Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of May 24, 2006


The meeting was called to order at 6 PM by President Chapman followed by the Flag salute. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.




  • IBEW 77: John Cunningham, Richard Harrell, Tim Wiese
  • Teamsters 174: Troy Armes, Troy Forsel
  • AFSCME 1811CA: Gloria Parker

M/S/C to seat the delegate who was present. Gloria Parker, AFSCME 1811CA was sworn in.


Executive Board


The Secretary-Treasurer reported that the May 15th Executive Board did not have a quorum. The four board members present did interview Chris Strow, 10th District Legislator, R. A subsequent polling of the Board occurred and the Board is recommending that the Labor Council recommend to the Washington State Labor Council, the endorsement of Chris Strow, 10th District, R in his race for re-election.

- It was M/S/C to recommend to the Washington State Labor Council, the endorsement of Chris Strow, 10th District House, Position 1.

- The Board also referred to the body a resolution from Teamsters 763 regarding Crispin Beltran.

- The Secretary-Treasurer noted that the web site is being updated and a new server being set in place for our e mail system due to all the bounce backs we were getting. Also, that Solidarity Day was on hold due to the minor league umpires strike.


Reports of Committees


Community Services Committee


Chris Glenn, IFPTE 17, noted that the committee did not have a quorum in May.


Organizing Committee


Leonard Kelley, IBT 38 reported on targeting high worker density areas for the education campaigns. Actions are planned for June 13, 21, and 28.

On June 7th, Arlington will be holding a public hearing on a proposed Wal Mart up there. He noted the opening of the south Everett Wal Mart, where he was escorted out for handing out business cards.

Paul Quaintance, UFCW 21, introduced Lillian Kaufer, Mill Creek area activist, who reported on the press conference in Mill Creek regarding the problems with crime in Wal Mart parking lots. A hearing is being held in Mill Creek on May 31st.


Unfinished Business


Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020, was nominated for Trustee Position 4, but had to decline. Nominations will be open the next meeting.


Reports of Union

Organizing Reports

IBEW 191, Darrell Chapman reported on the growing need for electricians. His local will be going to non-union worksites to bring workers over into the union to help cover

union jobs.

IBT 38, Leonard Kelley reported on a Board hearing ordering a vote to take place at Durham transportation in Everett. The company was trying to stall a vote.


Contract Negotations

IATSE 15, Bill Wickline, reported on the settlement with the Everett Events Center. He thanked Vernon Huffman for helping get members involved in the process.

EEA/UTE 772, Jackie Minchew reported that the teachers have started negotiations with the Everett School District.


New Business


No action taken


Good of the Order

Rick Bender, President of the Washington State Labor Council reported on the current action of the Laborers International Union leaving the AFL/CIO. They are maintaining their memberships in the local and state bodies. He also updated the delegates on the election prospects. He felt the U.S. Senate race could cost as much as $20 million this year. He also mentioned state action with regards to the Snohomish County Workforce Development Council.


Lillian Kaufer, State Senate Candidate in the 44th District, reported on her campaign noting she had already doorbelled 3000 homes. She has a dual endorsement from the Teamsters, and a single endorsement from UFCW 21.


Puget Sound Labor Agency, Suzanne Moreau reported there was a huge increase in the food drive this year. Amounts were increased by more than 10 tons over the past three years. There will be a fundraising event on June 28th before the next Labor Council from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM with Representative John Lovick as a chef. Proceeds will go to the PSLA Emergency Assistance Fund. They are currently coordinating a follow up Labor Partnership Lunch with local Labor leaders and United Way.


Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, encouraged people to listen to the Radio Labor Journal on KSER FM 90.7. It is on the last Monday of the month from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.


Vernon Huffman, IATSE 15 guest encouraged people to read the Crispin Beltran resolution.


M/S/C to suspend the rules and return to New Business


New Business

M/S/C to support the Teamsters 763 resolution on Crispin Beltran that condemns the Philippine regime of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the extrajudicial execution of labor and human rights activists.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM


Respectfully submitted,




Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer






AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson

AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker






AFSCME 948: Cindy Hallstrom, Randy Kurtz, Robin Windhausen

AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254:

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576:

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Jonathan Holden, Garth Luark, Duanne Roope

IATSE 15: John Lammon, Bill Wickline

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Jeff Seibert

IBT 38:Steven Chandler, Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 763:



ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:


IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Jim Smith, Rodolfo Zavala

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


SEIU 775:

SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Mark Moshay

UA 26:

UBC 562:John Noble, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 44:


UFCW 21: Paul Quaintance



Excused Delegates


AFT 772: Kim Mead

IAM 751C: Mark Blondin, Dave Brueher, Hank Getchman, Gregory Powell

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F: Judy Neumann

IBEW 191: Mike Heins

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson




Rick Bender, President WSLC

Vernon Huffman, IATSE 15

Lillian Kaufer, Candidate 44th District Senate

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA