Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of June 25, 2008


The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by President Chapman. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted.





  M/S/C to seat the delegates who were present. Sue Martinez, AFSCME 948 and Tara Jo Heinecke, IATSE 15 worn sworn in.




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted that the Executive Board had met on June 17th. He noted that the Board recommended rating Judge Eric Z. Lucas well qualified to retain the Snohomish County Superior Court, Position 6 seat. Judge Lucas spoke to the delegates giving his background, and noting that they could check the internet for his record in judging court cases. Candidates and guests were asked to leave the room. The Executive Board recommendation came to the body with a motion and a second. Delegates voted to concur in the recommendation.

  Secretary-Treasurer Sells also referred to the letter sent regarding recent disputes between the SEIU and the CAN. A copy was in the Executive Board minutes.

   Allyn Triezenberg gave delegates the information on the Solidarity Night at the AquaSox on August 6th. Locals interested in tables can contact the office. Tickets are slightly different this year.

   Gabe Hargrove, SCLC Political Director, presented the AFL/CIO Turn Around America DVD and program which explained the need for getting involved in the election. He also asked people to sign up for the Labor/Neighbor program, and reported on the activity in the 44th District on June 24th. The next Labor/Neighbor door knocking will be on July 12th and July 26th. Evaluation forms for the Turn Around America program were given out, and delegates and guests were asked to fill them out and return them.




Organizing/Education—Allyn Triezenberg gave an update on the June 10th activities at the Arlington Airport. She noted it was the coldest and wettest June day on record. Despite that, they did get a number of acknowledgments from drivers.




Organizing—IATSE 15, Tara Jo Heinecke noted they only needed a few more cards to have the stage hands at the Village Theatre organized. IBEW 89, Ray Egelhoff reported that as soon as a Comcast worker signed a card, they were quite often moved on by the company in one on one meetings. He noted how the Employee Free Choice Act would help the organizing. IAM 751F, Jackie Boschok reported on the organizing of some workers by the IAM in the City of Woodinville. IBEW 191, Darrell Chapman reported that they cannot sign up members fast enough. The bad housing market has caused lay-offs in an area that is largely non-union.


Contract Negotiations—IATSE 15, Tara Jo Heinecke stated that she felt they were getting close to an agreement at Comcast Arena for the conference center employees. The issue holding up settlement seems to be a union security clause. IBEW 89, Ray Egelhoff reported that the IBEW had opened up negotiations nationwide with Verizon. He also noted that the local would be responsible for 7 contracts coming up in the Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Northern Idaho area. In a lot of cases, companies want members to pay their medical and dental. AFSCME 1811CA reported they will be starting negotiations with the county in early August. IBT38, Steve Chandler reported on the ratification of three contracts—Puget Sound Truck Lines, Everett Fuel (Fir Island Trucking and Carlson Trucking (Flour Hall Division). ATU 1576, Chris Brydges reported that they had ratified a contract with Community Transit. IAM 751F, Jackie Boschok stated that the IAM had begun bargaining early with Boeing. The company has forced all non-union employees into a 401K plan, and want new employees coming into the company in such a plan as opposed to a defined benefit plan. IAM 751A, Jason Redrup noted that the Machinist unit was one of the last sites with a defined benefit plan.


Other Local Activities—IAM 751A, Jason Redrup spoke on the successful challenges to the Air Force╣s granting of a tanker building program to Air Bus. He noted that Boeing is back on the playing field. SEIU 1199NW, Steve Moll thanked the Executive Board for its recent letter regarding the SEIU/CNA dispute. He also mentioned other raiding issues going on around the country.




  State Representative Liz Loomis, 44th District encouraged delegates to participate in Labor/Neighbor and other campaign support. She introduced her campaign manager and the campaign manager for Hans Dunshee. She has doorbelled 7700 voters at this point, and can always use help in her doorbelling efforts.

  Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency promoted the United Way campaign and the Turkey Fry before the next Labor Council meeting.

   Jason Redrup, IAM 751A spoke about the Saturday ramp building for former SCLC delegate Hank Getchman. They will be meeting Saturday morning at 10 AM at the Everett Machinists hall. He noted that $400.00 is needed to help pay for materials. Checks can be sent to the Puget Sound Labor Agency.

   Secretary-Treasurer Sells mentioned that he would have information out soon regarding a Marysville Firefighter who needed a heart transplant. Funds are being raised for that, also.

   Jim Smith, Laborers 292, reported on the Radio Labor Journal at KSER FM and encouraged locals to contact the SCLC office if they have programs they would like to have on.

  Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, reported on the local raising funds for an apprentice who is a world champion off road racer. They are also featuring her as a woman in the trades to draw in other women.

  Gabe Hargrove, SCLC Member Education Director, asked delegates to let him know if they need DVD╣s of the Turn Around America presentation.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:16 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 1811PA: Tim Geraghty

AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: Laura Akers, Randy Kurtz, Sue Martinez

AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

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: Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok

IATSE 15: Tara Heinecke, John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff

IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman, Neil Sidhu

IBT 38: Tami Brady, Steve Chandler, Janine Dibble

IBT 174:

IBT 231:

IBT 763:


IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate

IUPAT DC 5: No Delegate

IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Jim Smith

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277: No Delegate

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


Plumbers and Pipefitters 26:


SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman

SEIU 1199NW: Steve Moll

SMIU 66:


UBC 562:

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UFCW 21:

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:

Excused Absences

AFT 772: Kim Mead

IAM 751C: Hank Getchman

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, Bob Rommel

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg

WashTech: Curt Eidem



Brooke Brod, WA State Democrats

Liz Elwart, Friends of Liz Loomis

Chris Glenn, SPEEA

Dan Joyner, WA State Democrats

Judge Eric Lucas, Re-elect Judge Eric Lucas Campaign

Representative Liz Loomis, House 44th District

Justin McMahon, WA State Democrats

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Trevor Nieslanik, Friends of Hans Dunshee