Minutes of the Meeting of September 27, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. The following new delegates were sworn in: Tim Geraghty, Kat Overman, Bob Zappone.
Williams, SEIU 1199NW, delegate to the Labor Council gave a power point
presentation on cost containment and Providence Medical expansion in
Secretary-Treasurer Sells referred to the Executive Board minutes and noted to the delegates he would be happy to respond to any questions regarding actions taken or discussions that ensued at the Executive Board on September 19th.
Committee did interview
SCLC COMMITTEE REPORTS
Organizing: Leonard Kelley, Teamsters 38, reported on the committee’s activity last Saturday at the Everett Holiday Inn. Employees there received information on the benefits of belonging to a union. As a follow up, they are sponsoring a sit-in on October 4th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Kelley, Teamsters 38, gave an update on the charges filed with the NLRB against
Durham Transportation on the recent election in
Jon Holden, IAM 751, reported on filing
Contract Negotiations--Randy Kurtz, WFSE 948, reported that members had accepted a contract offer from the State by a 95% yes vote. He asked that legislators support it when it comes before the legislature.
Other local activities--Bob Rommel, SPEEA/IFPTE 2001, reported that Bob Gorman had been hired for their organizing staff. Two new business representatives were hired, also: Frank Guglielmo, and Laura Wentworth.
John Cunningham, IBEW 77, reported that the local had endorsed Kathy Vaughn for the current PUD Commissioner position up for election. Ms. Vaughn is running for re-election.
John Noble, UBC 562, reported on the Carpenters standards campaign they are currently working on to educate people about wage and benefit standards for the community.
Geraghty, AFSCME 1811PA noted their support for
Patty Goins, AFSCME 113, noted that the court clerks in their local voted to support
M/S to endorse Kathy Vaughn for PUD Commissioner. (In accordance with our Constitution, the motion will be voted on at the October 25th meeting.)
M/S to have a dual endorsement for
Tam Bui and
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA, reported on fund raising activity over the last several months, labor participation in the United Way Day of Caring, and upcoming holiday fundraising.
Jeffrey Callies, Chase Home Finance Union Mortgage Consultant Area Coordinator, introduced the Union Plus mortgage program to delegates.
Steve Hobbs, Labor Endorsed Candidate for State Senate in the 44th District thanked the Council for its support. He felt that he could not have won it without the support of labor. He will be needing help in a tough race, but plans to give it everything. He noted his opponent is having a fundraiser with Dino Rossi and Mike McGavick.
Boschok, IAM 751, invited delegates to participate in the Sunday, October 15th
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in
The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, David Ott, Gloria Parker
AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Robin Windhausen
AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley, Guerdon Ellis
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Jonathan Holden, Garth Luark
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman, John Cunningham
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson
IUPAT DC 5:
OPEIU 277: Kat Overman
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SEIU 1199NW: Curt Williams
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UBC 562: John Noble, Don Sorenson, Ed Triezenberg, Bob Zappone
UFCW 141, USNU:
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann
IAM 751C: Mark Blondin, Hank Getchman
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBEW 191: Jeff Seibert
LIUNA 292: Dan O’Connor, Rodolfo Zavala
NALC 791: Bob James
SPEEA: Mark Moshay, Kurt Schuetz
Rick Adkins, Steve Hobbs for Senate 44th District Campaign
Fran Christie, OPEIU 277
Donna Chrisman, SEIU 925
Mike Cooper, IAFF 176
Steve Hobbs, Candidate 44th District Senate
Steve Scheffer, IUOE 302
Michele Stelovich, WFSE