Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of June28, 2006


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




  • AFSCME 1811-CA for David Ott
  • IBEW 77 for John Cunningham, Richard Harrell, Tim Wieses
  • IFPTE 17 for Geoffrey Crofoot
  • SEIU 1199NW for Curt Williams
  • Teamsters 174 for Troy Armes, Troy Forsel


M/S/C to seat the delegates that were present: The following delegates were sworn in:

David Ott, AFSCME 1811CA; John Cunningham and Richard Harrell, IBEW 77; Curt Williams, SEIU 1199NW




Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the COPE Screening Committee had met and recommended the endorsement of Janice Ellis for Snohomish County Prosecutor. The Board had also discussed the COPE Screening process and felt that it was time to appoint a committee to review the process and look at possible changes. The Board also recommended sending one delegate to the WSLC Convention in August. Delegates were informed that the Solidarity Night at the AquaSox would proceed as the umpire strike had ended. The Board also approved a $500.0 expenditure for the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County.


It was M/S/C to endorse Janice Ellis for Snohomish County Prosecutor




Community ServicesóDon Shove, IAM 751 explained what the committee does.


OrganizingóJon Holden, IAM 751 reported on the handbilling at the Monroe Business Park to educate workers on their rights. They will be working tomorrow, June 29th from 4:30 AM to 8:00 AM. He noted that one of the employers has begun to intimidate workers asking them to verify their citizenship. Paul Quaintance, UFCW 21, gave an update on Wal Mart activity in the area. He noted some of the action expected with regards to the proposed Arlington Wal Mart







It was M/S/C to elect Randy Kurtz of AFSCME 948 to fill the Trustee 4 position for the vacated term.




SEIU 1199NW, Curt Williams discussed their campaign with regards to bargaining and organizing in the Providence system. At $6.3 billion in earnings, it is the richest health care system on the West Coast. This year they will make over $300 million over the cost of providing services. They are working on ways to change their relationship with Providence. Providence does have a penchant for getting out of markets they do not dominate so they can be a monopoly in those that they do. In the end, it drives up costs, and there appears to be no community accountability on their behalf. In addition, Stevens and Monroe Hospitals are losing market share because of such actions. Stevens and Monroe are partnering with UFCW and OPEIU in their efforts.

He also mentioned the impact of the Kentucky Rivers case and the concerns over a ruling which make nurses supervisors, and therefore ineligible for being union. A rally is scheduled on July 10th at the Virginia Mason in Seattle at 4 PM to protest potential Labor Board rulings, as it is a direct attack on nurses.




M/S/C to send Paul Quaintance as a delegate from the SCLC to the State Labor Council Convention.




State Representative John Lovick, thanked the Council for its support. He was happy to help out with the PSLA fundraiser earlier in the evening.

John Noble, UBC 562, praised the positive message we have raised with non-union workers out at the Monroe Business Park with our education project.

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA Snohomish County Director reported that they had raised close to $800 in the pre-meeting fundraiser. ŻShe thanked Representative Lovick for cooking the turkeys. She noted that SPEEA had again hosted the Labor partnership luncheon for the United Way. The PSLA is Żworking on coordinating ramp volunteers, and collecting household goods.

Mark Moshay, SPEEA 2001, reported his pride in our actions at the Monroe Business Park.

Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, reported that they have had to go to non-union businesses to get workers that can go out on union jobs. As a result, they are signing them up in the union in large numbers.

Scott Olson, Candidate for the State House of Representatives in the 39th District introduced himself to delegates, and noted he would be running against Dan Kristiansen.

Tim Knue, Candidate for 10th District, State House of Representative, introduced himself noting that he was active in his union as a Vice President of his WEA local, the Oak Harbor Education Association. He lives in Conway and will be running against Barbara Bailey.

Steve Hobbs, Candidate for State Senate, 44th District thanked the Council for its endorsement. He now has 33 local union endorsements. He is in need of volunteers to help with the campaign and will be holding an official kick off on July 27th with former Governor Gary Locke.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer







AFSCME 113: Cameron Johnson

AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, David Ott






AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Robin Windhausen

AFSCME 1020:

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254:

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576:

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130: David Volkmann

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C: Dave Brueher

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

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


IBEW 46: MargaretSchab

IBEW 77: John Cunningham

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman, Jeff Seibert

IBT 38:

IBT 174:

IBT 763:



ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:


IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Jim Smith

NALC 791:


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


SEIU 775:

SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW: Susan Greeley, Jackie McGeachy, Steve Moll

SMIU 66: Joel Merriam, Bill Wood

SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Mark Moshay, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz

UA 26:

UBC 562: John Noble, Dean Running

UFCW 44:


UFCW 21: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance



Excused Delegates

AFSCME 1811CA: Gloria Parker

AFT 772: Kim Mead, Jackie Minchew

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann

IAM 751C: Mark Blondin, Hank Getchman

IAM 751F: Judy Neumann

IATSE 15: Bill Wickline

IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Steven Chandler, Janine Dibble, Leonard Kelley, Barry Lund, Rick Olson

LIUNA 292: Rodolfo Zavala

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SPEEA: David Simpson

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg




Joe Bushee, Hobbs for Senate Campaign

Fran Christie, AIL

Tome Grayer, SEIU 1199NW

Steve Hobbs, Candidate for 44th District Senate

Jim Hutchins, PSLA

Tim Knue, Candidate for 10th District House

John Lovick, 44th District State Representative

Scott Olson, Candidate for 39th District House

Michael A. Shtovich, WFSE 948