Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of October 24, 2007
The meeting was called to order a 6:00 PM by President Chapman, followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. It was M (Kurtz, WFSE948) S (Chrisman, IBEW89) and C to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Randy Kurtz, WFSE 948 was appointed to fill the Vice Presidentıs Chair. Chris Glenn, SPEEA2001 was appointed to fill the Sgt At Arms Chair.
M (Sells,EEA/UTE772) S (Bohan, SEIU925) to seat new delegates who were present. John Gage, IAFF 46 was sworn in as a new delegate.
EXECUTIVE BOARD/COPE SCREENING COMMITTEE REPORT
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the last Executive Board meeting did not have a quorum. However, 4 of the Board members did conduct a screening of a candidate and did a subsequent polling of the Board. As a result, the following motion was brought to the floor from the Screening Committee: M/S/ to endorse Kerry Watkins for Lake Stevens City Council, Position 3. The motion carried.
COPE Motions from the floor in the September meeting:
1. M (Minchew, EEA/UTE 772) S (Rommel, SPEEA) to endorse David Simpson for Everett City Council, Pos.
M/S/F to endorse David Simpson for Everett City Council, Position 7
2. M (Downey, IAFF 46) S (Shove, IAM 751) to endorse Shannon Affholter for Everett City Council, Pos. 7
M/S/F to endorse Shannon Affholter for Everett City Council, Position 7
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Reports--IBT 38, Samantha Kantak reported on efforts by the Frito Lay Company to decertify the union.
Contract Negotiations—IFPTE 17, Geoffrey Crofoot reported on negotiations at the Snohomish County Health District, and the units frustration with health care costs. ATU 1576, Chris Brydges reported that negotiations had just started at Community Transit.
M (Mead,EEA/UTE772) S (Bohan, SEIU925) and carried the following resolution on the No Child Left Behind Act Reauthorization:
Resolution to Oppose the Miller-Pelosi Reauthorization Proposal for the No Child Left Behind Act
WHEREAS, the current Miller-Pelosi proposal for reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act will hurt our union brothers and sisters by eroding collective bargaining rights for teacher compensation, evaluation, transfer and reassignment; and
WHEREAS, the one-size-fits-all approach of NCLB is hurting our students, teachers and public schools, and this proposal will make a bad law worse; and
WHEREAS, Congress should not seek to control and punish local school districts, but should offer assistance and support to those schools and students that need help; and
WHEREAS, students should be valued as being more than test scores; and
WHEREAS, this reauthorization proposal will make it harder to attract and retain quality teachers in our classrooms; and
WHEREAS, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, the Washington Education Association and AFT Washington support rewriting NCLB to include successful programs such as smaller class sizes, school modernization, hiring additional school counselors, providing quality teacher and paraprofessional training; and increasing parental involvement in our public schools; and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Snohomish County Labor Council ask our members of Congress to oppose this NCLB reauthorization proposal and convey our opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Committee on Education Chairman, George Miller.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Bruce Zeller, Department of Labor Industries passed out Labor & Industries contact information and reported on the rules modification process.
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, reported on the Macyıs Shop for a Cause noting that the volunteers in Everett raised the most money at the event. She talked about the upcoming holiday quilt raffle, the volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring and handed out Machinist Halloween Safety bags.
Correspondence read: Thank you from County Council candidate, Mike Cooper; 10/8/07 acknowledgment from Governorıs office on Superior Court Judicial appointment recommendation; 10/16/07
Thank you from County Sheriff candidate, John Lovick; 10/23/07 Thank you from IFPTE 17 Union Rep. Ray Goforth for support in their MetroKC negotiations.
M (Kurtz, WFSE948) S (Shove, IAM751A) to adjourn the meeting at 6:39 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Phedra Quincey
AFSCME 1355: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 46: John Gage
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Michael Cummins, Don Shove, Sandra Torfin
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Jonathan Holden, Grace Holland, Garth Luark, Duane Roope
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Janine Dibble, Samantha Kantak, Rick Olson
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Rodolfo Zavala
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, David Simpson
UBC 562: John Noble
UFCW 44: No Delegate
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem, Rennie Sawade
IAFF 46: Bob Downey
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott, Jim Smith
SPEEA: Mark Moshey, Bob Rommel
UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 21: Nancy Young
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Arden Watson, Marysville Education Association
Daryn Wilbur, Teamsters 38
Bruce Zeller, AFSCME 443