Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of March 25, 2009


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Flag salute. The President read the meeting purpose. It was M/S/C to accept the minutes of the previous meeting.




      AWPPW 183: Josh Estes

      SMIU 66: Sam Hein

      UBC 562: Guy Johnson


  It was M/S/C to seat the delegate present. Guy Johnson, UBC 562 was sworn in




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the demise of the Worker Privacy Act in the legislature, and the possible devastating impact of upcoming budget cuts at the State level. He requested to be excused from any meeting in April due to the upcoming end of the legislative session.




Organizing—IATSE 15, Tara Heinecke noted that the local had won an election at the Village Theatre.


Contract Negotiations--AFSCME 1811CA, Patty Goins reported on a proposal from the county that will go to members for a vote. It does contain furloughs for employees. There are serious issues with shortfalls at the county, and they were willing to take cuts to save jobs. An informational meeting for members is scheduled on April 1st. ATU 1576, Rick Jurkovic noted that passenger transit service negotiations had begun in Tacoma. With Community Transit, they are still without a contract. They are using a contract that expired 18 months ago. Peg Chrisman, IBEW 77 noted that the local had a tentative agreement with the PUD.


Other Local News—IAM751F, Jackie Boschok reported on the upcoming Eighth Annual Flight for Sight Fun Run & Walk, scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at the Everett Boeing Activity Center in Everett. Registration is from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. All proceeds will go to the Guide Dogs for America.




Guests--Kat Overman, ACORN, reported that the organization had 5,000 low income families who were members in Western Washington. They have helped organize the activities of the group, and worked with members on earned income tax credits, first time ownership and foreclosures. Patrick Neville, Apollo Alliance reported on the groups work on clean energy and good, green jobs. He spoke on the green jobs training account, and an upcoming showing of the ́Greening of Southieî Two of the events will be in the Everett area. Tentatively, they are working on the SPEEA hall and the SMIU 66 hall.


Puget Sound Labor Agency--Suzanne Moreau, PSLA Snohomish Director, thanked people for the support of Operation Shortfall. She also noted that she had never seen the economy like this before. April 7th, she is hosting a meeting to put together some ideas for a fundraiser to help the fund. She thanked Toni Bohan and Don Shove for their help in raising $410.00 from the parking lot during a Comcast arena event. The NALC food drive is coming up in May. Food banks are currently out of food. Last month a total of 7,641 families were helped locally by area food banks. She also reported that Teamsters Local 38 was given the Labor Partnership Award by United Way. Mike Cooper, County Councilman spoke on the Labor harmony ordinance that passed the County Council. He thanked SEIU 775 for its work on the issue. It passed by a unanimous vote. He discussed the tough budget, noting that every manager and exempt employee will take the same furlough days as AFSCME employees. He stated that the Real Estate Excise tax is down another $4 million. He will also be on the ATU Board and work to get a contract settlement there. He felt that the State Legislature needs to deal with funding Public Health. The county cannot continue the needed back fill.


  Toni Bohan asked for helpers on the Workers Memorial. Eric Wiseman and Suzanne Moreau volunteered. Sec. Treasurer Sells recommended a statue clean up at the County Courthouse

Patty Goins expressed frustration about not getting the notice regarding how the last meeting was not being held in Everett. The Secretary-Treasurer noted that the notice had been sent out, but he would check to see whether all e mails were up to date. Four others also expressed their concern on it.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer






AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811: No Delegate


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


AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: 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:

ATU 1576: Christine Brydges, Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183:

AWPPW 644: No Delegate

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok

IATSE 15: Tara Heinecke, John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231:

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate


IW 86:

LIUNA 292:

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate


SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 562: Guy Johnson

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:


Excused Absences

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott, Rudy Zavala

SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Sandra Hastings

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg



Mike Carlson, WFSE 1020

Mike Cooper, Snohomish County Council, IAFF 176

Tom McConnell, IATSE 15

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Kat Overman, Washington ACORN