Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of Meeting of April 24, 2013


The meeting was called to order by Vice -President Jason Redrup at 6:00 PM. President Chapman (Personal Reasons) and Secretary-Treasurer Sells (Legislature still in session) were excused. Leonard Kelley, Trustee, was asked to sit in for the Secretary – Treasurer and Bob Rommel, SPEEA, was asked to take the Vice-Presidents place. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose following. M/S/C to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as posted.




Š      IBT 117: Terry Hutchins

Š      OPEIU 8: John O’Keefe

Š      SPEEA: Marc Murphy

  No new delegates were present to be sworn in




Ray Stephanson, Candidate for Everett Mayor (Incumbent), announced that he is running for re-election. He thanked the following unions for their support: Machinists 751, Teamsters 38, Carpenters 70, Laborers 292, and the Everett Police Guild. He has worked on making sure tankers and the 787 are built here. Presently he is working on convincing Boeing that the 777 should and can be built here. The Marriot and Farmers Market will be breaking ground soon and the economy is looking up. He is proud that the City of Everett has not laid off or furloughed any employees.


Richard Wright, Chair of the Snohomish County Democrats, talked about his work experience as a Teamster at a grocery store. He talked about more active labor participation in the party and invited the delegates to join.


Patrick Hogan, Congresswoman DelBene staff, introduced himself and said the Congresswoman and her staff were there to be of assistance.


Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal, KSER 90.7 FM. It is on the 3rd Monday of each month. The last program was on the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Bellingham. Shows can be accessed at


Dave Somers, Candidate for Snohomish County Council Dist. 5 (Incumbent),spoke about his step-dad who was a Teamster in the California Bay area and what a tremendous impact that had on his family. He will always be a union supporter. He is endorsed by Machinists 751, Carpenters 70, Laborers 292, and County and City Employees Council 2. He is presently working on multi-use trails and rail connections between Bellevue and Everett on existing rails.


Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council Dist. 4, announced he was running for the seat presently held by Dave Gosset (who is term limited). He is endorsed by County and City Employees Council 2, Machinists 751, Carpenters 70 and Laborers 292. He is the former mayor of Mill Creek and also served on the city council. As mayor he took the city’s deficit and turned it into $500,000 reserve. He has doorbelled 4,000 homes. He believes that respecting employees and treating them as our most valuable resource is the way to deal with economic development. 


At 6:33 PM the meeting was suspended for guests to leave the room.


The meeting was reconvened at 6:39pm










Organizing—No new reports


Contract Negotiations—Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, they are in negotiations with Frontier and meeting only once a month the process is slow.


Other Local Activities—No new reports



Machinists will hold a car show at the Everett Machinists Hall on August 17th. All proceeds go to Guide Dogs of America.

Jim Gillian, SPEEA, spoke to getting more people to the Workers Memorial ceremony. Suggested to ask the county to use the parking garage for free.

Ann Seabott, Wash Tech, United Way Community Services, Thanked the locals who donated funds to purchase the pick-up bags for the Letter Carriers Food Drive. The bags this year, 240,000 of them, were $12,000. She reminded the delegates not to forget the food drive on May 11th.





The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Leonard Kelley, Trustee



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:

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576:

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828: No Delegate

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:  Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E: Guerdon Ellis

IAM 751F:

IATSE 15: John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff, Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191:Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Leonard Kelley

IBT 117:

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: Rich Ewing

IBT 763: No Delegate


IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham

IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, 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:

SPEEA: James Gillan, Bob Rommel

UBC 70: Guy Johnson

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Ann Seabott



Excused Absences


AFT 772: Mike Sells

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

SPEEA: David Simpson

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg




Victor C. Harris, Snohomish County Democrats

Patrick Hogan, Congresswoman DelBene Staff

Michelle Meaker-Pin, Somers and Ryan Campaigns

Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council

Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal

Dave Somers, Snohomish County Councilman and Candidate

Ray Stephanson, City of Everett Mayor and Candidate

Jeff Wells, Snohomish County Democrats

Richard Wright, Chairman, Snohomish County Democrats