Minutes of the
The meeting was called to order at by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed as corrected noting that the under contract negotiations the report from SPEEA was given by Mark Moshay, not Bob Rommel.
M/S/C to seat the present delegates. Erick Lee, IBEW 46 and Gary Schmidt, Teamsters 38 were sworn in.
Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on recent meetings and events he had attended on behalf of the Labor Council. They included: Labor Roundtables, CWU Board of Trustees; Everett Housing Authority, CLC Leadership Meetings; Teamsters Joint Council 28; the Everett School Superintendent’s meeting on ‘No Child Left Behind’, and the Snohomish County Citizen’s Cabinet. He also asked delegates for feedback regarding the potential of NASCAR locating in the north Marysville area.
Puget Sound Labor Agency-
Young, Puget Sound Labor Agency noted they were still working on a
UFCW 1105, stated that meetings are the 2nd and 4th
Thursday of the month here at the
WISHA Monitoring Committee-Tom Plummer, IAM 751A discussed issues of confusion on lost time for an injured worker that had been locked out, as well as the emergency dump truck rule which now requires spotters and/or tv cameras. The rule went into effect on May 15th. He stated that a workers comp review board was currently reviewing rules for workers compensation. Under discussion are the following: 1. A desire by business to cash-out injured workers. 2. A doctor’s pool that business could insist injured workers report to. 3. Figuring the cost of medical into payments thereby cutting them. 4. Farmworker rates. 5. Doing away with figuring in pensions in the rates. 6. 4 quarter averaging. 7. A flat rate of 54%. 8. Deregulation of self insured with the company having a right to medical files.
He also noted the use by farmers of retro funds being used to sue WISHA to keep them from inspections.
M/S/C to extend meeting for 20 minutes.
Clyde Hayashi, AFL/CIO presented the Working Families Toolkit which is on line and available to affiliates. Bob Gorman, AFL/CIO State Director spoke on the Working Families Toolkit
The Secretary-Treasurer noted that the following motions were
made from the floor at the last meeting for the purpose of voting on them at
this meeting. Secretary-Treasurer excused himself from the meeting for the COPE
vote because it directly affected the House race he is in. Notes for the COPE
endorsement were taken by Vice President
M/S/F to recommend to the WSLC the endorsement of David Simpson for 38th District, House, Pos. 2
M/S/C to recommend to the WSLC endorsement of Robert Alsdorf for State Supreme Court.
Chris Glenn, WSLC Labor Co-ordinator spoke about the June 7 to June 27 Spring Walk. We will be doing Labor/Neighbor after that into November.
David Simpson, thanked the Council
for giving him a few minutes. He noted that he was a member of Labor and had
Community Services Drawing winner: Chris Glenn, SPEEA
From Local Unions and Councils
AFSCME 109E: Robert Mueller, Shawn Smith, Scott White
AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Fraser, Patty Goins, Myrsa Montoya
AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper
AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz
AFT 772: Kim Mead,
AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson
ATU 1576: Dick McManus
IAFF 46: Robert Downey
IAM 130: David Volkmann
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Bruce Spalding
IAM 751C: Gregory Powell
IBEW 46: John Fraine, Erick Lee, Bill Mirand
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson, Jeff Seibert
IBT 38: Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Hazel Goehring
PacNW Newspaper Guild:
SEIU 1199NW: Steve Moll
SPEEA: Steven Bish, Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Joe Lake, Mark Moshay, Roger Pullman, Alan Rice, Bob Rommel, David Simpson, Kurt Schuetz
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance, Arthur Rice
AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman, Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751F: Judy Neumann
IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Janine Dibble, Chuck Jewell, Barry Lund
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith
Bob Gorman, AFL/CIO
Lore Hordes, AFSCME 1811JPD
Lonnie Moore, IUPAT
Jamie Reed, AFSCME 1811JPD
Terri Slown, AFSCME 1811JPD