Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO

Minutes of the Meeting of August 18, 2004

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for Donald Martin, AWPPW member who was killed in an industrial accident this last week.

 

CREDENTIALS

 

 

M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present: Susan Greeley and Jackie McGeachy, SEIU 1199NW were sworn in.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD and STAFF REPORT

 

            The Secretary-Treasurer reported that the Board had met the previous evening and had the following recommendations:

 

To support the economic development efforts of the City of Marysville and Snohomish County with regards to the possible siting of a NASCAR track. This would include working to help on any traffic and environmental mitigation, as well as to assure union contracts during any building and operation of the track. M/S/C to concur.

 

To grant strike sanction request to SEIU 1199NW at Group Health Cooperative. Susan Greeley, SEIU 1199NW reported that the main issue was out of pocket costs on health care premiums. M/S/C to concur on the strike sanction.

 

To support the Medically Need Income Level support statement (See attached) Randall Downey, SEIU 775 reported on the cuts and problems they caused for the medically needy. M/S/C to concur.

 

Puget Sound Labor Agency-Suzanne Moreau encouraged delegates to sign up for the State Labor Council Golf Tournament the Sunday before the State Labor Council Convention. She noted that they did not have any golfers from the Snohomish County area. She also discussed the availability of American Red Cross training. The holiday events will also be coming sooner than we expect, and donations are needed. She also reported on the fundraising raffle at the Solidarity Day event on August 31st. People will be needed at the gates to help sell tickets. She reported on her attendance at the Governorís Council on Substance Abuse, and noted training on the issue is available for locals. There will also be a Train the Trainers session on Workplace Safety, September 12-17.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

Organizing-Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105, reported that the next meeting would be Thursday, August 19th at 9 AM.

 

 

COPE

 

            M/S/C to support the Everett Transit tax proposition. The motion had been recommended by the COPE Screening Committee.

 

            A request was made to sign up for Veterans for Patty Murray. An event with the Senator is scheduled for 1 PM on Saturday, August 21st at the Everett Station.

 

            Chris Glenn, WSLC Labor/Neighbor Coordinator noted that 27 days were left before the primary. He asked delegates to sign Volunteer Cards. He also discussed Initiative 297.

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS-None

 

 

REPORTS OF UNIONS

 

Organizing Reports-Leonard Kelley, Teamsters 38 reported on the continuing efforts at Diebold where the company has taken action against some of the union supporters. Unfair Labor Practices have been filed. The local has also filed on 24 employees at the Evergreen Manor. There will be a mail ballot on September 2nd.

 

Contract Negotiations-Barry Lund, Teamsters 38 reported that they had signed a three year agreement in the grocery industry that covers 2,600 members. Steve Moll, SEIU 1199NW discussed the current hang-ups with State negotiations. They are currently sending in petitions and cards in support of the 20 unions doing negotiations. A concern is the contribution on health care. Randall Downey, SEIU 775 reported on negotiations with the Homecare Quality Authority. They are working on a progressive wage scale and joint training. The bargaining is working to meet the Governorís budget deadline. At Catholic Community Services they have settled a contract with a 4.3% increase, as well as a benefits increase.

 

Other Local activities-Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F reported that the Machinists, SPEEA and Boeing would be working on a week to register people to vote. Boeing asked for the participation of the local units. Pat Connelly, ATU 1576, discussed Executive Board elections in the local. Community Transitís Human Resources manager has tried to stop the local from holding them.

           

NEW BUSINESS-None

 

M/S/C to contribute $200.00 to a fund for the family of Doug Martin.

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER

 

Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency reported on the insistence of the new United Way Executive Director to use union companies.

 

Ed Trizenberg, UBC 562, noted that despite the pictures of the International President with George Bush, the Carpenters are not supporting the Presidentís policies or tax cuts. He noted that the District Council just finished an intense election process and a new Executive Secretary has been elected: Doug Tweedy.

 

Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F, noted that President Mark Blondin has been asked to appear with the Presidentís campaign and he has said,ĒNo.Ē They are supporting John Kerry. She also reported on the forum on Monday with Congressman Larsen to discuss overtime pay issues.

 

Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 promoted the Labor Radio Journal. They will be covering the State Employees rally. He also encouraged other locals to get volunteers to attend some of the rallies. The Radio Labor Journal is at 90.7 FM

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Community Services Drawing winner: Don Shove, IAM 751A

 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer

           

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

From Washington State Labor Council, AFL/CIO

 

From AFL/CIO

 

From Local Unions and Councils

 

From Officials

 

From Candidates

 

From Organizations

 

From Individuals

 

ATTENDANCE:

 

AFSCME 109:

AFSCME 109E:

AFSCME 109S:

AFSCME 113:

AFSCME 1811:

AFSCME 1811C:

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

AFSCME 1811JPD:

AFSCME 1811JS:

AFSCME 1811PA:

AFSCME 1811S:

AFSCME 881:

AFSCME 948:

AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254:

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Pat Connelly

GCIU 767M:

HERE 8:

IAFF 46: 

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Don Shove

IAM 751C: Rod Sigvartson

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok

IATSE 15:

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU:

IFPTE 17:

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:

IUPAT DC 5:

IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Rex Martin, Jim Smith

NALC 791: Bob James

National Writers Union:

OPEIU 8:

OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

SEIU 775: Randall Downey

SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW: Susan Greeley, Jackie McGeachy, Steve Moll

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Roger Pullman, Bob Rommel

UA 26:

UFCW 44:

UFCW 141, USNU:

UFCW 1001:

UFCW 1105: Paul Quaintance

 

Excused Delegates

AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

IAM 751F: Judy Neumann

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBT 38: Tami Brady, Janine Dibble, Rick Olson, Gary Schmitt

IBT 763: Kenneth Anstett, Bob Lovely, Shari Sigh

LIUNA 292: Rudy Zavala

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SPEEA: Kurt Schuetz 

 

Guests

Suzanne Moreau, Director Puget Sound Labor Agency Snohomish County Labor Council

Ed Triezenberg, UBC 562

 

 

 

 

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