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.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present: Susan Greeley and Jackie McGeachy, SEIU 1199NW were sworn in.
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
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
Organizing-Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105, reported that the next meeting would be Thursday, August 19th at 9 AM.
M/S/C to support the
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.
M/S/C to contribute $200.00 to a fund for the family of Doug Martin.
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
Community Services Drawing winner: Don Shove, IAM 751A
The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
From Local Unions and Councils
AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett, Jay Fraser, Patty Goins, Myrsa Montoya
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Mike Sells
ATU 1576: Pat Connelly
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Don Shove
IAM 751C: Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman
IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Rex Martin, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SEIU 775: Randall Downey
SEIU 1199NW: Susan Greeley, Jackie McGeachy, Steve Moll
SPEEA: Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Roger Pullman, Bob Rommel
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Paul Quaintance
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,
LIUNA 292: Rudy Zavala
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: Kurt Schuetz
Ed Triezenberg, UBC 562