Snohomish County Labor Council Delegates Meeting
September 28, 2016
The meeting was called to order at 6 PM by President Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
The Pledge of Allegiance was held and the President’s message was read. A motion and a second were made to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as published. The motion passed unanimously.
Jason Brock, IAFF 46, was present, and a motion and a second were made to accept Jason’s credentials and he was sworn in.
Paul Roberts, Everett City Councilman, and Sound Transit Board Member, spoke about Proposition 1 and Sound Transit 3. Paul thanked the body for allowing him, Dave Earling, Mayor of Edmonds, and Peter Rogoff, CEO of Sound Transit, the opportunity to come and speak. Paul stated that Sound Transit Board Members from Snohomish County have fought hard to include rapid transit from Lynnwood to Everett. Paul stated light rail to Lynnwood should be here by 2023 and it’s already funded. Paul talked about the route rapid transit will take going up by Paine field into high density job centers. He stated we will have a chance in November to connect the region together.
Dave Earling, Mayor of Edmonds, reiterated how he appreciated the ability to come to the Labor Council and speak. The data shows we are going to have another 200,000 people by the year 2040 moving to Snohomish County and we need to have a system in place to move people around better than what we have now. He added this will provide endless jobs for very long time.
Dave introduced Peter Rogoff the CEO of Sound Transit. Peter said he is new to the region but not new to partnering with Labor on transportation projects. Peter stated that having a partnership with Labor and project labor agreements has served them well. Peter added when you look at the ST3 plan you’re looking at a minimum of 78,000 jobs. Peter talked about this upcoming weekend with a Husky game and a Mariner game and how their light rail system will be taxed. They are predicting the highest ridership ever. Peter added the one of the things they are going to be doing is adding more parking even before light rail gets here so we can use the parking facilities now. Peter said if anyone wanted any more detail about the project, the plan is available on the website Sound Transit 3.
Secretary -Treasurers Report.
Secretary - Treasurer Leonard Kelley, Teamsters 38, spoke on the upcoming leadership skills class. There is still room in the class so he asked the delegates to be sure to get the word out to their local unions about the class. He spoke about the October 8th Labor Neighbor walk and the importance of having a good turnout on that day. He added if we don’t have 100 people we have fallen short. He stated the issues are very important to organized labor. Secretary-Treasurer Kelley added Teamsters Local 38 has challenged all locals to turnout at least five people for this walk. He then passed out signup sheets.
He reminded the body that November 12th will be the hundredth year anniversary of the Everett Massacre and we will be having an event at the Milltown Yacht Club starting at noon.
He gave a report on the United Way Spirit of Snohomish County breakfast that was held two weeks ago. At this breakfast they usually give away three or four very prominent awards. This year they added a new award called the “Change Maker Award.” This award went to our program “Trade Up”. He stated that this is something all of you should be very proud of.
Reports of Unions
President Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported that he received a phone call from Senator Patty Murray’s office and they were looking for workers to interview about the minimum-wage and paid sick leave Initiative 1433.
Steve Chandler, Teamsters 38, reported they are working on an organizing campaign at Suburban Propane.
Michael Boe, Teamsters 117, reported that they had received a decision back from the arbitrator in their case on behalf of correctional officers. They were awarded a 10.5 percent increase over three years. They also received a shift differential increase from $.65 to $1.00.
Jason Brock, IAFF 46, reported they are in arbitration with the City of Everett. They received several rulings from the arbitrator; one was on CPI adjustments. He also noted that their health insurance is also under attack.
Susanne Murphy, SPEEA, reported that they had ratified their contract with Triumph. She reported that negotiations went well. She wanted to thank the Machinists Union because of their actions and negotiations with Triumph in taking such a strong line helped them a lot.
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, reported they had ratified two contracts in July with Air Point.
Sandy Hastings, SPEEA, reported that one of the victims in the shooting at Cascade Mall was a SPEEA member. She stated that he was with Boeing for 30 years and the service will be this Sunday.
Steve Chandler, Teamsters 38, reported that they ratified their contract with Grocery which is basically 2800 grocery store members in Snohomish County and that they got done a month early.
Lester Mullen, IAM 751A, reported that they just got something new at their Machinists International Convention. He reported that in the past the President of their international union could sign a ratified contract without a vote of the local membership. That has been changed in the national Constitution so that now all contracts will have a vote of the membership. He stated that he worked across the country and Canada working with the membership to change their Constitution and that’s no easy task.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley reported that anyone interested in helping the Sound Transit 3 group phone bank signup sheets are available.
Brian Butler, IAM 751A, reported that he was at the United Way Day of Caring at Clothes for Kids in Lynnwood. They helped sort the clothes that had been donated. The store front allows children and adults in need to “shop” for clothes.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM.
Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Kelley
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: 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
IAFF 46: Jason Brock
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
IAM 751A: Brian Butler, Joel Hetland, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IAM 751F: Howard Carlson, Regina Fountain, Denise Strike
IBEW 46: James DeCaro
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard
IBEW 191: Damien Fisher
IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Leonard Kelley, Mike Raughter
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Al Cummins
IUPAT DC 5: Robert Rahkonen
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Sandy Hastings, Mohammed Khan, Susanne Murphy, Kurt Schuetz,
UBC 70: Fidencio Denis Velasco
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Charlene Rawson, Ed Triezenberg,
ATU 1576: John Sainz
IBEW 77: Jackie Rae
IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 8: Phyllis Naiad
SPEEA: David Simpson, Robert Sutton
UBC 70: John Lehman
WashTech: Betty Welsh
Dave Earling, Edmonds Mayor
Mark Hudson, SPEEA
Paul Roberts, Everett City Council
Peter Rogoff, Sound Transit