Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2012


The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jason Redrup, IAM A, at 6:05 PM. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted. Randy Kurtz, WFSE 948, was appointed to the VP chair.




á      AFSCME 109E: Sheryl Barker, Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl

á      AFSCME 113: Dan Packard

á      OPEIU 8: Tracy Hoffman, Jennifer Moore, John OŐKeefe

  None of the new delegates were present to be sworn in



Congressman Rick Larsen, 1st District, gave delegates an update on Labor legislation in the US House of Representatives. He spoke about defeating the limiting use of PLAs in government contracts because of a 209-209 vote – ties are recorded as defeats. Labor lost a vote against contracting out in the same bill.. The recently passed Transportation bill undercut worker rights. He noted the difficulty in getting Wall Street reforms passed and expressed frustration that tax cuts were only for the wealthy not the middle class.


Kevin Snider, Trade Printery, a union print shop was introduced. His company will be taking over the business that has been done in the past by Creative Printing.



Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted that the Board as the COPE Screening Committee had met. They were recommending the following motions:

M/S/ to recommend to the Washington State Labor Council the endorsement of Brian Sullivan for the 1st Congressional District interim position. The motion carried.

M/S to rate Millie Judge was Well Qualified to serve as Snohomish County Superior Court Judge, Pos. 11. The motion carried.



Organizing—SPEEA, Bob Rommel reported that by an 82% vote, the union had prevailed to represent a pilotsŐ unit at Boeing.


Contract Negotiations—WSLC 948, Randy Kurtz, reported that State Employees had TAŐs on about ½ the contract at this point. There are about 20 items remaining. The negotiations feel positive. SPEEA, Bob Rommel reported that the Boeing Company is taking hard line positions on the current contract negotiations affecting 21,000 of their members. AFSCME 113, Jim Imhof reported that as they go into negotiations, they will need help with community support.


Other Local Activities—SPEEA, Bob Rommel reported on bringing in Liz Shuler, AFL/CIO Secretary-Treasurer, the Friday before their convention for an event. Cost is $60.00 and will benefit WA-YELL.



The following motion from the previous meeting was brought to the floor. M/S/ to recommend to the Washington State Labor Council the endorsement of Mark Miloscia and Craig Pridemore for State Auditor. The motion carried.


Bob James, NALC 791, reported that the Letter Carriers Food Drive in Snohomish County had gathered 274,172 lbs of food for the Food Banks. He thanked Ann Seabott of United Way  and Allyn Triezenberg, SCLC Executive Assistant, for helping to get it running this year. It was noted that the food would provide about 345,000 meals for those in need.




Secretary Treasurer Sells presented the Mr. 1% video from the AFL/CIO  which is part of Labor 2012. Delegates discussed the video, and several asked for copies to show to their members.



Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal, KSER 90.7 FM encouraged delegate use of the Labor Radio Journal program. It is on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. The last program was about the Workers Memorial. Chris Glenn, LIUNA 292 noted to delegates that they should contact Jim any time they have a program they would like aired. Ron Harrell, IAM 130, asked delegates to attend the County vigil that honors girl slain in racial attack. It will be on May 30th at 4:30 PM at the Snohomish County CampusŐ flag pavilion. Ron also asked delegates to join him in support of domestic workers around the world. He mentioned the 12 x12 program of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Bob James, NALC 791, stated that we should all give a shout out to Kate Dunham at Creative Printing for her help over the years. Kate is closing her business. Jim Gillan, SPEEA, reported on a reaction of a co-worker to the Workers Memorial and workplace safety.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer








AFSCME 109S: No Delegate

AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof

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:

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576:

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:  Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Scott Seeley

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:  Teresa Zoellick

IBEW 191:Devyn Johanson

IBT 38:

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: 

IBT 763: No Delegate


IFPTE 17: No Delegate

IUOE 302:


IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925: No Delegate

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66: No Delegate

SPEEA:  James Gillan, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 70:, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:


Excused Absences

IAM 751F: Grace Holland

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott

UBC 70: Guy Johnson



Rick Larsen, Congressman 1st Congressional District

Jill McKinnie, Staff for Congressman Rick Larsen

Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal

Beth Snider, Trade Printery

Kevin Snider, Trade Printery