Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of August 28, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
Š IAM 751C: George Wilson
Š IBEW 77: Arlene Cunningham
Š IBT 117: Terry Hutchins and Darrin Norton
Š IUPAT DC 5: Jim Mudd
Š OPEIU 8: John O’Keefe
Š SPEEA: Suzanne Kamiya-Harding
M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. George Wilson, IAM751C and Arlene Cunningham, IBEW 77 were sworn in.
State Representative, Cindy Ryu, 32nd District, thanked the Council for past support for her campaigns and discussed her commitment to working people.
Lillian Ortiz-Self, Chair of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs was introduced to the Labor Council and briefly spoke to her commitment to helping working people. She is a member of the WEA.
The meeting took a short recess.
EXECUTIVE BOARD/STAFF REPORTS
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Executive Board met on August 22nd and took action with regard to COPE contributions and event recruitment. He also noted that the Board had asked to get the Facebook page up and running. It is called the Official Snohomish County Labor Council page because an individual, who did not have the authority to do so, has opened up a Snohomish County Labor Council page. In addition, the Board has asked him to look into the possibility of a Worker Center for this area. He reported that the Board authorized bringing on Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, as a Membership Education and Recruitment Coordinator.
Leonard Kelley spoke to local election help that will be needed and an upcoming protest rally in Seattle on September 5th at the Seattle Sheration Hotel from 5 PM to 7 PM. The right wing “think tank”, Washington Policy Center, is bringing Gov. Scott Walker to Washington State.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—SPEEA, Sandra Hastings reported that organizing of training pilots at Boeing is still continuing. Boeing is trying to move the pilots to a “right to work” state. She also noted efforts to start an area Coalition of Labor Union Women group. For further information, she could be contacted at 425-346-3398.
Contract Negotiations—IAM 751C, Jason Redrup, updated the Council on the negotiations for a group of electronic techs at Boeing. The negotiations were finished satisfactorily.
IUOE 302, Rich Cunningham, reported that they had ratified a good agreement on Friday with CEMEX.
IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson, reported that tough negotiations with Frontier is continuing.
Other Local Activities—IAM 751C, Jason Redrup, reported on a community meeting at the Everett Station on August 27th to get an update on WSU Everett. He explained how the growth of engineering programs through WSU will help with the Triple 7 competitiveness needed for our area.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Ann Seabott, Wash Tech, United Way Labor Committee, updated delegates on the Day of Caring. The Labor Committee is working on getting 20 volunteers for work on Garfield Park, Saturday, Sept. 14th in the morning.
Mike Sells, EEA/UTE 772, reported on the capital budget help from the state on building a WSU Everett campus. As a state legislator he was involved with that process and thanked the Capital Budget Chair, Hans Dunshee for his leadership on it.
Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, Radio Labor Journal, encouraged delegates to listen to the program via the web streaming available at KSER.org The program is available for two weeks after the initial broadcast.
Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191, reported that there will be two picnics available on Labor Day. One is in Seattle at Woodland Park and the other is in Burlington. He also noted that on September 5th there would be a march in late morning at the Renton Wal Mart.
Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, reported on the UFCW 21 action at the Fred Meyer in Lynnwood. He stated that the grocery negotiations are looking to take away all health care. The pickets were informational.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:43 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: No Delegate
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 46: John Gage, Paul Gagnon, Don Schwab, John Tanaka
IAFF 1828: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Christopher Louie, George Wilson
IBEW 77: Arlene Cunningham, Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Rich Ewing
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5:
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Sandy Hastings
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Ann Seabott
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:
SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
Lillian Ortiz-Self, Chair of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs
?ly Ruiz, IAM 751A
Cindy Ryu, House Representative 32nd District