Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2007

 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman, followed by the Flag salute, and reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.

CREDENTIALS

  • AFSCME 948: Rhonda Nichols
  • ILWU 32: Jon Hoekendorf
  • SMIU 66: Eric Martinson, Mark Riker
  • IBT 174: Troy Armes, Troy Forsel
  • IBU: Robin Ramsey

 

It was M/S/C to set the new delegates who were present. Rhonda Nichols, AFSCME 948 and Robin Ramsey, IBU were present to be sworn in.

EXECUTIVE AND STAFF REPORT

Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Board had met as the COPE Screening Committee and had a number of recommendations to be voted on under COPE.

He noted that the Union Solidarity Day at the Aqua Sox is scheduled for August 14th with tickets scheduled to be out June 14th. We will be doing the necessary fundraising to finance the $5,000 it takes for the event.

The action on the Everett Public Finance District is still pending. He is working with the staff to get responses to bidding questions regarding stage employees.

COPE

The COPE Screening Committee brought forth the following endorsement recommendations that came to the body with a motion and a second.

 

  • Snohomish County Executive: Aaron Reardon M/S/F to table M/S/C to concur
  • Snohomish County Assessor: Cindy Portmann M/S/C to concur
  • Snohomish County Auditor: Carolyn Diepenbrock M/S/C to concur
  • Snohomish County Sheriff: John Lovick M/S/C to concur
  • Snohomish County Treasurer: Jerry Lindsey M/S/C to concur
  • Snohomish County Council, Position 2: Brian Sullivan M/S/C to concur
  • Edmonds City Council, Position 5: Adrienne Fraley-Monillas M/S/C to concur
  • Fire District 1 Commissioner, Position 4: Phedra Quincey M/S/C to concur

 

  • In addition, the Council M/S/C to recommend to the WSLC the endorsement of the candidacy of Liz Loomis for a 44th District State House of Representatives seat should it come open for appointment.

 

The following motions came from the floor and will be voted on at the next meeting:

 

  • M/S to endorse Darrell Chapman for a 21st District House of Representatives appointment should it come open for appointment pending an interview and questionnaire completion.
  • M/S to endorse Lillian Kaufer for a 44th District House of Representatives appointment should it come open for appointment pending an interview and questionnaire completion.
  • M/S to endorse Mark Hintz for a 44th District House of Representatives appointment should it come open for appointment pending an interview and questionnaire completion.
  • M/S to endorse Charlene Rawson for Everett City Council, Position 4
  • M/S to endorse Jackie Minchew for Everett City Council, Position 7
  • M/S to endorse David Simpson for Everett City Council, Position 7
  • M/S to endorse D.J. Wilson for Edmonds City Council, Position 5 pending an interview and questionnaire completion.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Community Services--Don Shove, IAM 751A discussed the June 27th fundraiser for PSLA. It will be before the next meeting at the Labor Temple and involve a John Lovick Turkey Fry. He thanked delegates for support of the Letter Carriers food drive.

 

Organizing--No new report at this time

 

Nominations

 

The chair noted that one of the nominees for Sgt At Arms could not run as the Constitution does not allow two people from the same local to serve on the Executive Board. He therefore ruled the nomination of Chris Glenn, SPEEA, out of order. Nominations were opened for Sgt. At Arms. No further nominations were made to add to those from the previous meeting. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for Jason Redrup, IAM 751A.

 

REPORTS OF UNIONS

Organizing

 

AFSCME 1020Phedra Quincey updated delegates with their concerns regarding Employment Security outsourcing by the Workforce Development Council. Further actions will be taken.IBT 231Leonard Kelley reported that a new election has been called for at Durham Transportation in Everett. The previous election was thrown out. The company has received a couple ruling on their violations of the process. The election will happen on June 22nd.

 

Contract Negotiations

 

AFSCME 948Randy Kurtz reported that the State Employee contract had been funded. The official signing by the Governor is on May 29th, and it will take affect July 1st.

GOOD OF THE ORDER

Mandy Kosiba, Free Stehekin, reported on their underground newspaper and creative writing journal. They have done work on union issues in their paper. They were seeking funding to keep it going.

 

Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, Snohomish County, gave the preliminary totals on the Letter Carriers Food Drive. She also mentioned the June 27th Turkey Fry fundraiser at the Labor Temple. Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, has been named the labor leader for the United Way campaign. Bob James, NALC 791, thanked Suzanne for her work and support of the food drive.

