Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO

Minutes of the Meeting of November 17, 2004

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.

A moment of silence was observed for WSLC Vice President, Joe Murphy who disappeared in a plane accident in Alaska; Steve Whipple, former UFCW 1105 Secretary-Treasurer and Liz McLauglin, former County Councilwoman, who lost their battles with cancer. President Darrell Chapman and SPEEA delegate Mark Moshay gave remembrances of Joe Murphy. UFCW 1105 delegate Paul Quaintance spoke about Steve Whipple and Secretary-Treasurer Mike Sells spoke about Liz McLaughlin.

 

CREDENTIALS

 

  • AFSCME 113: Brian OíLeary, Joyce Peter
  • IAFF 2694: Todd Cole
  • IAM 160: Kyle Kuntz
  • IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff
  • Iron Workers 86: Dave Chase
  • IUPAT DC#5: Doug Wagner
  • Teamsters 763: Jason Powell

 

None of the listed new delegates were present.

 

GUESTS:

 

††††††††††† Richard Berndt, Puget Sound Regional Council Partnership, spoke on the role of the partnership in developing a regional economic plan. The SCLC was invited to become one of the partners.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD and STAFF REPORT

 

††††††††††† Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Executive Board met and discussed: the Puget Sound Regional Council request, NASCARís Legislative Hearing, the Secretary-Treasurerís upcoming schedule and SCLC finances.

††††††††††† Secretary-Treasurer Sells made available his meeting schedule for the time since the October 27th Labor Council which included: Everett Housing Authority, rally on the rails for COPE, Puget Sound Labor Agency, Snohomish County Committee for Improved Transportation, Legislative Meeting on NASCAR and the House Democratic Caucus.†††

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Community ServicesóChris Glenn, SPEEA, reported that raffle tickets for the Puget Sound Labor Agency Operation Shortfall raffle were available. Locals may obtain booklets to sell by calling Suzanne Moreau at 252-1112. He also noted that Mayor Mike McKinnon of Lynnwood had donated 23 turkeys for those in need during the holidays. The Community Services Committee is looking at doing a Spring Paintball Tournament as a fundraiser. Delegates were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the December meeting for the VOA Food Drive.

 

Organizing- Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105, reported they would be meeting next in January. He encouraged delegates to watch the MSNBC special on Wal Mart. Don Shove, IAM 751A, asked about union affiliation at the Everett Events Center. HERE 8 has the contract on the concessions and IATSE 15 has the contract with Comcast of stage set up. The maintenance workers are currently non-union.

 

COPE

 

††††††††††† Delegates acknowledged the efforts of Chris Glenn and Bob James in the local Labor/Neighbor program.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS-None

 

REPORTS OF UNIONS

 

Organizing Reports-No new reports

Contract Negotiations-Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 reported on the Marysville School District contract settlement and what a difference the new Board members had made.

 

Other Local activities-

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NEW BUSINESS-Nominations for Officers were made and will be open at the December meeting:

 

Sec. Treas: Mike Sells, AFT 772

Vice President: Jackie Boschok 751F

Sgt. At Arms: Bob Neumann, IAM 751A

Trustee 1: Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 (1 year term)

Trustee 2: Bob Rommel, SPEEA and Chris Glenn, SPEEA

Trustee 4: Dave Kurtz, AFSCME 1811PA

Trustee 6: Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER

 

††††††††††† Dwayne Martin, Countrywide Home Loans and member of IAFF 1984 spoke about the availability of home loans for union employees. His company works in partnership with the AFL/CIO Housing Investment Trust.

††††††††††† Mark Moshay, SPEEA, spoke about the gratifying experiences he has had in working in the RAMP program with Jerry Otis.

††††††††††† Chris Glenn, SPEEA, thanked the locals for their United Way endorsement letters and noted that the campaign was up this year.

††††††††††† Jim Smith, LIUNA, reminded delegates about the KSER 90.7 FM Radio Labor Journal program that is the 4th Monday of each month at 4:30 PM. Mike Heins, IBEW 191 and Jason Redrup, IAM 751 are helping him with the program.†††††††††

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Community Services Drawing winner: Toni Bohan, SEIU 925

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:03 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

From Washington State Labor Council, AFL/CIO

 

From AFL/CIO

 

From Local Unions and Councils

  • 11/9/04 Sharon McCann, President, UFCW 1105 re the passing of Steve Whipple on November 4th, Sec. Treas of UFCW 1105
  • 11/9/04 Andrew L. Stern, President, SEIU International Union re: A Proposal to Build New Strength for Working People

 

From Officials

 

From Candidates

 

From Organizations

  • 11/16/04 Susan Brokaw, Port of Everett, re: November 18th shorelines hearing

 

From Individuals

 

ATTENDANCE:

AFSCME 109:

AFSCME 109E:

AFSCME 109S:

AFSCME 113:

AFSCME 1811:

AFSCME 1811C:

AFSCME 1811CA:

AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper

AFSCME 1811JS:

AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz

AFSCME 1811S:

AFSCME 881:

AFSCME 948:

AFSCME 1020:

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells

AFT 1873: Gary Newlin

AFT 4254:

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Bonnie Williams

GCIU 767M:

HERE 8:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130:David Volkmann

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C:Gregory Powell

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok

IATSE 15:

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund, Rick Olson, Gary Schmitt

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU:

IFPTE 17:

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:

IUPAT DC 5:

IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Rex Martin, Jim Smith, Rodolfo Zavala

NALC 791: Bob James

National Writers Union:

OPEIU 8:

OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

SEIU 775:

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SEIU 1199NW: Jackie McGeachy

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Larry Marrell, Mark Moshay, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz, David Simpson

UA 26:

UFCW 44:

UFCW 141, USNU:

UFCW 1001:

UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance, Arthur Rice

 

Excused Delegates

AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett, Jay Fraser, Patty Goins, Myrsa Montoya

AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson

ATU 1576: Pat Connelly

IAM 751A: Bruce Spalding

IAM 751C: Dave Brueher

IAM 751F: Judy Neumann

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBT 763: Kenneth Anstett, Bob Lovely, Jason Powell, Shari Sigh

SEIU 1199NW: Steve Moll

SPEEA: Steven Bish, Sharon Marrell

 

Guests

Richard Berndt, Puget Sound Regional Council

Dwayne Martin, IAFF 1984/Countrywide Home Loans

Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency

Terry Vanwyck, AFSCME 1811CA

 

 

 

 

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