Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO

Minutes

May 25, 2016

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:01PM by President Jason Redrup, IAM 751F. The Pledge of Allegiance followed and the President’s Message was read.

 

Credentials

Present were Regina Fountain and Denise Strike from IAM 751F.

A motion and second were made to have the delegates seated and they were sworn in.

 

Guest:

Rico Tessandore, candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court, Pos.3.  Rico stated that he’s been endorsed by the three legislators of the 38th Legislative District and County Councilman Dunshee. He worked for 10 years in the prosecutor’s office, and then did civil defense work for 10 years. Rico stated that the Judicial Code of Conduct prevents him from talking about his political beliefs but his record speaks for itself. He believes that the law must be fair to all, not just the privileged and rich, and must be applied evenly across the board. He asked for the Labor Council’s endorsement.

 

Gordy Sibley, candidate for PUD Commissioner, Third District. Gordy stated he’s worked as a mechanic for 28 years. He’s been a union member and shop steward. He added he was raised in Snohomish. He stated he hopes he can bring common sense to the utilities board. Jake Morgan, IBEW 77, told the delegates that he asked Gordy to come and speak adding that his union supports Gordy.

 

Hans Dunshee, candidate for Snohomish County Council, District 5. Hans commented that it is good to be home and that he was here to ask for an endorsement. He said the Labor Council didn’t “divorce him” in 20 years in the Legislature and he appreciates it. He also said is going to be nice to be working with a smaller group with a higher potential to accomplish things. Hans concluded by saying he would love our endorsement.

 

A five-minute break was taken so the delegates had an opportunity to speak to the guests.

 

 

 

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report:

 

Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported that there was a need for volunteers to work at Trade Up on June 2nd at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

He also reported that there was a need for volunteers to work the labor booth July 9th and 10th at the Millcreek Festival. Sign –up sheets were passed around for both events.

Secretary-Treasurer Kelley talked about the upcoming deadline for gathering signatures for Initiative 1433. June 4th is being designated as a day for labor volunteers to collect signatures.

 

 

Organizing

 

Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, reported on the ongoing campaign to organize Comcast.

 

Contract Negotiations

 

Les Mullen, IAM 751A, reported on negotiations with Triumph in Spokane that are currently at a standstill.

 

Sue O’Connor, OPEIU 8, reported they had signed a three-year agreement with Providence Hospital.

 

New Business

 

COPE Endorsements:

 

A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Marco Liias for State Treasurer. The vote was taken and

passed unanimously.

 

A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Hans Dunshee for Snohomish County Council, District 5. The vote was taken and passed unanimously.

 

A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Rhonda Metcalf for State Representative, 39th District, Pos. 2.  The vote was taken and passed unanimously.

 

A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Jeff Sprung for State Auditor. The vote was taken and passed unanimously.

 

A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Chris Reykdal for Superintendent of Public Instruction.  The vote was taken and passed unanimously.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:48PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted

 

Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer

 

 

ATTENDANCE

AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin

AFSCME 109E:

AFSCME 109S: No Delegate

AFSCME 113:

AFSCME 1811:

AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811CA: Ellen Powell

AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811PA:

AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 435: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: John Randolph

AFSCME 1020:

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: 

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: John Sainz

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAFF 3916: No Delegate

IAFF 4118:

IAM 130:  Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Spencer Burris, Brian Butler,  Joel Hetland, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup

IAM 751C: Michael Hill

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Greg Campos, Regina Fountain, Denise Strike

IATSE 15: Tom McConnell

IBEW 46: James DeCaro

IBEW 77: Jacob Morgan, Jackie Rae

IBEW 89:  Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard

IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey, Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38:

IBT 117: Michael Boe

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231:

IBT 763: No Delegate

IUOE 302: Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham

IUPAT DC 5:

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith

NALC 791: Bob James

OPEIU 8: Sue O’Connor-Prillman

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

PTE 17: Kathy Pierson

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925: No Delegate

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Susanne Murphy

UBC 70: 

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:

 

 

 

 

Excused Absences

ATU 1576: Danielle Julien

NALC 791: Chris Kelly

OPEIU 8: Phyllis Naiad

SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, David Simpson

Wash Tech / CWA: Charlene Rawson, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh

 

Guests

Hans Dunshee, Snohomish County Council

Ryan Johnson, Teamsters 38

Rico Tessandore, Candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court

Cassandra Lopez de Arriaga, Attorney

Gordy Sibley, Candidate for Snohomish County PUD Commissioner