Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of July 25, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Boschok. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected: Michael Cummins, IAM 751 A was sworn in as a delegate at the previous meeting. Don Shove, IAM 751A requested to be listed as excused. The chair asked Leonard Kelley, IBT 231 to serve in the Vice Presidentıs chair.
Al Aldrich, Strategies 360 Consultant to the Regional Transportation Improvement District ballot proposal, explained the process, the ballot procedures and area of balloting, as well as the projects being recommended in the upcoming RTID proposal that goes to the ballot in November.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Executive Board met on July 20th to screen five candidates: Jean Berkey, Candidate for County Council, Pos. 2; Marko Liias, Candidate for possible 21st District Legislative seat opening; Strom Peterson, Candidate for Edmonds City Council, Pos. 7; Stephanie Wright, Candidate for Lynnwood City Council, Pos. 5 and Kimberly Cole, Candidate for Public Hospital District Commissioner, Dist. 2, Pos. 3. Recommendations were made to endorse Strom Peterson, Stephanie Wright and Kimberly Cole.
M/S/C to endorse Strom Peterson for Edmonds City Council, Pos. 7
M/S/C to endorse Stephanie Wright for Lynnwood City Council, Pos. 5
M/S/C to endorse Kimberly Cole for Public Hospital Commissioner, Dist. 2, Pos. 3
Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted there would be a Labor/Neighbor Event on Saturday August 11th from 10 to 2, with a pre-meeting starting at 9 AM. Delegates were solicited to participate. It will be at the Everett Labor Temple, 2812 Lombard. A sign up sheet was passed around.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Community Services--Suzanne Moreau of the Puget Sound Labor Agency reported for Committee Chair Chris Glenn, SPEEA. She noted that the Turkey Fry event with Representative John Lovick was a success. She also gave her Labor Agency report. Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, has been appointed the Labor Chair for the United Way campaign this year. She is working on an August 28th United Way Labor meeting. The United Wayıs Volunteer Appreciation Night on August 13, She also mentioned the 4th Annual Washington State Labor Council Golf Tournament, the September 3rd Labor Day celebration and the 11th Annual Spirit of Snohomish County breakfast on September 12th. The United Way Days of Caring are September 28th and 29th.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231 reported on organizing at Advanced H2O in Skagit County. He noted that the election at Durham had been lost by six votes.
Geoffrey Crofoot, IFPTE 17 reported on pre contract meetings with the Snohomish County Health District. There is a large concern over health care costs.
Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported on the ratification of a contract at Triumph.
Other Local Activities
Mark Moshay, SPEEA, encouraged delegates to be involved in their local communities National Night Out Against Crime. SPEEA is a sponsor of the activities at the South Everett Center, 6315 Fleming St, Suite B in Everett
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Jackie Minchew, EEA/UTE, gave an update on his campaign for Everett City Council, Pos. 7. He has been out doorbelling.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:38 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1355: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Michael Cummins, Jason Redrup, Don Shove, Sandra Torfin
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Jonathan Holden, Tina Wilson
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: Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:
SPEEA: Mark Moshey, Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UBC 562: Fred Buel, John Noble
UFCW 44: No Delegate
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UFCW 21: Nancy Young
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
LIUNA 292: Rodolfo Zavala
SEIU 925: Donna Chrisman
SPEEA: Chris Glenn
UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg
UFCW 21: Nancy Holland-Young
Wash Tech/CWA: Rennie Sawade
Al Aldrich, RTID/Strategies 360
Mike Cooper, Candidate Snohomish County Council
Dennis Davaz, SPEEA
Mark Hintz, Snohomish County Democrats Chair
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA