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Approved Council Motions 2017

 

Date

Council

Motion Number and Title

Final language

01/12/17

SPEEA

M17-001 Proposed 2017/2018 Budget for SPEEA Council

It is moved that: the SPEEA Council approve the proposed 2017-2018 SPEEA Council budget and submit the proposed budget to the SPEEA Executive Board for consideration and incorporation into the SPEEA budget.

01/12/17

SPEEA

M17-002 Support federal and state legislation to make college affordable, reduce student debt burden and provide greater access to higher education for all students in US

It is moved that: the SPEEA Council supports federal and state legislative efforts to make college affordable, reduce student debt burden and provide greater access to trade schools, community colleges, universities and internships for all students in the US. The committee will review legislation and support public policy based on adherence to theses principles.

M17-002 Published Ballot

01/12/17

SPEEA

M17-003 Motion to Support ILO Core Labor Standards in Aerospace Supply Chain

It is moved that: the SPEEA Council encourage the Companies employing our membership, to insist that all suppliers comply with core ILO labor standards, and enforce those standards as a condition for doing business with the Companies, where the core labor standards include prohibitions against child labor, forced labor or slave labor, protection for freedom of association, equal opportunities in pay and employment, and non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual orientation and identity), religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.

M17-003 Published Ballot

03/09/17 SPEEA M17-005 Proposed 2017/2018 SPEEA Budget It is moved that: the SPEEA Council concurs with the SPEEA 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget.

04/20/17 NW NW17-006 Motion to Support the Creation of a State Bank of Washington

It is moved that: the Northwest Council go on record as supporting the creation of a state bank of Washington by authorizing our activists and staff to lobby in support of 2017 Senate Bill 5464, or similar future legislation, and by educating SPEEA members about such legislation and encouraging them to personally support it.

NW17-006 Published Ballot

04/20/17 NW NW17-007 SPEEA Support for Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center

It is moved that: the SPEEA NW Council supports efforts in the Oregon State Legislature to ensure needed funding for the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, (OMIC).

Further, the Northwest Council supports use of SPEEA website, publications, and other communication resources to educate and encourage individual SPEEA members and retirees to support OMIC and supports engagement and cooperation with other organizations supporting OMIC.

04/20/17 NW NW17-008 Support of International Workers Day (May 1st) and Immigrant rights events in the Northwest It is moved that: The NW SPEEA Council supports the May 1st International Workers day event in the Northwest and also approves use of SPEEA banner at event. It is also moved that $1,000.00 be requested from the Executive Board for any signs or informational handouts needed.

04/20/17 NW NW17-009 Support of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 9 in negotiations with the Port of Seattle It is moved that: the NW SPEEA Council supports ILWU Local 9 in their struggle in negotiations with the Port of Seattle. The NW Council requests the Executive Board to take steps in informing our members about this issue via our publications and information networks and urge our members to stand in solidarity and support the members of ILWU Local 9 at the Port of Seattle to help secure fair treatment of workers who keep our airport safe and running smoothly for the public.

04/20/17 NW NW17-010 Northwest Region Facilities

It is moved that: The Northwest Council requests the SPEEA Executive Board and SPINC:

  1. Study the current facilities needs of the NW Region, including a review of Portland and adding an office and at a minimum the need for a meeting room suitable for the full NW Council and associated staff and guests, conference rooms to allow multiple simultaneous meetings and to allow privacy for closed sessions, office space for SPEEA staff, and parking. Desirable features would include sufficient space to hold the NW Awards Banquet, SPEEA Convention, and NW Guest Night, outdoor space to hold events, and facilities for phone banking.

  2. Investigate property and/or buildings which might prove suitable for SPEEA Union halls in the Puget Sound Pacific Northwest.

  3. Report to the NW Council on the availability, capacity, location, and cost of such facilities that might augment or replace one or both NW halls no later than November 9th, 2017.

05/20/17 NW NW17-011 Extension of Training Requirements

It is moved: The SPEEA NW Regional Council excuses the following NW Regional Council Delegates from attending this year's SPEEA Refresher Training/Leadership Conference and grants them a 2 month extension from today's date.

