Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of May 28, 2014


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Redrup. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.




      IAFF 46: Jason Brock

      ATU 883: Steve Oss

      IBEW 191: Randall Reynolds

      IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton

      OPEIU 8: Jennifer Greff, Laura Moreno, Sue OConnor Prilliman, Adam Thornton, Addley Tole, Jr.

      SPEEA: Kenneth Ware

  No new delegates were present to be sworn in.




Remy Stephanson Leonard, Candidate for Snohomish County District Court Judge, Everett Division, Pos. 1 spoke about her educational background which included a law degree preceded by a degree in political science. Her job experience included serving as a judge pro tem and teaching at both Everett Community College and Trinity Lutheran.


Anthony Howard, Candidate for Snohomish County District Court Judge, Everett Division, Pos. 1 spoke to his personal history and experience in private practice as an attorney. He has been a public defender in Snohomish County and presided over hundreds of cases as a court commissioner. He noted that he was the go to person for search warrants in the county.


David Ericson, Snohomish County Fire District 1-911 Memorial, spoke on a 911 memorial being planned in north Snohomish County. It will contain a piece from ground zero that weighs 2,080 lbs. Currently, they are doing well in fundraising, but are seeking expertise from trades to help with the construction.


Ross Rieder and Ron McGaha presented information and artifacts on the Everett Massacre in preparation for a centennial event in 2016. David Dilgard from the Everett Public Library gave some background on artists who did posters after the event.


A 5 minute break followed by delegates to speak with guests.



Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, Membership Education Chair gave an update on the committee looking at a project for community outreach to educate about unions and possible organizing potential. They are working on finalizing details. He also noted that sign-ups for Working America would be part of it. He passed out surveys for the Labor Education Center, and asked delegates to fill them out.




Organizing—No new reports


Contract Negotiations—IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported that the latest Frontier offer was turned down by an 81% vote. They are back at the table. IBT 117, Michael Boe gave an update on Department of Corrections negotiations. IBEW 191, Darrel McLaughlin said that negotiations with Communications contractors was going better. IBT 38, Steve Chandler updated the delegates on the UPS contract which will have retroactivity, a 70 cent raise. Part timers will get better health care.


Other Local Activity—IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported that Ray Egelhoff will not be returning to the local. Matt Carroll has been appointed as the local business manager. She noted that she has been elected President of the local. IBEW 191, Darrel McLaughlin reported that ballots for the local election in the mail. He expected the results would bring some changes in the make-up of the Board of the local.




Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the COPE Screening Committee recommendations for local candidates. As a result the following motions were passed:


M/S/C to endorse Ty Trenary for Snohomish County Sheriff

M/S/C to rate Kristen Olbrecht well qualified for Snohomish County District Court, Cascade Division, Pos. 1 Judge

M/S/C to rate Remy Stephanson Leonard well qualified for Snohomish County District Court, Everett Division, Pos. 1 Judge

M/S/C to rate Anthony Howard well qualified for Snohomish County District Court, Everett Division, Pos. 1 Judge


Nominations to fill unexpired Board terms for Sgt At Arms and Trustee 5 were opened. The following nominations were made:


Sgt. At Arms

Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191


Trustee 5

Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302




Ann Seabott, Wash Tech—United Way Labor Committee reported on upcoming United Way focus groups looking at the issue of what kind of community we would like to live in. She gave an update on the Peanut Butter Drive for the food banks being led by the Labor Committee. They would be having a press event at the Snohomish County campus on Thursday, May 29th at noon to hand over the peanut butter to the V.O.A. They have collected about 1,500 lbs of peanut butter for the food banks. Michael Boe, IBT 117, reported that the Senator Murray Golden Tennis Shoes event was tomorrow for those wishing to attend. Lester Mullin, IAM 751A, noted that the 3rd Annual Car Show will be held August 16th. This helps raise funds for Guide Dogs of America. He also mentioned the on-going local Town Halls being held for members. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 asked delegates to write down information on the Radio Labor Journal which is the 3rd Monday of the month on KSER, 90.7 FM. He indicated he is open to involvement of others and could use some help with the program. Leonard Kelley, Jacklyn Rae and Allyn Triezenberg were thanked for the set up this evening and the food preparation.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, 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:, Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576:

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828: Micah Gaston

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAFF 3916: No Delegate

IAFF 4118:

IAM 130: 

IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Tina Wilson


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Jackie Rae

IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: Steven Chandler, Leonard Kelley

IBT 117: Michael Boe

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: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith

NALC 791:


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: Aaron Bailey, Mark Riker

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Sandy Hastings, Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, John Lynn, Bob Rommel, Kenneth Ware

UBC 70:

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott


Excused Absences

PTE 17: Kathy Pierson

SPEEA: David Simpson

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg



Conor Casey, Labor Archives of Washington Uof W

David Dilgard, Everett Public Library

Bronco Erickson, SCFDI – 911 Memorial

Anthony Howard, Candidate Snohomish County Dist. Court, Pos. 1

Remy Stephanson Leonard, Candidate Snohomish County Dist.Court, Pos. 1

Ross K. Reider, AFT 8045, OPEIU 8, PNLHA