at 6 PM by President Chapman followed by the Flag salute. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
M/S/C to seat the delegate who was present. Gloria Parker, AFSCME 1811CA was sworn in.
The Secretary-Treasurer reported that the May 15th Executive Board did not have a quorum. The four board members present did interview Chris Strow, 10th District Legislator, R. A subsequent polling of the Board occurred and the Board is recommending that the Labor Council recommend to the Washington State Labor Council, the endorsement of Chris Strow, 10th District, R in his race for re-election.
- It was M/S/C to recommend to the Washington State Labor Council, the endorsement of Chris Strow, 10th District House, Position 1.
- The Board also referred to the body a resolution from Teamsters 763 regarding Crispin Beltran.
- The Secretary-Treasurer noted that the web site is being updated and a new server being set in place for our e mail system due to all the bounce backs we were getting. Also, that Solidarity Day was on hold due to the minor league umpires strike.
Reports of Committees
Community Services Committee
On June 7th,
Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020, was nominated for Trustee Position 4, but had to decline. Nominations will be open the next meeting.
IBEW 191, Darrell Chapman reported on the growing need for electricians. His local will be going to non-union worksites to bring workers over into the union to help cover
Bill Wickline, reported on the settlement with the
772, Jackie Minchew reported that the teachers have started negotiations with
No action taken
Good of the Order
Rick Bender, President of the Washington State Labor Council reported on the current action of the Laborers International Union leaving the AFL/CIO. They are maintaining their memberships in the local and state bodies. He also updated the delegates on the election prospects. He felt the U.S. Senate race could cost as much as $20 million this year. He also mentioned state action with regards to the Snohomish County Workforce Development Council.
Lillian Kaufer, State Senate Candidate in the 44th District, reported on her campaign noting she had already doorbelled 3000 homes. She has a dual endorsement from the Teamsters, and a single endorsement from UFCW 21.
Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, encouraged people to listen to the Radio Labor Journal on KSER FM 90.7. It is on the last Monday of the month from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
Vernon Huffman, IATSE 15 guest encouraged people to read the Crispin Beltran resolution.
M/S/C to suspend the rules and return to New Business
M/S/C to support the Teamsters 763 resolution on Crispin Beltran that condemns the Philippine regime of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the extrajudicial execution of labor and human rights activists.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker
AFSCME 948: Cindy Hallstrom, Randy Kurtz, Robin Windhausen
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann,
IATSE 15: John Lammon, Bill Wickline
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Jeff Seibert
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith, Rodolfo Zavala
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Mark Moshay
UBC 562:John Noble, Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 21: Paul Quaintance
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751C: Mark Blondin, Dave Brueher, Hank Getchman, Gregory Powell
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBEW 191: Mike Heins
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson
Rick Bender, President WSLC
Lillian Kaufer, Candidate 44th District Senate