  • Babak Arvani (E-1)
  • Michael Burdette (R-4)
  • Debarijit (Greg) Chandra (E-29)
  • Mark Friesen (R-50)
  • Sandy Hastings (E-18)
  • Tony Laffranchi (R-40)
  • Colleen Rowan (E-22)
  • Bob Wilkerson (R-50)
  • James Wulfekuhle (E-29)
  • Rick Yost (P-10)

*SPEEA Constitution 2.3.3 Training - requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Northwest Council

06/09/17 SPEEA M17-012 Support of CWA locals on strike

It is moved that: THE SPEEA COUNCIL REQUESTS THE EXECUTIVE BOARD SUPPORT STRIKING CWA MEMBERS WITH $3,000 OR MORE.

IT IS FURTHER MOVED THAT WE Publicize opportunities for SPEEA members to Support CWA members In Various ways so THE membersHIP can SHOW SOLIDARITY.

06/09/17 SPEEA M17-013 Opposition to the "Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act", R1313. Or any bills like it that allow companies to pressure the use of employees' DNA in wellness programs

It is moved that: THE SPEEA COUNCIL opposes the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, HR1313, or any bills like it that allow companies to pressure the use of employee’s DNA in wellness programs. Published ballot

06/09/17 SPEEA M17-014 Statement of Principle Regarding Threats and Acts of Violence Against Union Members and Other Non-violent Demonstrators

It is moved: The SPEEA Council:

  1. Strongly supports the right of nonviolent demonstration and picketing, as protected under the US Constitution and Federal Labor Law.
  2. Condemns violence or threats of violence against such demonstrations.
  3. Condemns violence or threats of violence against individuals and organizations executing their rights to organize under Federal Labor Law.
  4. Condemns acts or behavior which enables or emboldens parties to undertake violent or threatening behavior against those who organize or demonstrate. 
8/10/17 NW NW17-015 SPEEA support for striking Sarbanand Blueberry Farm Workers. It is moved: The Northwest Council supports the farm workers at Sarbanand Farms. It is further moved: The Northwest Council requests that SPEEA Executive Board support the farm workers at Sarbanand Farms, with up to $3,000 from the Labor Support budget.
9/14/17 NW NW17-016 Distribution and Disbursement of STEM Funds

It is moved: the SPEEA NW Council distribute the allocated fund for 2017-2018 SPEEA STEM Grant awards in the following manner:

SCHOOL / ORGANIZATION NAME

TEAM NAME / ACTIVITY

Proposed Grant Amount

Auburn Mountainview High School
Auburn, WA

FRC 2907

$950.00

Auburn Riverside High School
Auburn, WA

RAVE Robotics Team #5683

$950.00

Auburn Senior High School
Auburn, WA

TREAD 3219

$950.00

Ballard High School
Ballard, WA

Viking Robotics, FRC Team 2928

$950.00

Bellarmine Preparatory School
Tacoma, WA

 "The Revolution" Team 360

$950.00

Bishop Blanchet High School
Seattle, WA

4682 Bravebots

$950.00

Camas High School
Camas, WA   

Team Mean Machine 2471

$950.00

Canyon Park Middle School
Bothell, WA

Canyon Park Robotics

$400.00

Cascade High School
Everett, WA          

Cascade Bear bots Team 4512

$1,350.00

Cedar Park Christian School
Bothell, WA

Team 3663

$950.00

Cedarcrest High School
Duvall, WA

Stealth 4089

$950.00

Composed of students from the Evergreen School, Shoreline WA

Rookie Team

$200.00

David Douglas School District
Portland, OR

ScotBots 4132

$950.00

Edmonds-Woodway High School                  Lynnwood, WA

MASH FRC 4077

$950.00

Endeavour Intermediate School
Milton, WA

Mrs. William's Class

$400.00

FIRST Washington                                          Kent, WA

Support of 15 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams that have SPEEA Mentors

