SCLC Minutes 4/22/2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Redrup, IAM 751, followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.



Jason Brock; IAFF 46

Terry Hutchins: Darrin Norton: IBT 117

Kenneth Ware: SPEEA

Tammi Brady, John Howell,Jr., Samantha Kantak, Mike Rraughter: IBT 38


M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. PresidentJason Redrup asked Jeff Johnson to do the swearing in. John Howell Jr, Samatha Kantak and Mike Raughter were sworn in.


Darby Frye: WSLERC

Spoke about the Unions 101 class being held at the Labor Temple on June 6th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The class will focus on Labor history and how it pertains to Labor today.

Terry Ryan: Snohomish County Councilman

Thanked the Labor Council for their support and how he truly supports Labor and workers’ issues.

Jeff Johnson: WSLC President

President Johnson commended the Labor Council for the beautiful ceremony we had for our Workers Memorial service that was held at 5:00 PM at the Courthouse.

Washington is one of the top four organized states. He mentioned a conversation that he had with John Holden, IAM 751F, President IAM 751, about an organizing event that Snohomish did 10 years ago and what a great experience it was.  President Johnson addressed the importance of organizing and that we need that same spirit today because that we all are organizers.

He reported on Fast Track. Fast Track means that congress does not have the opportunity to amend a trade agreement presented by the President. 350,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost since the implementation of NAFTA.

The Washington State legislature has been tough this year, negotiating with the leadership on transportation, capitol budget and operating budget is not going well.

He gave an update on the Seeds of Change school which is being held June 1st – June 4th.

The meeting was suspended for 5 minutes to excuse the guests and give them an opportunity to leave before the business meeting.

 The meeting reconvened at 6:38

Secretary Treasurers Report

Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Kelley introduced Jackie Rae as one of the new District Vice-Presidents to the WSLC. Jackie said she was honored to have the position and vowed to make sure Snohomish County had a voice.

Secretary-Treasurer Kelley reported on the national conference call for all CLC’s with AFL-CIO President Trumka. TPP/ Fast-Track were the main talking points and CLCs were asked to have members to call their Congressman to oppose Fast Track.

He also reported on news story about a local company raising its employees’ wages from $40,000 to $70,000 a year and how Rush Limbaugh called it” pure unadulterated socialism” and how other ‘conservatives’ were condemning it. Secretary-Treasurer stated that the war on workers is real.

Reports of Unions

Debbie Gath, Teamsters Local 38, Reported that on their lobby day they took 18 local Teamsters to Olympia, most of them Grocery and Deli clerks and what a positive and eye opening experience it was for them. They also had 3 bills they introduced that were passed this year.

Les Mullen, IAM 751A, reported on Clawback and aerospace accountability legislation being introduced.

Contract Negotiations

Polagaya McLaughlin, AFSCME 109E, reported on their current contract negotiations that have been going on since August and that they are still waiting for a full financial package proposal.

Greg Flatmo, IUPAT, they are in negotiations with WHISPY and on FEB, 21st were presented with a last, best and final. IT was rejected by 98%. Health care is a big issue. ULP’s have been  filed.

Ed Triezenberg, WashTech, (reported for Carpenters 70) that there was a tentative agreement with the AGC for 9% over 3 years.

Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, reported that they are in negotiations with the AGC.

Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302, reported that they also are in negotiations with AGC.

Ken Fry, IBEW 191, reported that they were in negotiations with NECA.

Steve Chandler, Teamsters Local 38. They have opened negotiations with Snohomish County Fire Dist, #7. They recently settled the contract with the SCLC.

Organizing Reports

Daryn Wilbur, Teamsters Local 38, They are making an attempt to organize Smokey Point Concrete and are working together with the Operating Engineers. They both held a rally on a recent Saturday morning outside the plant.

Jason Redrup, IAM 751, reported they have an organizing campaign with a small aerospace company at Paine field.

Other Local Activities

Old Business


New Business

None to come before the body


Good of the order

Sandy Hastings. SPEEA. Reported that they were in the process of putting together a local chapter of CLUW and they will be meeting on the 29th,6:00PM at Scuttlebutts.

Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WASH Tech, gave an update on the upcoming Letter Carriers Food Drive to be held this year on May 9th.  Last year they gathered over 248,000 pounds of food and that this year are trying to top 250,000. Betty gave an update on the peanut butter drive. AFSCME 109 has made a donation of $1500.00. Betty had a peanut butter trivia contest with t-shirts as prizes.

Allyn Triezenberg was thanked for her hard work preparing the food for the evening.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:12PM


Minutes Submitted by Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer







AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin


AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811:

AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811CA: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 435: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate


AFSCME 1020:

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: 

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: John Sainz

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAFF 3916: No Delegate

IAFF 4118:

IAM 130: Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:

IATSE 15: Tom McConnell

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:  Jackie Rae

IBEW 89: 

IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey

IBT 38:, Steven Chandler, John Howell Jr., Samantha Kantak, Leonard Kelley, Mike Raughter

IBT 117: Michael Boe

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231:

IBT 763: No Delegate

IUOE 302:  Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham, Tony Zempel

IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith

NALC 791: Chris Kelly

OPEIU 8: No Delegate

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: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Sandy Hastings, John Lynn, Susanne Murphy

UBC 70:  John Lehman

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh


Excused Absences

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson

IBT 38: Tammi Brady

NALC 791: Bob James

SPEEA: David Simpson



Darby Frye, Labor Education Research Center

Debbie Gath, Teamsters Local 38

Victor C. Harris, SCDCC

Jeff Johnson, President Washington State Labor Council, AFLCIO

Chayenne Ray, Snohomish Health District

Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Councilmember

Daryn Wilber, Teamsters Local 38