Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of April 27, 2011


  The meeting was called to order at 6:26 PM by Trustee Leonard Kelley, immediately after this year’s Workers’ Memorial Commemoration at the Snohomish County Courthouse. Trustee Bob Rommel was appointed to fill the Vice President’s chair. The flag salute followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted on the Snohomish County Labor Council web site.




·      IAFF 46:  John Gage, Don Schwab, John Tanaka

·      IBEW 191: Darrel Wolk

·      AWPPW 183: Josh Estes, Brian Wheeler

·      AWPPW 644: David Herrera, Shari Helgeson


  It was M/S/C to seat the delegates that were present. The following new delegates were sworn in: John Tanaka, IAFF 46; Darrel Wolk, IBEW 191; Josh Estes and Brian Wheeler, AWPPW 183; David Herrera and Shari Helgeson, AWPPW 644.




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells asked Grace Holland, IAM 751F to stand, and thanked her for the great work she did on organizing this year’s Worker Safety Memorial Commemoration. Delegates noted it was one of the best one’s held and gave her a round of applause.

  Secretary-Treasurer noted the Executive Board would be meeting on May 6th at 9:30 AM. The agenda would include: COPE calendar and process, and the Puget Sound Labor Agency.

  He also noted that the special session in Olympia would continue to work on such issues as workers’ compensation, as well as the budget.




Organizing Reports—Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191, reported on their door to door campaign to talk with non-union electricians. It is being well received.


Contract Negotiations—Steve Chandler, IBT 38, reported that the 400 member retail clerks ratified their new agreement. David Herrera, AWPPW 183 reported the local was having ratification meetings Wednesday and Friday to go over the new agreement and have a ratification vote.


Other Local Activities—Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported on the NLRB ruling regarding Boeing’s use of the movement of jobs to threaten the IAM with regards to bargaining. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Boeing has violated the procedures. It will be appealed by the company.




  It M/S/C to pass the following resolution offered by Doug Scott, Laborer’s 292


Resolution To The Snohomish County Labor Council


WHEREAS: The Labor Movement of Snohomish County is very interested in providing service to the community and;


WHEREAS: The Labor Movement of Snohomish County desires to have authority and direction over its service to the community and;


WHEREAS: Operation Shortfall has been a long term and effective vehicle for assisting our Brothers and Sisters in need within Snohomish County


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The Labor Movement in Snohomish County shall establish its own local community service organization known hereafter as ‘Operation Shortfall’.




  Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292, reported on safety issues with regards to digging up gas lines.


  Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191 reported on being out door calling in the IBEW organizing drive and the support it seemed to be engendering.





  Toni Bohan talked about a need for a stand-alone community services agency. She noted that work had already been done on articles of incorporation and the biggest hurtle would be getting a 501c3 status. She stated that the resolution passed on the issue did not require anything of the Labor Council. Secretary-Treasurer Sells prefaced her comments by thanking her for her past service as a trustee to the Labor Council in her capacity as an SEIU representative.


  Mike Cooper, Mayor of the City of Edmonds stated he would be running for re-election and seeking Labor support for this candidacy. He spoke about his past support for Labor.


  Michelle Pin, Representative Luis Moscoso’s legislative aide noted that they were now moving to their new office.


  Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, Snohomish County Director, spoke on the Letter Carriers Food Drive and passed around a sign up for help at the various post office locations. She thanked Steven Chandler, Teamsters 38, for help with getting Food Services of America as a new partner who will be donating and delivering on May 14th. She also thanked the union sponsors and Creative Printing for their help with supporting the event.


  Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal, encouraged use of the program for Labor groups.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM






Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer




AFSCME 109E: No Delegate

AFSCME 109S: No Delegate

AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson

AFSCME 1811:




AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate


AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873: Steven Horn

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183: Josh Estes, Brian Wheeler

AWPPW 644: Shari Helgeson, David Herrera

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46: John Tanaka

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C: Dave Brueher, Christopher Louie

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Grace Holland

IATSE 15: Tom McConnell

IBEW 46: Mark Samuelsen

IBEW 77:  Jackie Rae

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin, Darrel Wolk

IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Rick Olson

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: Rich Ewing, Leonard Kelley

IBT 763:



IUOE 302: No Delegate

IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo, Sue Klinker

IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott

NALC 791: Chris Kelly


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

SEIU 6: Joan Bethel

SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Bob Rommel

UBC 70:

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Anna Bloomquist, Rennie Sawade


Excused Absences

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok

IBEW 191: Robert DeVelder

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson

UBC 70: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg



Toni Bohan

Mike Cooper, Edmonds Mayor, IAFF 1760

Juan Cruz

Shelley Johnson

Michelle Meaker Pin

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal