Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of September 28, 2011


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. Ed Triezenberg, UBC 70, was appointed to fill the Vice President’s chair. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as posted.




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

Š      AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof, Dan Packard

Š      IAFF 46: John Gage

Š      IBEW 191: Damien Fisher, Patrick Gallatin

Š      IUPAT 5: Art Diaz


M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Jim Imhof, AFSCME 113 and Art Diaz, IUPAT 5 were sworn in


The regular business meeting was suspended to hear from guests




Congressman Rick Larsen, 2nd Congressional District discussed the attacks on long standing rules that governed labor that his side of the aisle has been able to beat back. Collective bargaining, prevailing wage, the NLRB have all been targets. He said that he felt it was dangerous for the Congress to intervene in the NLRB’s processes. He asked for support for the $1.4 billion transportation bill to help keep the country moving and working. He has signed on to HR 1351 to help save the postal service from financial default. He mentioned the “Thank you” rally organized by Bob James, NALC 791 and State Council President of the Letter Carriers, that was held in front of the Wall Street Building on Tuesday, September 27th.


Troy McClelland, President, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, discussed the merger of the Economic Development Council and two area Chambers of Commerce. The purpose is to align agendas to help retain jobs and to prioritize what is important in doing so. They will be working on workforce development and infrastructure priorities. The new Board will be formed in the next 3 months, and they will be talking with the Labor Council about labor representation.


Mike Cooper, Mayor of Edmonds, thanked the Council for the endorsement of his campaign in August. He and the Edmonds City Council on a 7 to 0 vote  passed two ordinances on responsible bidders and apprenticeship utilization. He signed the bills in front of the assembled delegates. Ordinance 3854 creates bidding responsibility for the City of Edmonds and Ordinance 3855 creates apprenticeship utilization on jobs over $250,000. He thanked Edmonds City Council President Strom Peterson, who was present, for his help and support on it.


Lori Province, Washington State Labor Council, noted the rallies held in every Congressional district in the state to Save Our Postal Service. She discussed the phone banks that will be up and running for the next 38 days to call members on labor endorsed issues and candidates. We need to make 4,000 calls.


Jim Smith, KSER Radio Labor Journal, noted that the program is on the 3rd Monday of the month and has been going for 20 years now. He gave delegates information on the program schedule.




Organizing—Grace Holland, IAM 751F, updated delegates on a recent election in King County that they had won.


Contract Negotiations—Steve Horn, AFT 1873, discussed the renegotiations of the Everett Community College contract with the college due to fiscal issues brought on by state cuts.




Steve Horn, AFT 1873, talked to the delegates about the October 18th Social Security Event that starts at 6 PM. Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security works will be speaking. The event is being sponsored by the Snohomish County Labor Council.




Eric Wiseman, WFSE 1020, reminded delegates of the need for safety around high voltage wires and during trench work.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM


Respectfully submitted,




Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer.





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate

AFSCME 113: Jim Imhof, Charles Johnstone

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: Kim Mead, Mike Sells

AFT 1873: Steven Horn

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: No Delegate

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183:

AWPPW 644:

GCIU 767M: No Delegate

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130: 

IAM 751A:

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Grace Holland

IATSE 15: John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Darrel McLaughlin

IBT 38: Rick Olson

IBT 174: No Delegate

IBT 231:

IBT 763: No Delegate

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie


IUOE 302: No Delegate

IUPAT DC 5: Art Diaz, Greg Flatmo

IW 86: No Delegate

LIUNA 292:Doug Scott

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild: No Delegate

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate

SEIU 6: No Delegate

SEIU 925:

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:


Excused Absences

AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin

AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker, Terry VanWyck

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup

IBT 38: Janine Dibble

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn

SPEEA: Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 70: Guy Johnson

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade



Mike Cooper, Edmonds Mayor

Rick Larsen, US Congressman

Luke Loeffler, Congressman Rick Larsen staff

Troy McClelland, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County

Tom Nirick., IUPAT

Strom Peterson, Edmonds City Council

Lori Province, WSLC

Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal