SCLC Minutes 9/23/2015

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Redrup, IAM 751, followed by the flag salute and the reading of the meeting purpose. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.



Jason Brock; IAFF 46

Brian Butler, Joel Hetland: IAM751A

Corey Dunlap, Colleen O’Brien: IBEW 191

Debbie Gath, IBT 38

Terry Hutchins, Darrin Norton: IBT 117

Michael Hill, IAM 751 C


A Motion and second was made to accept those that were present: Brian Butler, Joel Hetland, Debbie Gath and Michael Hill were all sworn in by acting Vice President Ed Triezenberg, WashTech, Trustee.



John Spencer

Candidate for Lake Stevens Mayor spoke about his background and education. He was an Intern for Governor Evans. He served as Director of Department of Ecology and Seattle Wastewater Utilization.  Stated he made a change to the way labor negotiations were handled there with no more hiring attorneys and a move to a “Mutual Gain Sharing” process. He said the process worked well for both groups with pay higher for employees and more trucks. He stated that when he was General Manager for the PUD he helped negotiate a deal to keep Scott Paper here longer.

He added he has been on the City Council for 2 terms and that Lake Stevens has made a lot of progress and he doesn’t  want to see it go backwards.

Secretary Treasurers report

Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported on the Unions 101 class being held on October 24th, the deadline for signing up is October 12th.

The WSLC is asking that we support I-735, an initiative to the legislature that would petition Congress to put forth a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United.

Sign-up sheets were passed out for phone banking and delegates were encouraged to volunteer.

He spoke briefly about how literature put out by the Freedom Foundation actually stated they are “trying to put Unions out of business”.

Secretary Treasurer Kelley announced that there would be no November meeting due to the Holiday and added that our Holiday meeting would be held December 2nd and promised to be a memorable one.

Reports of Unions

Les Mullens, IAM 751A,  reported that IAM President John Holden had an appointment with Boeing leadership and the meeting was cancelled. A second meeting was scheduled and President Holden asked Boeing several questions in regards to keeping jobs here and if there were plans to open a facility in China. Boeing’s answer to every question was not at this time. They lied.

Suzanne Murphy, SPEEA,  reported that they had several rallies outside of Boeing supporting keeping jobs here and tax accountability during the visit of the Chinese President.  She also stated that Boeing had asked to use their parking lot to bring in busloads of supporters for the Chinese President.

John Sainz, ATU 1576, shared a newspaper article about the Chinese order of 737’s and the commitment to build a plant in China.

Debbie Gath, Teamsters Local 38, reported that 3 Haggen stores could close and they would lose 500 members.

Patty Goins, AFSCME 1118 CA, reported the County Councilman orchestrated a special vote of the County Council to reject the current contract while they are still in negotiations. This was a real slap in the face because their members took leaves and furloughs to help with the budget in 2008, while Councilman Dave Somers got a $7,000.00 a month raise. She pointed out that Councilman Somers was running for County Executive. They have been without a contract since December 31st.

Organizing Reports

Contract Negotiations

John Sainz, ATU 1576,  reported that negotiations have come to a standstill with Island Transit and that a ULP has been filed.

Old Business



New Business

A motion and second was made to endorse John Spencer for Mayor of Lake Stevens. The vote of the body will held at the October meeting as per the constitution

A motion and second was made to endorse Charlene Rawson for Everett City Council. The vote of the body will be held at the October meeting.

Other Local Activities


Good of the Order

Sandy Hastings, SPEEA, reported on CLUW. They have 4 board members here tonight and their chapter was starting to get off the ground. The next scheduled meeting will be October 21st here at the Labor Temple at 6:00 PM.

Jim Smith, Laborers 292, reported that KSER radio station has been carrying Labors Voice for over 20 years and that they are currently having their pledge drive. Jim asked the delegates to ask their Locals to donate.

Rick Jurkovic, ATU 1576, reported that Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is chair of the ‘YES on Proposition 1”.  The Seattle /Snohomish County area is the 6th or 7th worst in the nation for traffic. A year ago it took 60 minutes to get to Seattle now it takes 80. He reported that polling for Community transit was doing well and that ATU International had donated $7,500 to the campaign.

Betty Welsh, United Way Labor Engagement Manager, WASH Tech, reported on the “Back to School” clothing drive focusing on children’s’ underwear.  They have currently have over 800 pair donated.

She added that the United Way was gearing up for the tax season. They offer a free tax site and last year they helped people get over 5 million dollars in returns.

She reported that they are looking for volunteers on December 11th and 12th for Toys for Tots. Collection site to be the old armory just up the block from the Labor Temple.

Ed Triezenberg, WASH Tech, Trustee, reminded delegates to make sure their Unions or groups that use the Labor Temple to please close all the windows and lock doors when they are done.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:12 PM


Minutes Submitted by Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer




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: 

AFT 1873:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic, 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: 

IAM 751A: Brian Butler, Mark Clark, Joel Hetland, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup

IAM 751C: Michael Hill

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Arlene Cunningham, John Cunningham, Jon Kubat, Jacob Morgan,

IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey, Darrel McLaughlin, 

IBT 38: Tammi Brady, Debbie Gath, Leonard Kelley

IBT 117: Michael Boe

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: Rich Ewing

IBT 763: No Delegate

IUOE 302: Al Cummins


IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Jim Smith

NALC 791: Bob James


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, Sandy Hastings, Susanne Murphy, Robert Sutton

UBC 70:

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh



Excused Absences

AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin

IAM 130: Ron Harrell

IBEW 77: Jackie Rae

IUOE 302: Bill Albin Jr

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott

PTE 17: Kathy Pierson

SPEEA: Rebekah Hewitt, David Simpson

UBC 70: John Lehman



Pat Davis, ATU 1576

Brian Earnheart, AFSCME 109

Patty Goins, AFSCME 1811CA

Janay Jager, AFSCME 1811CA

Jesssica Matheson, UBC 70

Michael Ramey, AFSCME 109

John Spencer, Candidate for Lake Stevens Mayor

Terry VanWyck, AFSCME 1811CA