Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of September 26, 2012


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



?      AFSCME 109E: Sheryl Barker, Sean Hare, Curtis Jasper, Beverly Riley, Judy Wahl

?      AFSCME 113: Dan Packard

?      OPEIU 8: Tracy Hoffman, Jennifer Moore, John O?Keefe

?      Wash Tech/CWA: Ann Seabott


M/S/C to seat the new delegate that was present. Ann Seabott, WashTech/CWA was sworn in.



Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the Labor/Neighbor event held on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. He singled out Laborers 292 and asked Dan Christofferson and Doug Scott to stand for their work on getting volunteers out. He noted that other locals helped, but the bulk of the volunteers came from LIUNA 292.

Delegates were invited to participate in the October 20th Super Walk leaving from the Everett Labor Temple.

  Sec. Treas. Sells also reported on meeting with ILWU 32 to talk with them about re-affiliating. He also mentioned a State Labor Council request regarding a meeting concerning WalMart that would be held on Friday.

  Also noted were the comments from County Councilman John Koster, who is running for Congress, regarding tagging immigrant workers with bar codes like cattle.






Contract Negotiations—WFSE 948, Randy Kurtz reported on an agreement being voted on this week for a new general government contract. They are in the process of voting on it. It ends the 3% decrease and adds a step for 2.5% longevity raise. There is a possible 1% COLA on 7/1/2014. It would also cap how much they will have to pay on health care.

  SPEEA/IFPTE2001, Lynn Burow noted that the Boeing contract offer was pretty lousy. However, they are giving their members a vote on it. Ballots will be counted on October 1st. Rejection is recommended. Jim Gillan reported that Boeing does not want to honor early retirement option for people with medical issues and pre-65 retirees would lose health care in the Boeing offer. Leafleting and picketing will be going on September 27th to highlight the issues.

  Wash Tech/CWA, Rennie Sawade reported on the Microsoft employee rating system and how the corporation is trying to push it on the teachers of this state.



  Ann Seabott, WashTech, United Way Labor Advisory Committee, reported on the Toys for Tots program which we are partnering with again this year and the November 16th Volunteers Day. On October 17th, there will be a seminar for local union leaders to help aid them with members needing hardship assistance. It will be at the Labor Temple. Jason Redrup, IAM 751, noted that the seminar was a good one for staff to help with short term crisis needs.

  Michele Stelovich, WSLC Labor Neighbor, talked with delegates regarding recruiting for the phone banks and the walks. There is an upcoming walk in Mt. Vernon on October 6th.

  Dan Christofferson, LIUNA 292, gave an update on Jim Smith, Labor Radio Journal Coordinator, who was recently released from the hospital and is recovering.

  Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, noted how much higher the unemployment was for building trades worker and the need to be involved in the election. He threw out a friendly challenge to other locals to get their members involved.

  Teresa Randall, IBEW 89, reported on their recent Women?s Conference in Washington, DC.

  Jim Gillan, SPEEA, reported on FUSE phone banking efforts and a new dialing program.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:36 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer






AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811:



AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 435: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

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: Patty Ceis, Rick Jurkovic

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130: 

IAM 751A: Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup

IAM 751C: Christopher Louie, Rod Sigvartson

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89: Teresa Randall

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Devyn Johanson, Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: Janine Dibble

IBT 117: No Delegate

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

IBT 763: No Delegate


IUOE 302:

IUPAT DC 5: Greg Flatmo

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn, Doug Scott

NALC 791: Bob James


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: No Delegate

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan

UBC 70: Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade, Ann Seabott




Excused Absences

SPEEA: Bob Rommel



Steve Garey, USW 12-591

Daniel Powell, AFSCME Council 2, Labor Neighbor

Michele Stelovich, AFSCME Council 28, Labor Neighbor