SCLC Minutes 5/27/2015
The meeting was called to order at 6:04 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
Tammi Brady, IBT 38
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. Tammi Brady was sworn in.
Rick Bender, Gateway Pacific Terminal
The Gateway Pacific Terminal is a 665 Million dollar project that will employ 144 construction workers for 2 years. SSA Marine has signed an ILA to build and run it Union. It has been nationally endorsed by the AFL-CIO and the State Labor Council. Rick reported it will meet environmental laws and will need construction workers from Snohomish County. If we donÕt build it, Canada will get the jobs. He stated the location is a natural deep water port with no dredging involved.
Linda Hjelle Candidate for County Assessor.
Linda stated she has worked 11years as Deputy County Assessor, having started at an entry level position. She has a BA in Education. Her husband is a retired fire fighter. She would appreciate the endorsement of the Labor Council.
The meeting was suspended at 6:28 for 5 minutes to excuse the guests and give them an opportunity to leave before the business meeting.
The meeting reconvened at 6:33
Secretary Treasurers Report
Secretary Treasurer Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported on the upcoming fairs the Labor Council will be participating in and the need for volunteers. The dates are: July 11th and 12th Mill Creek Festival and August 8th and 9th is the Festival of the River in Arlington.
He also gave an update on the Youth Work Experience Camp scheduled for August 17th thru the 20th.
Reports of Unions
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, reported that after 6 rounds of negotiations they have a tentative agreement with AGC.
Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302, reported that they also are in negotiations with AGC and not having as much luck. At this point only talking extensionÕs.
Ken Fry, IBEW 191, reported that their contract with NECA had been ratified by a vote of 84%.
Michael Boe, Teamsters 117, reported that HB 166 had passed and finally gave binding arbitration to correction officers.
Les Mullens, SPEEA, reported on an organizing campaign at Candice Giddens with 220-250 employees. The election was held and won but there are 25 challenged ballots.
IATSE reported that the employees at Rhino NW have filed for representation.
Other Local Activities
A. Endorsement Vote on Executive Board COPE Recommendations
John Lovick, Snohomish County Executive
Ty Trenary, Snohomish County Sheriff
Linda Hjelle, Snohomish County Assessor
Brian Sullivan, Snohomish County Council, District 2
Jon Nehring, Marysville Mayor
Stephanie Wright, Snohomish County Council, District 3
Michael Boe, Lake Stevens City Council
A motion was made and vote taken on each of the executive board COPE recommendations. They all passed unanimously.
B. Proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal Resolution
A motion and second was made to the resolution and passed unanimously
Good of the order
Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WASH Tech, gave an update on the Letter Carriers Food Drive that was held on May 9th. Last year they gathered over 248,000 pounds of food and this year 254,000 pounds were gathered.
Allyn Triezenberg, SCLC, IBT 38, and Jackie Rae, IBEW 77, were thanked for their hard work preparing the food for the evening.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:24 PM
Minutes Submitted by Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer