Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of October 26, 2011


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Redrup followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. Trustee Ed Triezenberg was appointed to the Vice PresidentŐs Chair. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted on the web site.




á      AFSCME 109E Sheryl Barker, Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl

á      AFSCME 113: Dan Packard

á      IBEW 191: Steven Candy, Damien Fisher, Patrick Gallatin, Devyn Johanson

  None of the new delegates were present to be sworn in




John Bonner, Executive Director, Corporate & Continuing Education Center of Everett Community College went over the training programs available. They work with industry to develop programs for needed job training. They have also worked with the Machinists apprenticeship program for aerospace training. He left contact information for the delegates.


Michael Lapointe,, discussed efforts to get Occupy Everett going. Last night they had over 90 people interested in getting it started. They have the permits submitted to the Snohomish County Courthouse. This is an on-going project.


Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal, updated the delegates on what the program would be featuring. The last program was on the Everett Massacre. Check out the KSER FM  90.7 program guides on line for the time and day. They are usually on the 3rd Monday of the month.




Sec. Treas. Sells updated delegates on partnering with United Way to help with the Letter Carriers Food Drive in May. He reported that the Social Security Forum at Everett CC drew over 300 people and thanked Steven Horn, AFT 1873, for his organizing on it. The AWPPW is looking at a new possible agreement with a possible new buyer of Kimberly Clark and will be talking with members the next few days on what an agreement might include. The Anchor Pub in Everett is hosting a Labor Night on November 2nd.






Organizing—Sec. Treas. Sells reported that President Chapman was in the Tri-Cities doing door to door organizing work with electrical workers.


Contract Negotiations—no updates


Other Local Activities—Bob James, NALC 791 asked for signatures on a petition to save Saturday postal deliveries. Closing on Saturday would impact 20,000 jobs nationwide and affect mail delivery during the week. The deficit was caused primarily by the postal service needing to over pay retirement by substantial amounts and pre-pay health benefits for 75 years in the future. It has caused a postal service deficit.




Steve Horn, AFT 1873, reported that there would be 12:30PM Occupy Everett meeting at Everett CC this next Tuesday. Eric Wiseman, WFSE 1020, encouraged extra caution around safety issues as we enter the winter months, as did Chris Glenn, Laborers 292, who does flagging work. Jim Gillan, SPEEA, commented, "I have been to Westlake Park for rallies and have listened to the speakers and talked for hours with bystanders. In other cities and states it may make sense to blame everyone in government for what they don't like about America today but in Washington State most all of the people that have a 'D' in front of their name are concerned for labor and working people. The are on the ragged edge of what they can get away with to help us and still get elected, and that is very hard these days - we need to be patient. The 'occupy people' have forgotten that the guy in the White House used to be a street level organizer back in Chicago, not a lobbyist.Ó


The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 PM



Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer






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 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells

AFT 1873: Steven Horn

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183:

AWPPW 644:

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130: 

IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Jason Redrup, Brent Sanchez

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:

 IATSE 15: Tom McConnell

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: 

IBT 38: 

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231:

IBT 763: No Delegate

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie


IUOE 302: No Delegate

IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66: No Delegate

SPEEA: James Gillan, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 70: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade


Excused Absences

AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker, Terry VanWyck

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

IAFF 46: Don Schwab

IAM 751F: Grace Holland

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Rick Olson

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott



John Bonner, Executive Director, Corporate & Continuing Education Center of Everett Community College

Michael Lapointe,,

Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal