Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of October 24, 2012


The meeting was called to order at 6:01 PM by President Chapman followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted on the web site.




?      AFSCME 109E: Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl

?      AFSCME 113: Dan Packard

?      OPEIU 8: Tracy Hoffman, Jennifer Moore, John O?Keefe

?      SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey, Mark Riker

?      SPEEA: Rebekah Hewitt

M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Rebekah Hewitt, Aaron Bailey and Mark Riker were sworn in as delegates.




Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the large turn-out for Labor/Neighbor on Saturday and specifically thanked the Laborers 292, Doug Scott and Dan Christofferson, for having the largest number of members present. He thanked Michele Stelovich for her superior organizing abilities. Steve Garey, WSLC Labor/Neighbor, reported that 128 people were at the event. Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191, noted there would be phoning on November 1st, 4th and 6th to get out the vote.

            Sec. Treas. Sells noted that the next meeting would be December 12th which was different that the usual 4th Wednesday of the month meeting due to the holidays. Nominations for the following 2 year terms will be open at the next meeting: Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, Sgt At Arms, Trustee 2 and Trustee 6. He also read the WSLC committee openings available and invited delegates to let him know if they were interested in being involved.




Organizing Reports—None


Contract Negotiations—SPEEA, Rebekah Hewitt gave an update on SPEEA negotiations with Boeing. Progress is being made after the overwhelming membership rejection of the original proposal. WFSE 948, Randy Kurtz reported that members had voted to accept the new contract with the state. Now it is up to the legislature. He noted it remains to be seen where cuts will be made and he expressed concerns over health care costs. SMIU66, Mark Riker expressed concern over issues at Northshore Sheet Metal involving other unions. He felt that the company is trying to get out of its contract with them. He asked for other labor union support while a decertification petition was filed. ATU 1576, Patty Ceis reported that the local would be holding a rally in Lynnwood on Friday, October 26th at 1:30 PM with Representative Larsen concerning Federal and State funding for transit. Congress has attempted to slash funding for public transportation. The media event will be at the Lynnwood Transit Center.


Other Local Activities—IAM 751A, Scott Seeley reported on attending his first Grand Lodge Convention. SPEEA, Rebekah Hewitt reported that there will be a rally regarding the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact in Blaine on December 1st.




Patty Ceis, ATU 1576, reported on activities for the Labor United Way Committee. They are currently working on collecting Toys for Tots. Ron Harrell, IAM 160, is on the Snohomish Human Rights Commission. They will be celebrating Human Rights Day at the Courthouse on December 10th. He invited delegates to participate. Steve Garey, United Steelworkers, reported on support for the United Way Drive in Anacortes. Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, reported that he would like to be reappointed to the Workforce Development Council in Snohomish County. He spoke on his concerns about the loss of transit routes due to budget cuts, and how the decisions to cut in specific areas were made.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer



AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin


AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811:



AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 435: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576: Patty Ceis

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828: No Delegate

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:  Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Scott Seeley

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89: Teresa Randall

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Devyn Johanson, Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: 

IBT 117: No Delegate

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

IBT 763: No Delegate


IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham


IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn, Doug Scott

NALC 791:


Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

PTE 17: Kathy Pierson

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925: No Delegate

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey, Mark Riker

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Rebekah Hewitt, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 70: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:


Excused Absences

AFT 772: Kim Mead

NALC 791: Bob James

Wash Tech / CWA: Ann Seabott



Steve Garvey, USW 12-591, Labor Neighbor

Rob Gullickson, IAFF 1828