Minutes of August 24th 2016 SCLC Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 6 PM by President Jason Redrup, IAM 751A. A motion and second were made to accept the minutes from the June meeting. A motion and a second were made to accept the credentials of Howard Carlson, IAM 751F and Mohammed Khan, SPEEA.
Tommy Flynn, OPEIU Local 277, was present to make a presentation to the Labor Council of two checks for Labor endorsed candidates. Tommy also stated that OPEIU had also contributed $5000 to the SR 1433 campaign and was given a resounding applause.
Secretary Treasurers Report
Secretary Kelley, IBT 38, reported on the SCLC Labor booths that the Education Committee staffed at the Millcreek Festival and the Festival of the River in Arlington. He asked delegates that volunteered to speak on the events. Several volunteers spoke and talked about what a valuable asset the booths were in outreach to the community and also to union members that attended the festivals. Several delegates commented that they had a really good time.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley gave a brief report on the Labor Neighbor action held on July 10th for Labor endorsed candidates in the 44 Legislative District. He asked Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, to speak about her experience with Labor Neighbor. Teresa shared that it was a good experience for her and she had some great conversations at the door with union members. Secretary-Treasurer Kelley announced that our next day for Labor Neighbor will be October 8. He emphasized the need for a large turnout on that day for Labor endorsed candidates. Kelley stated that the format for this year’s Labor Neighbor is different from the past. The focus will be on union members that don’t vote very often or new young union members. A signup sheet was passed around.
He then gave report about the next Member Education class which will be held on October 22. The class will focus on leadership for rank-and-file union members. The deadline to sign up is October 10th so be sure to get the flyers out to your coworkers and the jobsites.
Secretary Treasurer Kelley reported that Union Solidarity night at the Aqua Sox game was a huge success. It was extremely well attended and one of largest turnouts we’ve ever had. He added this year that the local unions contributed enough to pay for the whole event, usually we fall short.
John Sainz, ATU 1576, reported that they had successfully beaten back a decertification attempt by Island County Transit. They won the election with 71% “No” vote to decertify.
Suzanne Murphy,SPEEA, reported they had started contract negotiations with Triumph in Spokane.
Michael Boe, Teamsters 117, reported they are miles apart in their contract negotiations for the correctional officers with the state.
Sal Ponce, IATSE 15, reported that they had won election to represent the AV workers at Republic.
Other Local Activties
Ellen Powell, AFSCME 1811CA, reported that at their International Convention in Las Vegas they marched on Trump Towers. They have 2000 workers that they recently organized and Trump is refusing to negotiate.
Good of the Order
Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WashTech, reported on the summer activities that took place this year such as “Project Homeless Connect” and the IAM 751 members who helped serve 933 people. Other events included “Cool Girls in Aerospace”; the “Underwear Drive”, which delivered over 1123 pairs of new boys and girls underwear to Clothes for Kids and she thanked the Snohomish County Labor Council Delegates, the United Way Labor Committee, PTE 17 and AFSCME 109 for supporting this drive. Betty reported on the United Way Labor Committee’s annual purchase of backpacks and school supplies for kids in Everett, Granite Falls, Stanwood, Marysville and Arlington. She asked for volunteers for two upcoming events: September 24th will be Labor’s “Day of Caring” to be held at Clothes for Kids and upcoming ramp projects. Betty spoke about the United Way workplace fundraising campaigns which are getting underway. With one out of three people in Snohomish County living below the poverty level participation in these campaigns are crucial.
The Meeting was adjourned at 6:38 PM
Leonard Kelly, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: 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 883: Steve Oss, Rick Swartz
ATU 1576: Danielle Julien, John Sainz
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Brian Butler, Mark Clark, Joel Hetland, Jason Redrup
IAM 751F: Howard Carlson, Denise Strike
IBEW 46: James DeCaro, Margaret Ely
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard
IBEW 191: Corey Dunlap, Kenneth Frey
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley, Mike Raughter
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Bill Albin Jr., Rick Cunningham, Tony Zempel
IUPAT DC 5: Robert Rahkonen
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott, Jim Smith
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Mohammed Khan, Susanne Murphy, Kurt Schuetz, Robert Sutton
UBC 70: Fidencio Denis Velasco
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Charlene Rawson, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
IBEW 77: Mike Black
IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Debbie Gath
NALC 791: Bob James
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SPEEA: David Simpson
Tommy Flynn, OPEIU 277
Victor C. Harris, SnoCo Democrats
Jessica Matheson, Carpenters Local 70
Sal Ponce, IATSE 15