Minutes of SCLC Meeting
June 22, 2016
Meeting called order at 6:01 PM by President Jason Redrup. Flag salute was held and the presidentÕs message was read.
A motion and a second was made to accept the minutes of the previous meeting.
Katrina Ondracek, Candidate for State Representative in the 44th District Position 2
Katrina stated she is currently going after the seat held by Mark Harmsworth. Katrina talked about how she and Harmsworth differ and she talked about her recent interview with the Seattle Times where Representative Harmsworth said heÕs not there to work on social issues. She stated thatÕs why sheÕs here is to work on social issues. Katrina talked about her career at the United Way and she talked about her involvement with their programs to break the cycle of poverty. She stated she understands the importance of education and union jobs, and the importance of protecting union jobs. She said her husband is a Boeing Machinist, so she understands the importance of unions protecting workers.
Luis Moscoso, Candidate for State Senate in the 1st Legislative District.
Luis introduced himself and stated heÕs ready for the Senate, he served in the House of Representatives the last six years., He stated that he got the labor bug back in 1976 and hasnÕt left labor since then. Luis stated the biggest problem heÕs having this year is that a Democrat in name only is running against him. He added his opponent is receiving lots of big business anti-labor contributions. Luis stated he needs a fight this by getting lots of individual contributions to support his campaign. He thanked us for allowing him to speak and promised to be a strong voice for labor and working families in the Senate.
Secretary TreasurerÕs report.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley reported on the upcoming fairs and festivals where the Labor Council will have a booth. He expressed the need for volunteers for July 11th and 12th at the Millcreek Festival and August 13th and 14th the Festival of the River in Arlington. He asked the delegates to please sign up.
He shared a video on the ŌTrade UpĶ program produced by the Snohomish County United Way. Secretary-Treasurer Kelley talked about how in a very short period of time the program has become well-known and well received. He thanked the United Way for putting the video together.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley talked about the Labor Neighbor program and how we are going to start early this year. ItÕs important that we get out and protect elected officials that work for working families. The plan includes targeting the 44th Legislative District and County Councilman Hans Dunshee race. He then passed around a sign-up sheet so delegates could volunteer for Labor Neighbor.
Reports of Unions.
Charlene Rawson, Wash Tech, reported that her union had met with both Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell in regards to TPP. She reported that the hot buttons for the two senators was enforcement of the agreement and that they both thought it was up to going to come to a vote on the floor this year.
Mark Clark, IAM 751A, reported that the Machinists had finally gotten a contract with Triumph in Spokane.
A motion came before the body from the Executive Board that automatically comes with second to endorse Rico Tessandore for Superior Court Judge. The Motion Passed unanimously.
A Motion came before the body from the Executive Board that automatically comes with a second to endorse Katrina Ondracek for Representative in the 44th Legislative District. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion came before the body with a second from the Executive Board to endorse Proposition 1. After much discussion a vote was held and passed by a two thirds majority.
Good of the Order
Betty Welsh, Snohomish County United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WashTech, reported that the United Way thanked everyone for turning out on the Letter Carriers Food Drive. Over 235,000 pounds of food was collected which is enough for 183,000 meals. The Peanut Butter Drive collected 8,000 pounds of Peanut Butter and we beat all the other Councils except Pierce. Betty reported that our underwear drive is starting for local youth in need. We are collecting underwear for ages 6-14 and they can be dropped off here at the Labor Temple. She reminded the body of Solidarity Night August 4th .
Charlene Rawson, Wash Tech, invited everyone to walk with the 38th District Democrats in the 4th of July Parade and to wear your Union colors.
President Redrup reminded everyone there would be no July meeting.
The Meeting was adjourned at 7:04 PM
Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: Bill Keenan
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Ellen Powell, Terry VanWyck
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: John Sainz
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Spencer Burris, Brian Butler, Mark Clark, Joel Hetland, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Denise Strike
IBEW 46: James DeCaro
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5: Robert Rahkonen
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James,
OPEIU 8: Phyllis Naiad
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, John Lynn, Susanne Murphy, Robert Sutton
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Charlene Rawson, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
AFSCME 1811CA: Janay Jagar
IBT 117: Michael Boe
NALC 791: Chris Kelly
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, David Simpson
Katrina Ondracek, Candidate 44th District House, Pos. 2
Luis Moscoso, Candidate 1st District Senate
Susan Ronken, Campaign Manager Luis Moscoso for Senate