Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of September 24, 2014


The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by President Redrup. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted on line.




      AFSCME 113: Roger Huntley

      ATU 883: Steve Oss

      IAFF 46: Jason Brock

      IAM 751A: Shannon Ryker

      IBT 117: Terry Hutchins and Darrin Norton

      SPEEA: Kenneth Ware


M/S/C to seat the new delegate who was present. Roger Huntley, AFSCME 113 was sworn in.




Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the afternoon meeting at Everett CC on the proposals for WSU North Puget Sound and an event for Rep. Larry Seaquist, Chair of the House Higher Education Committee.


Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, Education Chair, updated the Council on the problems with the Labor Center in Seattle. None of the employees are union and they cant get a contract for those who are employed. However, IAM 79 and Lisa Pau are able to help build a Union 101 education program for us. He encouraged delegates to follow through with Working America sign ups and be involved in the phone banks during the election campaign. A walk is scheduled this Saturday in the 44th District.




Organizing Reports—None


Contract Negotiations—IBEW 89, Teresa Johnson, reported on the August 20th contract binding arbitration with Frontier. They had been in negotiations over a year and half. She commented that the local is in negotiations with Century Link and proposals by both sides have been presented. AFSCME 113, Jim Imhof, reported that they had a tentative agreement with the City of Everett. The process went through mediation. ATU 883, Rick Swartz reported that the local had been working for three years without a contract with City of Everett transit. They finally went to arbitration with 9 items. Five were left as is. They lost one item. There were wins in others. They received retroactive wage increases of 2% for 2012, 2.6% for 2013 and 2.4% for 2014.




Jim Smith, LIUNA 292, encouraged people to show up for the phone banks. Jason Redrup, IAM 751A reported that in October, the Council would be working with Toys for Tots. Last year, 40,000 county residents were served by Toys for Tots. The old VFW Hall is going to be a staging area for the program this year. Boxes are available for union halls. Lynn Burow, SPEEA, reported that the local Coalition of Labor Union Women had to cancel their last meeting due to illness. The next meeting is scheduled for October 5th at 1205 Craftsman Way, #101 in Mukilteo.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:29 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate

AFSCME 113: Roger Huntley, 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:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: Rick Swartz

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: Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F:

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Nicole Reedy

IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff, Teresa Johnson

IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey, Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: Leonard Kelley

IBT 117:

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: Rich Ewing

IBT 763: No Delegate

IUOE 302: Rick Cunningham

IUPAT DC 5: Steven Dore

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, 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:


UBC 70:

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade


Excused Absences

IBEW 77: Jackie Rae

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott

SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg