Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting February 22, 2006


            The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191. Leonard Kelley, Trustee, IBT 38 was appointed to serve in the Secretary-Treasurer’s chair. Secretary-Treasurer Mike Sells was unable to attend as there was a late night session in the legislature. Minutes were taken by staff. The meeting purpose was read following the Flag salute. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.



            Carl Zapora, President, United Way of Snohomish County, with Ed Triezenberg, Trustee, UBC 562, presented appreciation certificates to locals and others for submitting support letters for the annual giving campaign. Those receiving certificates were: John Sweeney, President AFL-CIO, Washington State Labor Council, Snohomish County Labor Council, IBEW 191, Teamster Local 38, Teamster Local 174, Teamster Local 763, Lake Stevens Education Association, Snohomish Education Association, Snohomish School District-Public Employees, NALC 791, SEIU 925, UFCW 21, SPEEA/IFPTE 2001, IAM 751, LIUNA 292.


            Carl Zapora gave an overview of the new 211 Assistance System that was dedicated this morning in Everett. With one phone call this system connects the caller to health and human services in the community. This system effectively eliminates time consuming searches and the frustration of not reaching those who can help with the problem. Those who wish to volunteer to help in the community may also call 211 and be connected with the various agencies. This aspect has proved to be most valuable in disasters to help co-ordinate rapid responses to need. Funding for this system is a “three-legged stool” with support coming from the United Way, business, labor and other non-profits and the state legislature.

With the opening of Washington’s system over 50% of the United States can now access 211. At the present time not all counties in Washington are covered and the service is not 24/7. But there are funding requests before the legislature to remedy this need. 

            Another aspect of the 211 system is a closer monitoring of the health and human services needs in the community so that resources can be allocated in appropriate areas.

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            No meeting was held since it was determined beforehand that there would be no quorum and there were no time sensitive issues or business that necessitated rescheduling.







Community Services:

Chris Glenn, SPEEA/ IFPTE 2001, committee chair, reported that the committee was in the planning stages for the year’s activities. The committee is looking at becoming more involved in the community. Not only will this address needs in the community but will help present a positive picture of labor. The committee would also like to be more responsive and involved with activities with the locals.

C. Glenn invited delegates to join the committee.



            Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported that the committee would be meeting in March to discuss organizing opportunities and strategies that would involve a consortium of locals. He reported on the latest efforts in the Wal Mart campaign.  Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F announced that there was going to be a hearing on the proposed Mill Creek Wal Mart and she asked that as many as possible attend and show support. This Wal Mart is proposed for the old buffalo farm area. Traffic, environmental and noise for surrounding residences are just a few of the issues. The hearing will be held March 7 at 11:00 at the county building before Ed Good as the hearing examiner.







IBT 38, Leonard Kelley reported on organizing Durham Bus which contracts with the Everett School District. Ten drivers have contacted him concerning representation. Teamsters in the eastern part of the US just signed with Durham. L. Kelley told of one local woman, who drives for Durham, who is afraid to take time off for cancer treatments because of conversations she has had with her supervisors.


Contract Negotiations

            IATSE 15, Bill Wickline, updated the body on the ongoing problems with the Everett Events Center. There was recent resolution in procuring $4000 in back pay for Event Center staff and returning to the scope of the agreement. B. Wickline continued that the problem is with the Public Finance District not with Global Spectrum. Several delegates asked for information on the PFD, such as who sits on the board and how they are appointed/elected. The information was promised for the next meeting’s reports.


            SEIU 925, Toni Bohan, reported that the attempts to merge two groups at the Everett School District into one bargaining unit has been successful.


SEIU 925, Toni Bohan and AFSCME 1020, Eric Wiseman, expressed concern over the ongoing process to elect a bargaining representative for the state’s child care workers.




Local Activity

            Carpenters 562, John Noble reported that there was concern that the $300 million dollar Everett Port development contracts have apprenticeship language that less than desirable. Also that the county was set to vote on an apprenticeship utilization resolution.


Puget Sound Labor Agency

            Suzanne Moreau, PSLA, introduced Fran Christie from American Income Life, who noted that she would be attending more meetings in the future. The National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive was updated. The date will be May 13 and volunteers will be needed to once again help with unloading the trucks. It was also reported that Steve Fox, Saturn, will donate $100 for every new or used car purchased by a union member to the Puget Sound Labor Agency at his Saturn dealerships in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Renton and Burlington.



            Steve Hobbs announced that he was a candidate for the state Senate in the 44th District. His campaign would focus on working families. He is busy approaching local unions for their help and endorsements.



            Mark Moshay, SPEEA/IFPTE 2001, asked the delegates to urge their individual unions to “shop union”. While it may be less expensive to buy materials and big ticket items from non-union manufacturers, we need to support our brothers and sisters. Toward that end he donated two mouse pads by Grays Harbor Stamp Works to the PSLA for fundraising.

            Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F, announced that Susan Palmer was appointed to replace Bruce Spalding who was promoted and that Ron Bradley was appointed as a new representative.

            Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, reminded the body about the Radio Labor Journal on KSER 90.7 FM on the 4th Monday of the month at 4:30. The program can also be accessed on or

            Scott Flowers, AFSCME 109E, newly sworn in delegate introduced himself to the body and gave a brief biography.

            John Noble, UBC 562, reported on a meeting he had attended where the key speaker talked about advanced economies, like the US, and that they evolve into service based economies and it is natural to lose industries and embrace outsourcing.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM

 Respectfully submitted,


Leonard Kelley, IBT 38

Snohomish County Labor Council Staff





AFSCME 109E: Scott Flowers



AFSCME 1811:








AFSCME 948: Cindy Hallstrom, Randy Kurtz

AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Kim Mead, Jackie Minchew

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254:

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576:

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130: David Volkman

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Garth Luark, Duanne Roope

IATSE 15: John Lammon, Bill Wickline

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:, John Cunningham, Richard Harrell, Jackie Rae, Tim Wiese

IBEW 89: Matt Carroll, Mike Ferrucci, Amy Murray, Richard Murray

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Robert Ellsworth, Jeff Seibert

IBT 38: Tami Brady, Larry Buoy, Mike Campbell, Janine Dibble, Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 763:



ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:


IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Rex Martin, Jim Smith, Rodolfo Zavala

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

SEIU 6: Joan Bethel

SEIU 775:

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Mark Moshay, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz

UA 26: Philip Wells

UBC 562: John Noble, Dean Running, Don Sorenson, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 44:


UFCW 21:



Excused Delegates


AFSCME 1020: Mike Sells

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

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

IAM 751F: Jonathan Holden

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Samantha Kantak, Barry Lund

LIUNA 292: Dan O’Connor

SPEEA: David Simpson

UFCW 21: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance



Steve Hobbs, Candidate for State Senate 44th District

Dave Kurtz, Sno. Co. Superior Court

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Julie Sawyer, PSLA

Carl Zapora, United Way of Snohomish County