Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO

Minutes of the Meeting of April 28, 2004


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.




M/S/C to seat the delegates who were present: Mrysa Montoya, AFSCME 1811CA;  John Fraine and Bill Mirand, IBEW 46;  James Shoup and Robert Zook, IBEW 191 and Randall Downey, SEIU 775 were sworn in.


GUESTS The chair recognized the following guests: Liz Loomis, Snohomish City Mayor and Steve Dwyer, Superior Court Judge




            Secretary Treasurer Sells gave a report on work being done on economic development issues including BioTech, the County Citizen’s Cabinet, Everett Port actions, and NASCAR.     

The Executive Board has met as the COPE Committee in a number of sessions and recommendations come under COPE at this evening’s meeting.




Community Services Marty Masten, NALC 791, is coordinator for NALC Food Drive this year in Snohomish County. The food drive will be May 8th. Last year it took in 390,000 lbs of food and was the top region in the country for its size. He asked delegates to consider signing up for help at local post offices. They also need help in driving around for food pick up on May 8th. The crucial hours are 2 PM to 4 PM.


Workers Memorial Toni Bohan noted that they had about 60 people come to this afternoon’s Workers Memorial. They had a speaker out of Sedro Wooley, Bree Shook of Seven Sisters Electrical, to discuss the importance of safety. She discussed their outstanding safety record and how they attained it. Linda Lahey on spoke on the impacts and dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. She recounted her husband’s debilitating experience as a result of exposure on his job site.


Organizing Committee Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported that they would be meeting from 10 AM to 11 AM on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Labor Council offices. They were in the process of  working through some of the functions of the committee first. They will be identifying potential sites for organizing to see what might be available. Anyone who wants to come is welcome.




            Motions for recommendations for endorsement to the Washington State Labor Council were brought forward by the COPE Screening Committee. They come with an automatic motion and second. The following motions were passed for recommendation to the Washington State Labor Council.

1st District

10th District

21st District

32nd District

38th District

39th District

44th District

Referendum and Initiatives

The following motions were made from the floor and go to the next meeting for action:






Organizing Reports-No reports


Contract Negotiations-SPEEA 2001, Bob Rommel  talked about Wichita negotiations. Last week they had been asked by leadership to do demonstrations and rallies which were held all over Puget Sound. He felt that Boeing is on a mission to slash wages and cut health care.

            IBEW 46, Bill Mirand reported on construction negotiations. Management is looking for take-aways.

            UFCW 1001, Charles Primm reported that grocers are trying to cut benefits in the current negotiations. This affects Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons and QFC.

            UFCW 1105, Paul Quaintance, reported that the grocery owners have tried to eliminate time and half and overtime in first proposal. They have also reduced holiday pay. He noted that the local is working to try and get the community involved.

            AFSCME 109E reported on a rally to be held at Fircrest that will oppose its closing, Gerry McIntee, AFSCME President will be there.


Other Local activities-No reports


NEW BUSINESS-No further new business



            Travis Patterson, IBEW 191 spoke regarding the Kerry campaign. They are trying to get a rally for Kerry in Everett.

            Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported on their move into a new office. He thanked those that came. He also remarked about the brotherhood shown by firefighters after one of their own fell 50 feet and was injured. He saw how the IAFF got together for support. It was like a well-oiled machine.

            Kim Mead, EEA/UTE spoke about Ref. 55 and had petitions available for signing.

            Jason Redrup, IAM 751 spoke on behalf of rallies coming up.

            Travis Patterson, IBEW 191 remarked on the help he got from the IBEW during the illness of his son.


.Community Services Drawing winner: was Sharon Merrill, SPEEA




From State Labor Council






From Unions and Labor Councils



From Officials




From Organizations






AFSCME 109: Pat Thompson

AFSCME 109E: Robert Mueller


AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson, Monte Turner

AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett, Jay Fraser, Patty Goins, Myrsa Montoya

AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper


AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz




AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Bonnie Williams

CWA 37082:

GCIU 767M:


IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Don Shove, Bruce Spalding

IAM 751C: Dave Brueher, Gregory Powell, Rod Sigvartson

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Duanne Roope, Tina Wilson


IBEW 46: John Fraine, Bill Mirand

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson, Jeff Seibert, James Shoup, Robert Zook

IBT 38: Chuck Jewell, Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson

IBT 763: Bob Lovely



ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: Jeff Soth


IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Hazel Goehring, Bob Monize

NALC 791:

National Writers Union:

OPEIU 8: Patrick Axline

OPEIU 277:

SEIU 775: Randall Downey

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Brian Levesque

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66: Joel Merriam

SPEEA: Steven Bish, Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Joe Lake, Larry Marrell, Sharon Marrell, Mark Moshay, Alan Rice, Bob Rommel, David Simpson, Kurt Schuetz

UA 26:

UFCW 44:


UFCW 1001: Charles Primm

UFCW 1105: Paul Quaintance


Excused Delegates

ATU 1576: Pat Connelly

IAFF 46: Tom Cobb, Tom Deckers, Robert Downey, Russell Jack

IAFF 1984: Jason Blachly, John Puetz

IAM 751C: Hank Getchman

IAM 751F: Judy Neumann

IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Barry Lund

LIUNA 292: Jim Smith

OPEIU 8: Marjorie Lewis

SPEEA: Roger Pullman

UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young



Martin Mastin, NALC

Jackie McGeachy, 1199NW/SEIU

Liz Loomis, Mayor of Snohomish