Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of June 25, 2014


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Kelley. Trustee Triezenberg was appointed as Vice President pro tem. The flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose followed. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.




      IAFF 46: Jason Brock

      ATU 883: Steve Oss

      IAM 751A: Shannon Ryker

      IBT 117: Darrin Norton

      SPEEA: Kenneth Ware

      IUPAT Dist. Council 5: Steve Dore


M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Shannon Ryker, IAM 751A and Steve Dore, IUPAT Dist. 5 were sworn in.




Verlene Jones, President of the Washington State Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women spoke on organizing a Snohomish County Chapter. It will take 25 union members from 5 different locals to get one started. Delegates were encouraged to sign up during the 5 minute break. The first meeting of the new group will be August 20th.




Sec. Treas. Sells spoke about doorbelling for endorsed candidates in the 44th District and encouraged delegates to join him on Thursday, June 26th. He also noted an opening on the Workforce Board in Snohomish County. Those interested could contact him.

Vice President Kelley reported on plans for community outreach program, and a couple nights of phone banking that is coming up. Delegates were encouraged to sign up. He noted that Solidarity Night at the AquaSox on July 24th, the Education Committee will have a table.




Organizing Reports—No new reports


Contract Negotiations—AFSCME 113, Jim Imhof reported that the local was currently at impasse with the city. Concessions are constantly being brought up. IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson gave an update on the negotiations with Frontier which has moved to Chicago for arbitration. ATU 1576, John Sainz reported that they currently have four contracts open which they are bargaining. They are proceeding to interest arbitration with Community Transit, at this time. IBT 117, Michael Boe reported that negotiations with the Department of Corrections are going very well at this time.


Other Local Activity—IBT 117, Michael Boe reported on the work done on the ramp at 1524 Walnut involving members from several locals, including IAM 751. SPEEA, Rebekah Hewitt reported on the first LGBT event at the union hall that went very well. She encouraged delegates to contact government on tax incentive issues, as a result of the Boeing Companys moving jobs out of state. IAM 751A, Les Mullin reported that there is claw back legislation being considered for the next session of the state legislature. He noted it should include calling for raising the minimum wage of suppliers.




Nominations were re-opened to fill unexpired terms of Sgt. At Arms and Trustee 5. There were no further nominations for Sgt. At Arms. It was M/S/C to elect Darrel McLaughlin by acclamation. For Trustee 5, Bob James, NALC 791 was nominated. There was a previous nomination at the May meeting for Rick Cunningham, IUOE 302. Nominations were closed and ballots were handed out. The tally committee reported the following totals: Bob James 14 and Rick Cunningham 9. Bob James was elected the new Trustee 5. The new officers were sworn in by the Vice President pro tem.




Suzanne Kamiya Harding, SPEEA reported on the booing of Boeing Vice President Ray Conners on his recent visit to Seattle to talk with employees. Apparently, there is a You Tube video on it. Darrel McLaughlin, IBEW 191, reported that he had been appointed to the Snohomish County Boundary Review Board. Ron Harrell, IAM 130, noted openings for Labor people to be appointed to the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission. Jim Smith, Laborers 292, gave an update on the Labor Radio Journal.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:46 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer




AFSCME 109S: No Delegate

AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof

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: Steven Horn

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576:, John Sainz

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAFF 3916: No Delegate

IAFF 4118:

IAM 130:  Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Mark Clark, Shannon Ryker

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:

IATSE 15: John Lammon, Tom McConnell

IBEW 46: Mark Samuelsen

IBEW 77:  Jacob Morgan, Jackie Rae

IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191: Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38:  Leonard Kelley

IBT 117: Michael Boe

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231:

IBT 763: No Delegate

IUOE 302:

IUPAT DC 5: Steve Dore

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Jim Smith

NALC 791: Bob James

OPEIU 8: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

PTE 17: Kathy Pierson

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925: No Delegate

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey

SPEEA:  Sandy Hastings, Rebekah Hewitt, Suzanne Kamiya-Harding, John Lynn, Kurt Schuetz,

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:



Excused Absences

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

 IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott

SPEEA: James Gillan, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott




Verlene Jones, CLUW Washington State President