Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of March 24, 2010
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM by President Chapman. The flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Allen C. Neph, Brent Sanchez and Teresa Potter were present and sworn in.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231, presented a program on the use of the information in the Department of Labor reports LM10 and LM20ís that are required to be filed by companies and labor union avoidance consultants. He noted that if information could not be found quite often it meant that it had not been filed. It is up to unions to contact the Department of Labor to request enforcement. Requests for enforcement can go back 5 years.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Board recommended support for a Yes vote on the Everett Medic One, Proposition 1 levy on April 27th. Bob Downey, former Firefighter 46 President discussed the proposition and noted how I-747 had undercut the levy over the last several years. It is for emergency response assistance. It was M/S/C to endorse the Everett Medic One Prop. 1 Levy.
The COPE Candidate Screening Committee process was outlined by the Secretary-Treasurer.
He also referred delegates to health care information contained in their packets concerning the new national legislation.
Bohan, SEIU 925, Trustee 1 and Randy Kurtz, AFSCME 948, Trustee 4 were sworn in
to their two year officer terms for 2010-11.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing Reports: Toni Bohan, SEIU 925, requested an update on information regarding organizing at AT&T Wireless.
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported that with the merger of Northwest Airlines and Delta an important vote for union representation was coming up. Delta is non-union at this time, and they are working hard because the way labor law works, a person not voting is automatically counted a no vote.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231 reported on the three local campaign for Lincare drivers. The CEO makes $14 million.
Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F reported on the new Sunrise Dental contract that the owner helped to organize. She also discussed elections lost on military contracts at Fort Lewis/McChord Air Base.
Randy Kurtz, AFSCME 948, praised Sunrise Dental, but noted that under their Public Employees Benefit Board only two plans have been allowed. They are trying to get that changed.
Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, talked about the challenge from large, out of state non-union electrical contractors. They are working on organizing the companies.
Contract Negotiations: Rick Jurkovic, ATU 1576 reported on the new contract at Pierce Transit that they have completed. It is a three year agreement.
Other Local Activity: Bob Rommel, SPEEA reported on their upcoming food drive.
Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F, noted that the Machinists would also be doing a food drive. She also reported that Machinists 751 would be doing their 75th Anniversary event this year
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Rep. Mike Sells, D, 38th District gave an update on the current state of the budget and revenue. The legislature is still in session trying to resolve differences between the House and Senate.
Brent McFarlane, SPEEA, introduced himself to the body.
Luis Moscoso, Candidate for 1st Legislative District, reported that he would be running for office. He is a retired member of the WPEA, and he hoped that he was the only labor candidate in the race.
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, thanked the Laborers for a $5,000 donation to the Feinstein Grant, a matching grant for food banks. AWPPW received the United Way Spirit of Labor Award this year. Area Locals were congratulated for helping the family of the murdered Seattle police officer with some necessary housing needs. She introduced the new Executive Director of the PSLA, Steve Fox. He has been a member of the Board for over 15 years, and formerly owned an area Saturn dealership. He spoke on the need to increase the amount collected in the food drives, particularly with the high levels of unemployment in the construction trades. He thanked Suzanne for her work. He also discussed helping to organize the ramp programs.
Toni Bohan, SEIU 925, announced that work on the Workers Memorial was moving ahead for this year. It will be on April 28th.
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal, KSER FM 90.5 stated he was looking for further ideas for the program, and asked delegates to support the KSER membership drive.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Terry VanWyck
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Theresa Potter
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
AFT 1873: Steven Horn
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: Keith Jacobson
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges, Rick Jurkovic
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Allen Neph, Brent Sanchez, Jason Redrup, Don Shove
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Garth Luark
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Rick Olson
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Sandy Hastings, James Gillan, Chris Glenn, Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA:
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson
UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg
Juan Cruz, LIUNA 292
Bob Downey, Everett Fire Department
Steve Fox, Director PSLA
Janice Herrera, OPEIU 8
Leon Herrera, NPMHU 316
Brent McFarlane, IFPTE 2001
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Luis Moscoso, Retired ATU/UFCW
Lori Province, WSLC