 

Bruce Zeller, Department of Labor & Industries referred to packets given to delegates as a resource for contacts with L & I. He is traveling the state and noted that he is a direct contact with Assistant Director.

 

Darrell Chapman, President, IBEW 191, reported on the electrocution of electrical workers on the job in the Federal Way area. He felt that the state needed to mandate protection equipment and ban work on hot lines. Rhonda Nichols reported the difficulty of being at the house of one of young man, and Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 948, commented on Department of Labor & Industries action on it.

 

Mike Cooper, Candidate for Snohomish County Council District 3, invited delegates to his kick off on Thursday, May 25th at the Edmonds 5th Avenue Grill-5 to 7 PM.

 

Charlene Rawson, Candidate for Everett City Council, Position 4, discussed why she was running and her concerns with the incumbents voting record, as well as her support for unions.

 

Jackie Minchew, Candidate for Everett City Council, Position 7, reported on getting out and doorbelling and talking with people, and went over his concerns with how the city is developing and representation in the south end.

 

Jim Staniford, Candidate for Everett City Council, Position 4 went over his history in business and past union memberships. He was concerned about the incumbents record on growth.

 

Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Candidate for Edmonds City Council, Position 5 was proud of her connection to the Edmonds Community and her love for her union. She is a full time working mother and is concerned about building height issues in Edmonds.

 

D.J. Wilson, Candidate for Edmonds City Council, Position 5 wants to be a progressive labor voice on the Council, and was concerned about the city councils attitudes toward development. He mentioned that he had the support of Congressman Jay Inslee. He is a member of AFT local 4254.

 

Lillian Kaufer, Candidate for 44th District House seat reported on her background and work as a para-legal. She noted she would be seeking the open seat should Rep. Lovick be elected County Sheriff.

 

Mark Hintz, Candidate for 44th District House seat gave his background in small business and community activity. He has served on the Snohomish School Board and as a Commissioner on Fire District 4.

 

Darrell Chapman, Candidate for 21st District House seat announced to the Council that should Brian Sullivan be elected to the County Council, he would be seeking the 21st District House seat.

 

The meeting was adjourned 7:34 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer

ATTENDANCE:

AFSCME 109: Roger Moller

AFSCME 109E:

AFSCME 109S:

AFSCME 113:

AFSCME 1811:

AFSCME 1811C:

AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker

AFSCME 1811JPD:

AFSCME 1811JS:

AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty

AFSCME 1811S:

AFSCME 881:

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Rhonda Nichols

AFSCME 1020: Phedra Quincey, Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772:Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254: D.J. Wilson

APWU 484:

ATU 883: Steve Oss

ATU 1576: Christine Brydges

AWPPW 644:

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Garth Luark, Duane Roope

IATSE 15:

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Jackie Rae

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman, Robert Ellsworth

IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie, Robin McKenzie

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:

IUPAT DC 5:

IW 86:

LIUNA 292:

NALC 791: Bob James

OPEIU 8:

OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:

SEIU 6:

SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW: Steve Moll

SMIU 66: Joel Merriam

SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 562:

UFCW 44:

UFCW 141, USNU:

UFCW 21:

UniteHere:

Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem, Rennie Sawade

Excused Absences

AFT 772: Kim Mead

IAM 751C: Hank Getchman

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman

SEIU 1199NW: Curt Williams

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 21: Nancy Holland Young

Guests

Shannon Affholter, Candidate Everett City Council, Pos. 7

Mike Cooper, Candidate Sno. County Council, Pos. 3

Mike Cummins, IAM

Paige DeChambeau, Brian Sullivan for County Council Campaign

Mark Hintz, Sno. County Democrats Chair

Sandy Jordan, IAM

Lillian Kaufer, 44th District Democrats

Mandy Kosiba, Free Stehekin

Jerry Lindsey, AFSCME, Candidate for Sno. County Treasurer

Adrienne Fraley Manillas, AFSCME, Candidate for Edmonds City Council, Pos. 5

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

John Saniford, Candidate for Everett City Council, Pos. 4

Charlene Rawson, Candidate for Everett City Council, Pos. 4

Bruce Zeller, Department of Labor and Industries