$400.00

Franklin High School
Seattle, WA     

#3231 Maelstorm / team XBOT, FRC #488 / #2939 Vertigo

$1,350.00

FRC Team 1432
Portland, OR

Metal Beavers Robotics - Team 1432

$950.00

Hazelwood Elementary School
Auburn, WA

Hazelwood FLL Team #29238

$200.00

Henry M. Jackson High School
Mill Creek, WA

Jack In The Bot 2910

$950.00

Highline High School
Burien, WA

High Tekerz Team 3574 Pirate Tekerz 11109

$1,150.00

Inglemoor High School
Kenmore, WA

Inglemoor High School Olympiad

$600.00

International & Big Picture Schools
Bellevue School District
Bellevue, WA 98032

FTC Team 12506 Rose Dragons

$400.00

Kentridge High School
Kent, WA

Kentridge Chargers Robotics Team 3786

$950.00

Lakewood High School
Lakewood, WA

Full Metal Robotics # 4683

$950.00

Martin Sortun Elementary
Kent, WA

Martin Sortun Mountaineers 8200 & 8712

$200.00

Mt. Baker Middle School
Auburn, WA     

Techno Dawgs 201700012 (Temp Name, Rookie Team) Bulldog Builders #9016

$500.00

Multiple schools in Bellevue, Renton and Lake WA School Districts

FLL Team 14302 (Mini-Taurs)

$200.00

North Creek High School
Bothell, WA

North Creek High School First FTC 201700585

$400.00

Northshore Middle School
Bothell, WA

Northshore Middle School Science Olympiad

$400.00

Olympia School Dist
Olympia, WA         

The Avanti Avengers - 4450

$950.00

Puesta del Sol, Spiritridge, and Phantom Lake Elementary Schools
Bellevue School District
Bellevue, WA

Bellevue Cub Scout Pack673

$200.00

Raisbeck Aviation HS (RAHS)
Seattle, WA

Skunk Works Robotics, FRC Team 1983

$950.00

Roosevelt High School
Seattle, WA

The IRON RIDERS FRC 4180 FTC 9057

$1,150.00

Sabin-Schellenberg Center
Milwaukie, OR

Sabin Sharks - FIRST FRC 4051

$950.00

Seattle Lutheran High School
Seattle, WA

SeaBot 1258

$950.00

Sedro Woolley HS Robotics Club
Sedro Woolley, WA

Robocubs 4205

$1,250.00

Shorecrest High School
Shoreline, WA

Shorecrest TSA Club

$550.00

Shorewood High School
Shoreline, WA

Team Pronto 3070

$950.00

Skyline High School
Sammamish, WA

Skyline High School Spartabots Team 2976

$950.00

Skyview High School
Vancouver, WA 

Skyview Stormbots Team 2811

$950.00

Society of Women Engineers
Bellevue, WA

Pacific Northwest Section-Outreach Committee

$950.00

St. Mary Magdalen School
Everett, WA

St. Mary Magdalen School After School STEM Program

$700.00

Swerve Robotics
Woodinville, WA 98077

Centripetal 6220 
SKID (Space Koalas In Disguise) 417

$600.00

Tahoma School District Elementary Schools
Maple Valley, WA

FLLying Turtles FLL Team 23246

$200.00

US Grant High School
Portland, OR

General Robotics FRC Team 3636

$950.00

Washington Science Olympiad
Cheney, WA

Washington Science Olympiad

$2,500.00

Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF)
Silverdale, WA

Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF)

$1,900.00

TOTAL

 

$40,000.00

 

9/14/17 NW NW17-017 SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 support for striking OPEIU Local 8 workers at Welfare & Pension Administration Services (WPAS) It is moved: The Northwest Council supports the OPEIU Local 8 union workers at Welfare & Pension Administration Services (WPAS). It is further moved: the Northwest Council requests that SPEEA Executive Board support the OPEIU Local 8 workers at WPAS, with up to $3,000 from the Labor Support budget.
9/14/17 NW NW17-018 SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 support to picket at Freedom Foundation (Formerly Evergreen Freedom Foundation) fundraiser with M.L. King County Labor Council, Central Puget Sound Carpenters Local 30, Puget Sound Chapter Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Washington Federation of State Employees Local 304, and other groups. It is moved: On September 14, 2017, the Northwest Council supports the picketing of Freedom Foundation Fundraiser with other unions and community groups, to fight
Right-to-Work in Washington State.
9/14/17 NW NW17-018 SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 support to picket at Veneer Chip Transport (VCT) on behalf of Teamsters Local 313 It is moved: the Northwest Council supports the picketing of VCT in support of the Teamsters Local 313. It is further moved: the Northwest Council request the SPEEA Executive Board support eh Teamsters Local 313 with $3,000 from the Labor Support budget.

 

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