Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of January 28, 2009


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. The pledge of allegiance to the flag and reading of the meeting purpose followed. It was M/S/C to accept the minutes of the previous meeting. Trustee Ed Triezenberg took the duties of Vice – President for the evening as Vice-President Jackie Boschok was out of state on union business.





  It was M/S/C to seat those delegates who were present. Dan Cristofferson, Tyler Williams and Sue Klinker were sworn in as delegates.




  Lori Province, Washington State Labor Council talked about the Worker Privacy Act and the Employee Free Choice Act. Delegates were encouraged to contact their legislators.

  Liz Loomis, thanked the Council delegates for their support during her recent campaign for 44th District House of Representatives seat.




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Board had adopted a budget for 2009 that held the line on expenditures. A new schedule including action meetings was adopted for 2009, and the COPE Screening Committee will be a little different this year. Also, a candidate requesting an endorsement interview will need to have letters of recommendation from at least two affiliates of the Council. The Board also adopted a focus for the year on the EFCA and Worker Privacy.




  Nominations were reopened for two year terms for Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, Sgt. At Arms, and Trustees 2 and 6. There were no further nominations. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for the following individuals:







IATSE 15, Tara Heinecke reported they would be having an election at the Village Threatre in three weeks


Contract Negotiations


CWA 7800, Curt Eidem reported on the contract talks with AT&T. The company appears to be dragging its feet. The contract is up in February, and members have voted on strike authorization.


ATU 1576, Rick Jurkovic reported on the informational picket at Community Transit in December. They have had no contract for 13 months.


Other Local Reports


Jason Redrup, IAM 751A talked about the media making it sound like the union was responsible for Boeingís recent problems. It is an effort to shift the blame off of poor management.




Adrienne Fraley, WFSE, reported on here concerns with the Governorís budget cuts and a lack of a salary increase at the State level..


Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency Snohomish County Director thanked those that helped on MLK day, those that made Leadership Pledges to United Way and all those that contributed to fundraising activities over the last year. She handed out free income tax help brochures and announced the Community Caring Celebration on March 12th, the Volunteer Expo on April 18th, the Letter Carriersí Food Drive on May 9th and the Route 66 Ride on June 11th leaving from the Machinists Hall. Holiday Gift Cards were given to 24 union families this year.


State Representative Mike Sells, 38th District, reported on the dismal budget situation on the state level, and updated delegates on the Worker Privacy Act he is sponsoring.


Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 talked about trying to build a big time fundraiser which should be outside of the PLSA. She expressed her dismay at how the PSLA Board operates.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer






AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811: No Delegate




AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty

AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate


AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Christine Brydges, Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183: Tyler Williams

AWPPW 644: No Delegate

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130: David Volkmann

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E: Guerdon Ellis

IAM 751F:

IATSE 15: Tara Heinecke, John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Tammi Brady, Janine Dibble, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231:

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate

IUPAT DC 5: Sue Klinker

IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott, Rudy Zavala

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate


SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Bob Rommel

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem, Rennie Sawade


Excused Absences

AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

AFT 772: Kim Mead

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley



Councilman Michael Plunkett, City of Edmonds, WEA

Liz Loomis

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Lori Province, WSLC Field Mobilization Director