SCLC Minutes 9/23/2015
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 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
Brian Butler, Joel Hetland: IAM751A
Corey Dunlap, Colleen O’Brien: IBEW 191
Debbie Gath, IBT 38
Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton: IBT 117
Michael Hill, IAM 751 C
A Motion and second was made to accept those that were present: Brian Butler, Joel Hetland, Debbie Gath and Michael Hill were all sworn in by acting Vice President Ed Triezenberg, WashTech, Trustee.
Candidate for Lake Stevens Mayor spoke about his background and education. He was an Intern for Governor Evans. He served as Director of Department of Ecology and Seattle Wastewater Utilization. Stated he made a change to the way labor negotiations were handled there with no more hiring attorneys and a move to a “Mutual Gain Sharing” process. He said the process worked well for both groups with pay higher for employees and more trucks. He stated that when he was General Manager for the PUD he helped negotiate a deal to keep Scott Paper here longer.
He added he has been on the City Council for 2 terms and that Lake Stevens has made a lot of progress and he doesn’t want to see it go backwards.
Secretary Treasurers report
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported on the Unions 101 class being held on October 24th, the deadline for signing up is October 12th.
The WSLC is asking that we support I-735, an initiative to the legislature that would petition Congress to put forth a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United.
Sign-up sheets were passed out for phone banking and delegates were encouraged to volunteer.
He spoke briefly about how literature put out by the Freedom Foundation actually stated they are “trying to put Unions out of business”.
Secretary Treasurer Kelley announced that there would be no November meeting due to the Holiday and added that our Holiday meeting would be held December 2nd and promised to be a memorable one.
Reports of Unions
Les Mullens, IAM 751A, reported that IAM President John Holden had an appointment with Boeing leadership and the meeting was cancelled. A second meeting was scheduled and President Holden asked Boeing several questions in regards to keeping jobs here and if there were plans to open a facility in China. Boeing’s answer to every question was not at this time. They lied.
Suzanne Murphy, SPEEA, reported that they had several rallies outside of Boeing supporting keeping jobs here and tax accountability during the visit of the Chinese President. She also stated that Boeing had asked to use their parking lot to bring in busloads of supporters for the Chinese President.
John Sainz, ATU 1576, shared a newspaper article about the Chinese order of 737’s and the commitment to build a plant in China.
Debbie Gath, Teamsters Local 38, reported that 3 Haggen stores could close and they would lose 500 members.
Patty Goins, AFSCME 1118 CA, reported the County Councilman orchestrated a special vote of the County Council to reject the current contract while they are still in negotiations. This was a real slap in the face because their members took leaves and furloughs to help with the budget in 2008, while Councilman Dave Somers got a $7,000.00 a month raise. She pointed out that Councilman Somers was running for County Executive. They have been without a contract since December 31st.
John Sainz, ATU 1576, reported that negotiations have come to a standstill with Island Transit and that a ULP has been filed.
A motion and second was made to endorse John Spencer for Mayor of Lake Stevens. The vote of the body will held at the October meeting as per the constitution
A motion and second was made to endorse Charlene Rawson for Everett City Council. The vote of the body will be held at the October meeting.
Other Local Activities
Good of the Order
Sandy Hastings, SPEEA, reported on CLUW. They have 4 board members here tonight and their chapter was starting to get off the ground. The next scheduled meeting will be October 21st here at the Labor Temple at 6:00 PM.
Jim Smith, Laborers 292, reported that KSER radio station has been carrying Labors Voice for over 20 years and that they are currently having their pledge drive. Jim asked the delegates to ask their Locals to donate.
Rick Jurkovic, ATU 1576, reported that Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is chair of the ‘YES on Proposition 1”. The Seattle /Snohomish County area is the 6th or 7th worst in the nation for traffic. A year ago it took 60 minutes to get to Seattle now it takes 80. He reported that polling for Community transit was doing well and that ATU International had donated $7,500 to the campaign.
Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WASH Tech, reported on the “Back to School” clothing drive focusing on children’s’ underwear. They have currently have over 800 pair donated.
She added that the United Way was gearing up for the tax season. They offer a free tax site and last year they helped people get over 5 million dollars in returns.
She reported that they are looking for volunteers on December 11th and 12th for Toys for Tots. Collection site to be the old armory just up the block from the Labor Temple.
Ed Triezenberg, WASH Tech, Trustee, reminded delegates to make sure their Unions or groups that use the Labor Temple to please close all the windows and lock doors when they are done.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:12 PM
Minutes Submitted by Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: No Delegate
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: Rick Jurkovic, John Sainz
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Brian Butler, Mark Clark, Joel Hetland, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IBEW 77: Arlene Cunningham, John Cunningham, Jon Kubat, Jacob Morgan,
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson
IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey, Darrel McLaughlin,
IBT 38: Tammi Brady, Debbie Gath, Leonard Kelley
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Rich Ewing
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Al Cummins
IUPAT DC 5:
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, 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
SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey, Mark Riker
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Sandy Hastings, Susanne Murphy, Robert Sutton
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IUOE 302: Bill Albin Jr
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SPEEA: Rebekah Hewitt, David Simpson
UBC 70: John Lehman
Pat Davis, ATU 1576
Brian Earnheart, AFSCME 109
Patty Goins, AFSCME 1811CA
Janay Jager, AFSCME 1811CA
Jesssica Matheson, UBC 70
Michael Ramey, AFSCME 109
John Spencer, Candidate for Lake Stevens Mayor
Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA