Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of September 28, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. Ed Triezenberg, UBC 70, was appointed to fill the Vice President’s chair. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.
Š AFSCME 109E: Sheryl Barker, Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl
Š AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof, Dan Packard
Š IAFF 46: John Gage
Š IBEW 191: Damien Fisher, Patrick Gallatin
Š IUPAT 5: Art Diaz
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Jim Imhof, AFSCME 113 and Art Diaz, IUPAT 5 were sworn in
The regular business meeting was suspended to hear from guests
Congressman Rick Larsen, 2nd Congressional District discussed the attacks on long standing rules that governed labor that his side of the aisle has been able to beat back. Collective bargaining, prevailing wage, the NLRB have all been targets. He said that he felt it was dangerous for the Congress to intervene in the NLRB’s processes. He asked for support for the $1.4 billion transportation bill to help keep the country moving and working. He has signed on to HR 1351 to help save the postal service from financial default. He mentioned the “Thank you” rally organized by Bob James, NALC 791 and State Council President of the Letter Carriers, that was held in front of the Wall Street Building on Tuesday, September 27th.
Troy McClelland, President, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, discussed the merger of the Economic Development Council and two area Chambers of Commerce. The purpose is to align agendas to help retain jobs and to prioritize what is important in doing so. They will be working on workforce development and infrastructure priorities. The new Board will be formed in the next 3 months, and they will be talking with the Labor Council about labor representation.
Mike Cooper, Mayor of Edmonds, thanked the Council for the endorsement of his campaign in August. He and the Edmonds City Council on a 7 to 0 vote passed two ordinances on responsible bidders and apprenticeship utilization. He signed the bills in front of the assembled delegates. Ordinance 3854 creates bidding responsibility for the City of Edmonds and Ordinance 3855 creates apprenticeship utilization on jobs over $250,000. He thanked Edmonds City Council President Strom Peterson, who was present, for his help and support on it.
Lori Province, Washington State Labor Council, noted the rallies held in every Congressional district in the state to Save Our Postal Service. She discussed the phone banks that will be up and running for the next 38 days to call members on labor endorsed issues and candidates. We need to make 4,000 calls.
Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal, noted that the program is on the 3rd Monday of the month and has been going for 20 years now. He gave delegates information on the program schedule.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing—Grace Holland, IAM 751F, updated delegates on a recent election in King County that they had won.
Contract Negotiations—Steve Horn, AFT 1873, discussed the renegotiations of the Everett Community College contract with the college due to fiscal issues brought on by state cuts.
Steve Horn, AFT 1873, talked to the delegates about the October 18th Social Security Event that starts at 6 PM. Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security works will be speaking. The event is being sponsored by the Snohomish County Labor Council.
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Eric Wiseman, WFSE 1020, reminded delegates of the need for safety around high voltage wires and during trench work.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer.
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof, Charles Johnstone
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: Kim Mead, Mike Sells
AFT 1873: Steven Horn
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic
GCIU 767M: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Grace Holland
IATSE 15: John Lammon
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 38: Rick Olson
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: Art Diaz, Greg Flatmo
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292:Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 6: 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:
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker, Terry VanWyck
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IBT 38: Janine Dibble
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn
SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UBC 70: Guy Johnson
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade
Mike Cooper, Edmonds Mayor
Rick Larsen, US Congressman
Luke Loeffler, Congressman Rick Larsen staff
Troy McClelland, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
Tom Nirick., IUPAT
Strom Peterson, Edmonds City Council
Lori Province, WSLC
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal