Snohomish County Labor Council
Minutes of the Meeting of April 23, 2008
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Boschok. The reading of the meeting purpose and flag salute followed. Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 was appointed to the VP chair for the meeting.
Worker Memorial Observance
Secretary-Treasurer Sells read a statement regarding the continued need to work on worker safety issues. Vice President Boschok led a unison reading of the names of workers who died as a result of job related injury in Washington State in 2007. The list included the names of soldiers from Washington State who died in Iraq or Afghanistan during 2007. A moment of silence was called for.
President Chapman resumed the chair and called for approval of the minutes. M/S/C to approve the minutes as handed out.
M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. The following individuals were sworn in: Laura Aker, Chris Kelly and Terry Van Wyck.
Organizing/Education Committee Report
Leonard Kelley, IBT 231, reported on the upcoming June 10th and 18th union education event scheduled for the Arlington area. Sign-up sheets to help were circulated.
Executive Board/COPE Committee
The Executive Board/COPE Committee presented endorsement recommendations for the upcoming WSLC COPE Convention on May 3rd. As a result, in individual motions for each candidate, it was M/S/C to forward the following recommendations for endorsement to the Washington State Labor Council:
Ben Lawver, Washington State Labor Council COPE Director, gave an AFL/CIO presentation on the rising costs of health care. Delegates were encouraged to take the issue to members for the upcoming elections. For more information, people can visit www.healthywacoalition.org There will be a health care forum in Everett at the Everett Station on September 9th at 6:30 PM
Reports of Unions
IAM 751F—Jackie Boschok reported they will be getting a new election at Lockheed Martin.
IAM 751F—Jackie Boschok reported that bargaining with the Boeing Company will be starting early. With the thousands of new hires, the defined benefit plan versus a 401k may be an issue at the table.
IBU/ILWU—Robin Ramsey reported that they are still in negotiations with the Washington State Ferries system.
SEIU 1199NW—Curt Williams reported they were going into negotiations over training issues at Stevens in Edmonds, and Valley General in Monroe. They are working with the hospitals to create a training fund. Deadline for negotiations to end is June 30th. He did express concern about working with the Stevens Hospital Board.
SPEEA/IFPTE 2001—Bob Rommel noted that the union is in pre-negotiations with Boeing.
AFSCME 1811CA—Patty Goins reported that they would begin negotiations sometime in June with Snohomish County.
ATU 1576—Christine Brydges reported that they were in mediation with Community Transit.
AFSCME 948—Laura Akers reported home care worker contract negotiations.
Other Local Activity
IAM 751F—Jackie Boschok reported that the Snohomish County Council passed a supportive resolution regarding the tanker on a 5 to 0 vote. She also passed out information regarding the Seventh Annual Flight for Sight Fun Run and Walk with the proceeds to benefit the Guide Dogs of America, Saturday, June 7, 2008.
PASS—Christian Sorensen reported on a May 17th, 9 AM to 3 PM Paine Field General Aviation Day and Taste of Mukilteo event they are participating in at Paine Field. Paine Field Firefighters are doing a pancake breakfast starting at 9 AM with donations to go to the Northwest Burn Foundation.
EEA/UTE 772—Jackie Minchew reported that fired teacher, Kay Powers, had reached a settlement with the Everett School District and was back at work.
IBU/ILWU—Robin Ramsey reported that there would be a May 1st rally in Seattle supported by the ILWU in opposition to the war.
Nominations were opened for delegates to the Washington State Labor Council COPE Convention on May 3rd. Three delegates were allowed. The following individuals were nominated:
It was M/S/C to close nominations. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot.
Good of the Order
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency gave an update on PSLA activity. She noted that the PSLA had helped 22 families in need so far this year. Chris Kelly from NALC 791 was introduced, and is co-ordinating the May 10th Letter Carrier Food Drive. Posters and cards for the drive were made available. Sept. 12-13 are the United Way Days of Caring and delegates were encouraged to participate.
George Appel, Jim Johanson and Joe Wilson, Candidates for Superior Court Judge, Position 6, spoke to the Council, and gave their background in law and experience in legal proceedings. They are seeking the support of Labor.
Sally Hintz, Senator Cantwell¹s office talked about the Senator¹s help with the tanker issue at Boeing.
Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191 reported on safety issues at the National Building Trades Convention in Washington, DC
President Chapman called for another moment of silence before adjournment, as Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 and Bob Rommel, SPEEA, moved the Worker Memorial spray to the front of the building by the Workers Memorial Plaque. Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted that a similar spray had been placed at the Workers Memorial on the County campus.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
Snohomish County Labor Council
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Terry VanWyck
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: Laura Akers, Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFSCME 1355: No Delegate
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
AFT 772: Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: Christine Brydges
AWPPW 644: No Delegate
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAM 130: David Volkmann
IAM 751E: Guerdon Ellis
IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson
IBT 38: Rick Olson
IBT 231: Leonard Kelley
IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie
IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot
IUOE 302: No Delegate
IUPAT DC 5: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Doug Scott, Jim Smith, Rudy Zavala
OPEIU 277: No Delegate
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
PASS: Christian Sorensen
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman
SEIU 1199NW: Curt Williams
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz
UFCW 44: No Delegate
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem
AFSCME 1811CA: Gloria Parker
AFT 772: Kim Mead
IAM 751A: Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg
Wash Tech: Rennie Sawade
George Appel, PA 1811, Candidate Sno. Cty. Superior Ct. Judge Pos. 6
Mike Cooper, Snohomish County Council
Chris Glenn, SPEEA
Sally Hintz, Senator Cantwell¹s Office
Stephen Jessup, SPEEA
Jim Johanson, Candidate Sno. Cty. Superior Ct. Judge Pos. 6
Rick Jurkovic, VP Local 1576
Kari King, Appel Campaign
Robert Knoll, Rep. Marko Liias campaign
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA