Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of July 24, 2013


The meeting was called to order by Trustee Leonard Kelley at 6 PM. The flag salute and reading of PresidentŐs message followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.




á       IAM 751C: George Wilson

á       IBT 117: Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton

á       IUPAT DC 5: Jim Mudd

á       LIUNA 292: Jim Smith

á       OPEIU 8: John OŐKeefe

á       SPEEA: Suzanne Kamiya-Harding

M/S/C to seat the new delegates who present. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 was sworn in.




Representative John McCoy, 38th District, gave an update on the current situation with farm workers in Skagit County at Sakuma Brothers farms. They are currently on strike for better pay and working conditions. Housing and help for the children are also at issue, along with the use of H2A visas for guest workers. He noted that he and Rep. Sells were monitoring the situation. He also noted that he will be working on the misclassification of employee issues for the next session.


Julien Loh, District Director for Congresswoman Suzan Del Bene, spoke on the issues currently before Congress, including immigration reform. The District office is in the Canyon Creek area of Bothell.




Nominations were reopened for Trustee 1 and 6 positions .It was announced that Bob James, NALC 751, had been nominated at the May meeting for Trustee 6 but had subsequently declined the nomination. Nominations were closed. It was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for Trustee Positions 1 and 6. Doug Scott, LIUNA 292 was elected to the Trustee 1 Position and  Jacklyn Rae, IBEW 77 was elected to the Trustee 6 Position.




Organizing Reports—None


Contract Negotiations--IUPAT DC 5, Greg Flatmo reported on a three week strike at the Kenworth Truck plant in Portland. They now have a 3 year contract with a $1.50 package that has maintenance of benefits, and the company is paying the unfunded liability on their 63 painters and 245 sheet metal workers pensions. Glaziers completed negotiations with a $3.50 package over a three year agreement with 800 workers affected. Drywall finishers are in negotiations with the contract being extended already by a month with 450 workers affected.

  IAM 130, Ron Harrell reported on a strike at Belshaw by IAM Local 160. Delegates were encouraged to go to  and sign a letter of support.

  IBEW 77, Jackie Rae reported that after negotiations were finished the contract proposal was rejected by the membership.

  IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson reported on the negotiations for the 33 employees they represent at Verizon. They are still in negotiations with Frontier.




Ann Seabott, Wash Tech and United Way Labor Committee,  updated delegates on the September 14th Day of Caring, and the booth at the Solidarity Day at the AquaSox Event. Leonard Kelley, IBT 38 reported on his candidacy for May of Stanwood. He will be needing parade help on August 3rd. Brad Waddell, IBT 117,  reported on his candidacy for the Monroe City Council and thanked the Labor Council for the endorsement. Sgt. Michael Boe, IBT 117 reported on his candidacy for the Lake Stevens City Council and thanked the Labor Council for its endorsement. Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, reminded delegates about the Radio Labor Journal on KSER 90.7. Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020, reminded candidates of the availability tickets for Solidarity Night with the AquaSox on August 1.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer



AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin


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 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1828: No Delegate

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:  Ron Harrell

IAM 751A: Lester Mullen

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Jackie Rae

IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191:

IBT 38: Leonard Kelley

IBT 117: Michael Boe, Brad Waddell

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: Kathy Pierson

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925: No Delegate

SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate

SMIU 66: Aaron Bailey

SPEEA: Lynn Burow,

UBC 70:

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott


Excused Absences

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin

NALC 791: Bob James

SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz, David Simpson

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg



Julien Loh, District Director for Congresswoman Suzan Del Bene