NW13-014

January 28, 2013

 To:††††††††††††††††† NW Council Members 

From:††††††††††††† NW L&PA Committee

Subject:†††††††††† Economic Opportunity Institute contribution

 

 Background

This motion asks the NW Council to approve contributing $3,750, to include a $2,500 contribution and $1,250 toward a table at the annual fundraiser for members, guests and staff, for the Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI).

 

The Economic Opportunity Institute is a non-profit public policy organization in Seattle. Many of its contributors are unions, such as IAM District 751, SEIU, UFCW local 21, teachers unions and the Washington State Labor Council.

 

EOI collects data, produces studies, advocates in Olympia, testifies at hearings, and helps define issues that affect working families, such as K-12 education, early childhood learning, paid sick leave, protecting Social Security and other retirement systems, minimum wage, health care and tax reform.

 

EOI formed a project with SPEEA and the IAM to attract new large aerospace employers to Washington State. This effort prompted the Governorís Aerospace Council to include that goal in their priorities, which led to the IAM and SPEEA participating with the Washington State delegation at the Paris Air Show in 2011. EOI helped develop messaging for that trip and set the context for the Accenture study that led to Boeing committing to build the 737 MAX in Renton.

 

More information on EOI activities can be found at: http://www.eoionline.org/

 Motion

It is moved: THE NW COUNCIL APPROVES CONTRIBUTING $3,750 TO THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE CONSISTING OF A $2,500 CONTRIBUTION AND $1,250 TOWARDS A TABLE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING FOR MEMBERS, GUESTS AND STAFF.