Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of June 23, 2010
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Boschok as President Darrell Chapman was on vacation. Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 was appointed to serve in the Vice President’s chair. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
Mark Roe, Candidate for Snohomish County Prosecutor spoke about his background in the Prosecutor’s office and noted he was the unanimous choice of law enforcement. He also has the backing of the Prosecutor’s union, AFSCME 1811PA, Laborers and Machinists. He discussed his relationships with employee unions and working them as part of how he operates. He thanked the Council for its rating of well qualified.
Bill Phillips, Snohomish County Democratic Party Chair invited delegates to their auction being held downstairs after the meeting.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Chris Glenn, Laborers 292, was sworn in.
EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT
Sec. Treas. Sells reported that the COPE Committee met and made two motions for recommendations of endorsement to the State Labor Council pending recommendations from two affiliates. We are currently awaiting those recommendations from affiliates before bringing the motions to the floor.
He also reported on the on-going work being done by ATU 1576 and Machinists with County Councilman Dave Gossett to come to agreement on implementation of the non-voting employee representative on the Community Transit Board.
REPORTS OF UNIONS
Organizing – No reports
Contract Negotiations – Laborers 292, Dan Christofferson reported that their negotiations were currently on hold until the Carpenters and Operating Engineers ratify their contract.
SPEEA, Bob Rommel reported that their 45 members at Triumph in Spokane would be voting on a new agreement.
IAM 751A, Jason Redrup noted that the Machinists had a very successful negotiations at Triumph in Spokane. They will have a 3 year agreement. He reported that negotiations are going on in St. Louis with Boeing, which they are watching carefully. The Puget Sound contracts are the last two to maintain pension benefits for new hires, and that has been a contentious issue in the past, along with efforts by the company to get them to give up retiree medical.
AFSCME 948, Randy Kurtz stated that there is a possible state employee furlough day on July 12, due to Senate Bill 6503. As a result, there may be picketing at a number of state offices as they would just as soon be working.
Laborers 292, Chris Glenn reported on informational picketing at Puget Sound Energy because of their use of Barnard Construction Company for the $100 million Snoqualmie Falls project. He said that job applications were filed with Barnard from local area workers and no one was hired. Barnard, an out of state company, is using out-of-state workers. He asked delegates to contact CEO Steve Reynolds at 425-462-3842 to tell him that local ratepayers need local jobs.
Nominations were opened for three Washington State Labor Council Convention delegates from the Snohomish County Labor Council. The following individuals were nominated:
Jason Redrup, IAM 751A
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231
Mike Sells, EEA/UTE 772
Nominations were closed at it was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot.
GOOD OF THE COUNCIL
Toni Bohan reported on COPE Screening Committee activity.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted that two candidates were in the audience who spoke to us last month and introduced them: Eleanor Walters, 39th District candidate for House of Representatives and Jim Kenney, Snohomish County Prosecutor candidate
Michele Pin, Luis Moscoso for State House, 1st District, Campaign Manager, spoke on behalf of Luis. She gave his Labor background and invited delegates to participate in his campaign
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency gave an update on Operation Shortfall and the partnering with 211. She reported that 211 had identified 108 union member calls for emergency service over the past year. Operation Shortfall has helped 55 union families. She talked about the Day of Caring event from last September when the KSER Warehouse was cleaned. She reported on the upcoming books and backpacks for children that Boeing employees and the PSLA are working on. She talked about the “Stuff the Bus” activity of the Everett Public Schools Foundation.
Jim Smith, Laborers 292 retired, gave an update on the KSER Radio Labor Journal and noted the program on labor done by Ross Rieder and Bill Johnston from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM the First Monday of the month. The Radio Labor Journal will be playing a speech from Rich Trumka from the Young Workers Conference.
Bob Rommel, SPEEA, asked about Solidarity Day at the Aquasox tickets and Sec. Treas. Sells noted are available in the office. He mentioned SPEEA staff visiting the field and noting the SCLC and Electrical Workers signs up in the outfield.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: James Trefry
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 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Mike Sells
AFT 1873: Steven Horn
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 883: Keith Jacobson
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Grace Holland
IBT 38: Rick Olson
IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn, Doug Scott
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Sandy Hastings, James Gillan, Bob Rommel
UBC 562: Guy Johnson
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA:
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Terry VanWyck
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 763: Leonard Kelley
UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg
Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade
Jim Kenny, Candidate County Prosecutor
Tom McConnell, IATSE 15
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Mark Roe, Snohomish County Prosecutor
Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal
Eleanor Walters, Candidate 39th District