Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of March 26, 2008
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. The Flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected: Under SPEEA report, the membership number should be 20,000 for Washington and 4,000 in Wichita. Under attendance for IBU add Robin Ramsey and redact David McKenzie.
The new delegates were not present, and no seating action was taken.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Board had set the COPE Screening schedule, and would be opening the screening committee to locals who do not have a member on the Executive Board. Names need to be in by March 28th. He also noted that the Board would be meeting to discuss the future relationship with the PSLA, and the request to be involved with a First Amendment Scholarship program.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231, reported that the committee was working on an education program for the Arlington industrial complex for June. There are 110 businesses within a 3 mile radius of the Arlington airport. He will have volunteer sign-up sheets to help in upcoming meetings
REPORTS OF UNIONS
IAM 751F—Jackie Boschok reported on an election at a Lockheed Martin contractor that come out 438 for the union and 438 against with 9 challenged ballots. District 751 did win an election for a small unit in Spokane, and are working on elections in the Snohomish County and Fife area.
IBEW 191—Darrell Chapman reported on the interest in the Comcast organizing that the IBEW is currently pursuing.
IBU—Robin Ramsey gave an update on talks with the Washington State Ferry management.
ATU 1576—Chris Brydges noted the local was in mediation with Community Transit
SPEEA—Larry Marrell reported they had their first formal meeting regarding the upcoming Boeing contract.
IFPTE 17—Geoffrey Crofoot reported on the health care improvements in their new contract for employees at the Snohomish County Health District
IBT 38—Steve Chandler noted that members had ratified a contract at Canteen Vending. At Carlson Trucking members will be voting on a last and best offer. The Everett Fuel & Lumber contract comes up at the end of April, and there is a vote for the Puget Sound Truck line contract on March 27th.
LIUNA 292—Doug Scott thanked the Council for its recent support on the Unfair Labor Practice picket line against Cornerstone. They were back to the table within two days.
Other Local Information
IBT 38—Steve Chandler noted that the local gives out two $1,000 scholarships to members or family of members each year. The international also had $10,000 scholarship available. He encouraged delegates who have Teamster family members to check into it.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
State Representative Mike Sells, 38th District, Pos. 2 reported on the recent legislative session in Olympia. He noted that the $400 million dollar short fall in the revenue forecast did not make for a pleasant session because of the budget cutting. Labor did make progress, however, in a number of areas. It was disappointing that we were not able to finalize a college branch campus site, and attributed part of it to attacks on the Everett site by hired consultants, as well as attacks on the process for selection. He noted that at points it got a little nasty.
PSLA Snohomish County Director Suzanne Moreau reported on the upcoming May 10th Letter Carriers Food Drive, and the need for volunteers to help unload the food boxes. She also mentioned the Center for Battered Women event on Friday March 28th, the Shop for a Cause event, which is being changed, partnering with Labor/Neighbor radio, and the Boeing Employee Community Fund activity.
Mark Hintz, Snohomish County Democrats Chair reported that they were seeking help with the upcoming, April 13th County Convention. They are expecting between 4,000 and 6,000 people at Comcast Arena, and are selling advertising in the convention booklet to help offset the cost.
Joe Wilson, Candidate for Superior Court, Position 6, introduced himself to the delegates and gave some background for his candidacy. He is currently an attorney in the area.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231, gave background information on the Skagit Community Alliance, which is proposing expansion into Snohomish County. The alliance is a group of like minded groups interested in a progressive agenda.
Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F reported on the recent Tanker rally in Everett with Senator Patty Murray. We need to continue to educate the public and keep the issue alive through the General Accounting Office review.
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported that the tanker contract, while affecting 800 line employees, will have far reaching impacts on jobs throughout the area, unless the decision is overturned.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Roger Moller
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: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 1355: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Jackie Minchew
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IAM 751E: Guerdon Ellis
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Tami Brady, Steve Chandler, Janine Dibble, Rick Olson
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie, Robin Ramsey
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott , Rudolfo Zavala
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
PASS: Christian Sorensen
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman
SPEEA: Sharon Marrell, Larry Marrell, Bob Rommel
UFCW 44: No Delegate
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
NALC: Bob James
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Mark Moshay
UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg
Wash Tech: Curt Eidem
Fran Christie, OPEIU 277
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Michelle Pin, SCDCC
Laura Wentworth, SPEEA
Joe Wilson, Candidate for Superior Court, Pos. 6