Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of July 25, 2007


   The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Boschok. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected: Michael Cummins, IAM 751 A was sworn in as a delegate at the previous meeting. Don Shove, IAM 751A requested to be listed as excused. The chair asked Leonard Kelley, IBT 231 to serve in the Vice Presidentıs chair.




   Al Aldrich, Strategies 360 Consultant to the Regional Transportation Improvement District ballot proposal, explained the process, the ballot procedures and area of balloting, as well as the projects being recommended in the upcoming RTID proposal that goes to the ballot in November.




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Executive Board met on July 20th to screen five candidates: Jean Berkey, Candidate for County Council, Pos. 2; Marko Liias, Candidate for possible 21st District Legislative seat opening; Strom Peterson, Candidate for Edmonds City Council, Pos. 7; Stephanie Wright, Candidate for Lynnwood City Council, Pos. 5 and Kimberly Cole, Candidate for Public Hospital District Commissioner, Dist. 2, Pos. 3. Recommendations were made to endorse Strom Peterson, Stephanie Wright and Kimberly Cole.

   M/S/C to endorse Strom Peterson for Edmonds City Council, Pos. 7

   M/S/C to endorse Stephanie Wright for Lynnwood City Council, Pos. 5

   M/S/C to endorse Kimberly Cole for Public Hospital Commissioner, Dist. 2, Pos. 3


  Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted there would be a Labor/Neighbor Event on Saturday August 11th from 10 to 2, with a pre-meeting starting at 9 AM. Delegates were solicited to participate. It will be at the Everett Labor Temple, 2812 Lombard. A sign up sheet was passed around.




Community Services--Suzanne Moreau of the Puget Sound Labor Agency reported for  Committee Chair Chris Glenn, SPEEA. She noted that the Turkey Fry event with Representative John Lovick was a success. She also gave her Labor Agency report. Doug Scott, LIUNA 292, has been appointed the Labor Chair for the United Way campaign this year. She is working on an August 28th United Way Labor meeting. The United Wayıs Volunteer Appreciation Night on August 13, She also mentioned the 4th Annual Washington State Labor Council Golf Tournament, the September 3rd Labor Day celebration and the 11th Annual Spirit of Snohomish County breakfast on September 12th. The United Way Days of Caring are September 28th and 29th.






  Leonard Kelley, IBT 231 reported on organizing at Advanced H2O in Skagit County. He noted that the election at Durham had been lost by six votes.


Contract Negotiations


   Geoffrey Crofoot, IFPTE 17 reported on pre contract meetings with the Snohomish County Health District. There is a large concern over health care costs.

   Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported on the ratification of a contract at Triumph.


Other Local Activities


   Mark Moshay, SPEEA, encouraged delegates to be involved in their local communities National Night Out Against Crime. SPEEA is a sponsor of the activities at the South Everett Center, 6315 Fleming St, Suite B in Everett




   Jackie Minchew, EEA/UTE, gave an update on his campaign for Everett City Council, Pos. 7. He has been out doorbelling.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:38 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker


AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

AFSCME 1020:

AFSCME 1355: No Delegate

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772:  Jackie Minchew, Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254:

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Christine Brydges

AWPPW 644: No Delegate

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Michael Cummins, Jason Redrup, Don Shove, Sandra Torfin

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Jonathan Holden, Tina Wilson


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191:

IBT 38:

IBT 174:

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate

IUPAT DC 5: No Delegate

IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Doug Scott

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:


SEIU 925:

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Mark Moshey, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 562: Fred Buel, John Noble

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UFCW 21: Nancy Young

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Curt Eidem


Excused Absences

IAM 751C: Hank Getchman

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

LIUNA 292:  Rodolfo Zavala

SEIU 925: Donna Chrisman

SPEEA: Chris Glenn

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 21: Nancy Holland-Young

Wash Tech/CWA: Rennie Sawade



Al Aldrich, RTID/Strategies 360

Mike Cooper, Candidate Snohomish County Council

Dennis Davaz, SPEEA

Mark Hintz, Snohomish County Democrats Chair

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA