Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of July 24, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Trustee Leonard Kelley at 6 PM. The flag salute and reading of PresidentŐs message followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
á IAM 751C: George Wilson
á IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton
á IUPAT DC 5: Jim Mudd
á LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
á OPEIU 8: John OŐKeefe
á SPEEA: Suzanne Kamiya-Harding
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who present. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 was sworn in.
Representative John McCoy, 38th District, gave an update on the current situation with farm workers in Skagit County at Sakuma Brothers farms. They are currently on strike for better pay and working conditions. Housing and help for the children are also at issue, along with the use of H2A visas for guest workers. He noted that he and Rep. Sells were monitoring the situation. He also noted that he will be working on the misclassification of employee issues for the next session.
Julien Loh, District Director for Congresswoman Suzan Del Bene, spoke on the issues currently before Congress, including immigration reform. The District office is in the Canyon Creek area of Bothell.
Nominations were reopened for Trustee 1 and 6 positions .It was announced that Bob James, NALC 751, had been nominated at the May meeting for Trustee 6 but had subsequently declined the nomination. Nominations were closed. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for Trustee Positions 1 and 6. Doug Scott, LIUNA 292 was elected to the Trustee 1 Position and Jacklyn Rae, IBEW 77 was elected to the Trustee 6 Position.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Contract Negotiations--IUPAT DC 5, Greg Flatmo reported on a three week strike at the Kenworth Truck plant in Portland. They now have a 3 year contract with a $1.50 package that has maintenance of benefits, and the company is paying the unfunded liability on their 63 painters and 245 sheet metal workers pensions. Glaziers completed negotiations with a $3.50 package over a three year agreement with 800 workers affected. Drywall finishers are in negotiations with the contract being extended already by a month with 450 workers affected.
IAM 130, Ron Harrell reported on a strike at Belshaw by IAM Local 160. Delegates were encouraged to go to IAM160.org and sign a letter of support.
IBEW 77, Jackie Rae reported that after negotiations were finished the contract proposal was rejected by the membership.
IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported on the negotiations for the 33 employees they represent at Verizon. They are still in negotiations with Frontier.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Ann Seabott, Wash Tech and United Way Labor Committee, updated delegates on the September 14th Day of Caring, and the booth at the Solidarity Day at the AquaSox Event. Leonard Kelley, IBT 38 reported on his candidacy for May of Stanwood. He will be needing parade help on August 3rd. Brad Waddell, IBT 117, reported on his candidacy for the Monroe City Council and thanked the Labor Council for the endorsement. Sgt. Michael Boe, IBT 117 reported on his candidacy for the Lake Stevens City Council and thanked the Labor Council for its endorsement. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, reminded delegates about the Radio Labor Journal on KSER 90.7. Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020, reminded candidates of the availability tickets for Solidarity Night with the AquaSox on August 1.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
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 130: Ron Harrell
IAM 751A: Lester Mullen
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Michael Boe, 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: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey
SPEEA: Lynn Burow,
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin
NALC 791: Bob James
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz, David Simpson
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Julien Loh, District Director for Congresswoman Suzan Del Bene