Minutes of the Meeting of September 28, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the flag salute. The chair read the following Executive Board recommended statement to be used at each meeting.
AS REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR LOCALS, WE HAVE MET FOR THE TRANSACTION OF SUCH BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS AS WE MAY HAVE TO MAKE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WORKERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
LET OUR PROCEEDINGS BE CONDUCTED WITH DIGNITY AND DECORUM, AND THOUGH SUBJECTS MAY BE INTRODUCED UPON WHICH WE DIFFER, LET US DISCUSS THEM WITH FREEDOM, ADMITTING THE SAME HONESTY IN PURPOSE IN OTHERS THAT WE CLAIM FOR OURSELVES, AND CONDUCT OURSELVES AS TRUE REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR LOCAL UNIONS HERE ASSEMBLED.
Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.
It was M/S/C to seat
the delegates who were present. The following delegates were sworn in: Jackie Minchew, EEA/UTE 772; Larry Buoy, Teamsters 38; IAM 751F,
Garth Luark; Stanley Schultz,
Executive Board and
The Executive Board met as the COPE Committee on September 20, 2005. As a result the following endorsements were vote on and passed by a 2/3 or better majority vote.
Don Shove, IAM 751, reported that
the committee is looking for a variety of venues for giving out their Labor
awards. The Spirit of Labor Award is currently given out at the
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported on
Janine Dibble, IBT 38, announced
that movie, “Wal Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” will be shown
November 17th at the Teamster Hall,
Reports of Unions
IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman reported on visitations to non-union residential workers.
IAM 751 Secretary-Treasurer, Bruce Spalding, reported on the recommended tentative agreement at Boeing. They were successful in getting the take-aways removed, and kept their medical plans intact without extra out of pocket costs. Also gone was the request by the company that anyone hired after July 1, 2006 would not be eligible for retiree medical when they retired. IAM mechanics will now get parts to the planes with Machinist forklift drivers delivering those parts. Bonuses will be granted. He said they appreciated the support from the labor community, both monetarily and morally.
SPEEA 2001: Bob Rommel reported that they are up next at Boeing with issues similar to the IAM.
AWPPW 183: A note from Frank Prochaska, Business Representative, was given to delegates to update them on the bargaining situation at Kimberly Clark.
AFSCME 1811C: Patty Goins reported that they are still in negotiations at the Assessor’s office.
925: Toni Bohan discussed contract issues they are working on with the
M/S/C to adopt the President’s Opening statement, which had been read at the beginning of the meeting, for reading at the beginning of every SCLC general meeting.
Good of the Order
Jackie Boschok, IAM751F, reported on activity set for Sun. October 2nd for the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month
Jackie Minchew, EEA/UTE 772, noted he was running for Everett City Council. He has been a teacher for 35 years, as well as a union building representative. He noted he was a doer and would appreciate support for his candidacy. He also thanked AFSCME 113 and Laborers 292 for their endorsement.
Judy Neumann, IAM 751, thanked Suzanne Moreau of the Puget Sound Labor Agency for her work during the strike.
Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, asked the delegates to recognize Chuck Jewell. Chuck will be retiring from the Teamsters as of September 30th. Chuck has been a long time delegate to the Council and previous executive board member.
Mark Moshay, SPEEA, talked about Wal Mart and its affect on
the community. He also talked about
Grays Harbor Stamp Works, a union graphics company in
Travis Patterson, IBEW 191, reported that his son had won the battle with leukemia, and he thanked those in the labor community who helped provide support for his family.
Steve Dwyer, Candidate for Appellate Court judge, introduced himself to the Council and thanked them for their support.
Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, passed out copies
of the United Way Help Pamphlet. She thanked those people who had put on the
pre-meeting BBQ. The event raised $300.00 to for the Machinists Community Fund.
She also plugged
J. Robert Leach, Candidate for Appellate Court Judge introduced himself and thanked the Council for its support
Deanna Dawson, Candidate for Edmonds City Council, introduced herself and thanked the Council for their support.
Mike Cooper, Candidate for Charter Review, talked about
Chris Glenn, SPEEA 2001, spoke on how the Charter of the County was an enabling document. He thanked the Council for its support
Marko Liias, thanked the Council for its support for his candidacies and noted that the person getting the most votes county wide would be chair of the Charter Review Committee.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 PM
Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer
From the AFL/CIO
AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins
AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper
AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz
AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz
AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman
AFT 772: Kim Mead, Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells
AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson
IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Jason Redrup, Don Shove, Bruce Spalding
IAM 751C: Rod Sigvartson
IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Garth Luark, Judy Neumann, Duanne Roope
IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson
IBT 38: Tami Brady, Larry Buoy, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Chuck Jewell, Samantha Kantak, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund, Rick Olson
ILWU 32: Ron Medcalf
IUPAT DC 5:
LIUNA 292: Dan O’Connor
NALC 791: Bob James
Pac NW Newspaper Guild:
SEIU 925: Toni Bohan
SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Larry Marrell, Sharon Marrell, Mark Moshay, Bob Rommel, David Simpson
UFCW 141, USNU:
UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance
IAM 751C: Hank Getchman
IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman
LIUNA 292: Jim Smith, Rodolfo Zavala
SPEEA: Steven Bish
Mike Cooper, IAFF 1760, Charter Review Candidate
Judge Steve Dwyer, Court of Appeals Judge Candidate
J. Robert Leach, Court of Appeals Judge Candidate
Marko Liias, Mukilteo City Council/Charter Review Candidate
Suzanne Moreau, PSLA
Dean Running, UBC 562