Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of May 22, 2013


The meeting was called to order by President Chapman at 6:00 PM followed by the Flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose.  M/S/C to approve the minutes as handed out.




Š      IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton

Š      OPEIU 8: John O’Keefe

Š      SPEEA: Marc Murphy


M/S/C to seat the new delegates that were present. Marc Murphy, SPEEA, was sworn in.




Lacey Harper, Governor Inslee’s NW Regional Representative introduced herself and gave contact information.

Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council, District 4 gave his background for filling the position and noted he is running for an open seat. He has several local union endorsements.

Dave Somers, Candidate for Snohomish County Council, District 5 is once again seeking Labor support for his re-election. He has several Labor endorsements already. He is currently working on PLA language for the County Council.

Herbie Martin, Candidate for Mill Creek City Council, Position #1 noted his background in running for the Mill Creek City Council. He is a WFSE member and has been on the Executive Board of the 2nd largest labor union in the state. In addition, he worked with the A. Philip Randolph Institute in Seattle.


Delegates were given a 5 minute break to talk with guests. The meeting resumed without guests.




Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the May 21st COPE Screening. Recommendations from that were voted on under New Business. In addition, the Board recommended sending one delegate to the State Labor Council Convention in Vancouver, July 23-25.




COPE Recommendations—M/S/C to endorse Ray Stephanson for Mayor of Everett

M/S/C to endorse Paul Roberts for Everett City Council, Position 1

M/S/C to endorse Leonard Kelley for Stanwood Mayor

M/S/C to endorse Terry Ryan for Snohomish County Council, District 4


Nominations to fill unexpired terms as Trustees was opened. The following nominations were made:


Trustee 1 (term ending January 2014): Doug Scott, Laborers 292

Trustee 6 (term ending January 2015): Jackie Rae, IBEW 77; Bob James, NALC 791

  Nominations will also be open at the July meeting.


M/S/C to send one delegate to the State Labor Council Convention. Nominations were opened. Leonard Kelley, IBT 38 was nominated. There were no further nominations. It was M/S/C by acclamation to send Leonard Kelley as a delegate.




Organizing Reports—IBEW 191, Darrel McLaughlin, reported on their 2 day house call organizing blitz. IAM 751A, Lester Mullin, updated delegates on efforts to gain an election at Precision Casting and Ames Aerospace. IUPAT D.C. 5, Greg Flatmo, discussed efforts at organizing dry wall employees in Western Washington. There has been lots of wage theft in the industry.


Contract Negotiations—IBEW 77, Nicole Reedy, gave an update on negotiations with PUD. They have not received a wage proposal yet. She has just been appointed a Business Rep for the local. SPEEA, Bob Rommel, reported on negotiations with Boeing over pilot contracts. Federal mediation will be coming in. IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson, updated delegates on the negotiations with Frontier. They are trying to get into the NECA health care plan. IBT 38, Leonard Kelley, reported on the results of negotiations with UPS.




Ann Seabott, WashTech and United Way Labor Committee reported on the success of the Letter Carriers Food Drive in collecting 177, 263 lbs of food. She thanked IAM 751 and IBEW members for helping with the unloading. Both she and Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, gave an update on the United Way Labor Committee activities and encouraged participation in upcoming events like the United Way Day of Caring on September 13th and Toys for Tots. Bob James, NALC 791, thanked Ann Seabott, Wash Tech, United Way Labor Committee and Allyn Triezenberg, SCLC Executive Assistant, United Way Labor Committee, for their help and work on the Letter Carriers Food Drive. Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal played a portion of recording on the last program and encouraged delegates to listen regularly.

Mike Sells, EEA/UTE, SCLC Sec. Treas., noted that the Governor had signed a Memorandum of Understanding granting Department of Correction’s employees interest arbitration rights over the next two years. Budget negotiations continue in Olympia.


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer


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: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828: No Delegate

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Jackie Rae, Nicole Reedy

IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: Leonard Kelley

IBT 117: Brad Waddell

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231:

IBT 763: No Delegate


IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham

IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott

NALC 791: Bob James

OPEIU 8: Adam Thornton

Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

PTE 17:

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925: No Delegate

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Marc Murphy, Bob Rommel

UBC 70: 

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott



Excused Absences

IAM 130: Ron Harrell

SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, David Simpson

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg




Lacey Harper, Governors NW Regional Representative

Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, SPEEA

Joe Malin, DOSH

Herbie Martin, Candidate for Mill Creek City Council

Michelle Meaker-Pin, Dave Somers County Council Campaign

Terry Ryan, Candidate for Snohomish County Council

Dave Somers, Candidate for Snohomish County Council

Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal