Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of May 27, 2009


  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman. The Flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. A moment of silence was observed in recognition of the passing of Dan O’Connor, LIUNA 292 and Jerry Newman, IBEW 77, both former SCLC delegates and union officers. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as handed out.





  It was M/S/C to seat the delegate present. Anna Bloomquist, Wash Tech was sworn in.




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported that the Executive Board met on May 14th. COPE processes and questionnaires were finalized. He reminded delegates that anyone asking for an endorsement interview must have a letter of request from two affiliates. As of this date, we have the following members of the COPE Screening Committee: Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191; Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F; Janine Dibble, IBT 38; Toni Bohan, SEIU 925; Jason Redrup, IAM 751A; David McKenzie and Robin Ramsey, IBU; Leonard Kelley, IBT 231.

  The creation of a new labor PAC called DIME PAC was noted in a letter from the State Labor Council

  Delegates were encouraged to attend the May 30th Mothers March for Healthcare in Seattle. There are bus connections for those in the Everett area wishing to go.

  The Board recommended sending Secretary-Treasurer Sells and Trustee Leonard Kelley as delegates to the Washington State Labor Council Convention. It was M/S/C to concur.

   A short report of the recent disappointing legislative session was given by the Secretary-Treasurer and State Representative. Along with the dismal budget, a lot of progressive legislation died. In particular, he cited the concerns with recent legislation redefining basic education without providing any funding to carry out what the legislation called for.




Organizing Reports—Dan Christofferson, LIUNA 292, reported on the signing of a new agreement with Granite Construction, and the resulting growth of 85 new members.


Contract Negotiations—No updates


Other Local Activity—Bob Rommel, SPEEA, reported on their March for Hunger food drive held in the month of March. They were able to garner 12,000 lbs of food, double what their goal was.




Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020, reported on a recent injured workers death in the Skagit County area. Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 reported on the good turnout for the Workers Memorial on April 28th. She thanked Guy Johnson and the Carpenters for cleaning the statue. Eric Greve, SEIU 1199NW organizer introduced himself. Don Shove, IAM 751 reported on the upcoming Hogs for Hunger, June 11th to June 26th, Route 66 ride led by Ron McGaha. They will be taking donations for food along the way.


Puget Sound Labor Agency—Suzanne Moreau reported that the Letter Carriers Food Drive garnered 374,206 lbs of food, which was 4,000 lbs over last year. She thanked Chris Kelly, NALC 791, for her co-ordination of this years collection, and Chris’ mother Ruby Roberts for her help. She also thanked the Teamsters and Hoglunds for providing the trucks to haul the food to the Volunteers of America. Requests for assistance have doubled recently. The PSLA has also given out its First Amendment Scholarship to a Cascade High School graduate. She gave out information from the Unemployment Rights Alliance that locals can use to help members.


Guests—Mike Cooper, Snohomish County Council noted that he had stopped by to simply say ”Hello.” He discussed Firefighter concerns with some upcoming annexation issues in South County, and spoke to a fire sprinkler ordinance.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Terry VanWyck


AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty

AFSCME 1811S: 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:

ATU 1576:

AWPPW 183:

AWPPW 644: No Delegate

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E: Ron Bradley

IAM 751F:

IATSE 15: John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Robert Ellsworth

IBT 38: Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie


ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate


IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate


SEIU 925: Toni Bohan, Donna Chrisman

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Chris Glenn, Bob Rommel

UBC 562: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Anna Bloomquist, Rennie Sawade


Excused Absences

AFT 772: Kim Mead

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Garth Luark



Mike Cooper, Snohomish County Councilman

Eric Greve, SEIU 1199NW

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA