Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2012
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose following. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
? AFSCME 109E: Sheryl Barker, Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl
? AFSCME 113: Dan Packard
? OPEIU 8: Tracy Hoffman, Jennifer Moore, John O?Keefe
? Wash Tech/CWA: Ann Seabott
M/S/C to seat the new delegate that was present. Ann Seabott, WashTech/CWA was sworn in.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the Labor/Neighbor event held on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. He singled out Laborers 292 and asked Dan Christofferson and Doug Scott to stand for their work on getting volunteers out. He noted that other locals helped, but the bulk of the volunteers came from LIUNA 292.
Delegates were invited to participate in the October 20th Super Walk leaving from the Everett Labor Temple.
Sec. Treas. Sells also reported on meeting with ILWU 32 to talk with them about re-affiliating. He also mentioned a State Labor Council request regarding a meeting concerning WalMart that would be held on Friday.
Also noted were the comments from County Councilman John Koster, who is running for Congress, regarding tagging immigrant workers with bar codes like cattle.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Contract Negotiations—WFSE 948, Randy Kurtz reported on an agreement being voted on this week for a new general government contract. They are in the process of voting on it. It ends the 3% decrease and adds a step for 2.5% longevity raise. There is a possible 1% COLA on 7/1/2014. It would also cap how much they will have to pay on health care.
SPEEA/IFPTE2001, Lynn Burow noted that the Boeing contract offer was pretty lousy. However, they are giving their members a vote on it. Ballots will be counted on October 1st. Rejection is recommended. Jim Gillan reported that Boeing does not want to honor early retirement option for people with medical issues and pre-65 retirees would lose health care in the Boeing offer. Leafleting and picketing will be going on September 27th to highlight the issues.
Wash Tech/CWA, Rennie Sawade reported on the Microsoft employee rating system and how the corporation is trying to push it on the teachers of this state.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Ann Seabott, WashTech, United Way Labor Advisory Committee, reported on the Toys for Tots program which we are partnering with again this year and the November 16th Volunteers Day. On October 17th, there will be a seminar for local union leaders to help aid them with members needing hardship assistance. It will be at the Labor Temple. Jason Redrup, IAM 751, noted that the seminar was a good one for staff to help with short term crisis needs.
Michele Stelovich, WSLC Labor Neighbor, talked with delegates regarding recruiting for the phone banks and the walks. There is an upcoming walk in Mt. Vernon on October 6th.
Dan Christofferson, LIUNA 292, gave an update on Jim Smith, Labor Radio Journal Coordinator, who was recently released from the hospital and is recovering.
Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, noted how much higher the unemployment was for building trades worker and the need to be involved in the election. He threw out a friendly challenge to other locals to get their members involved.
Teresa Randall, IBEW 89, reported on their recent Women?s Conference in Washington, DC.
Jim Gillan, SPEEA, reported on FUSE phone banking efforts and a new dialing program.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:36 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
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
ATU 1576: Patty Ceis, Rick Jurkovic
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Christopher Louie, Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok
IBEW 89: Teresa Randall
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Devyn Johanson, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Janine Dibble
IBT 117: No Delegate
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn, Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
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: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan
UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott
SPEEA: Bob Rommel
Steve Garey, USW 12-591
Daniel Powell, AFSCME Council 2, Labor Neighbor
Michele Stelovich, AFSCME Council 28, Labor Neighbor