Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of November 18, 2009


  The meeting was called to order by President Chapman followed by the Flag salute. The chair read the meeting purpose, and that was followed by approval of the minutes of the previous meeting.





   It was M/S/C to seat the delegates. Marcella Trucks, AFSCME 948; Lynn Burow, SPEEA-IFPTE 2001; Steve Horn, AFT 1873 were sworn in as delegates.




  Sec. Treas. Sells reported on the October 14, 2009 Executive Board meeting. The Board met and added endorsements in a couple other offices, and adopted a calendar for 2010. COPE donations were discussed, and a donation was made to the Kids Night Out for Disney on Ice. He also mentioned meetings with the County Executive on apprenticeship utilization issues, the December 2nd Open House that starts at 5 PM at the Labor Temple, Marysville Firefighter live fire demonstration, and changes for next yearís Solidarity Day at the AquaSox. For those delegates interested in following activities, he has opened a Facebook page.




President Chapman handed the gavel over to Vice President Boschok and stepped down for a report


Organizing—IBEW 191, Darrell Chapman reported on large non-union electrical corporations coming into the area, and what the IBEW was working on to deal with it.


Contract Negotiations—No reports


Other Local Activity—Carpenters 562, Ed Triezenberg reported on a meeting with the County Executive regarding apprenticeship utilization and responsible bidder language being looked at for an ordinance. He thanked Travis Patterson of IBEW 191 for his work on it.




  Nominations for the following offices were opened. President, Trustees 1, 3, 4, 5. The following nominations were made:



  Nominations were closed by the chair, and a motion was made by Dan Christofferson, LIUNA 292, to cast a unanimous ballot. The Secretary-Treasurer noted that past practice has been to reopen nominations at the next meeting, and then vote. Patty Goins, AFSCME 1811CA requested a point of information as to whether a delegate needed to be present to accept a nomination, according to Roberts Rules of Order or the Constitution. Secretary Treasurer Sells stated that he did not believe it was required in the Constitution. After some discussion, Secretary-Treasurer Sells read the section of the Roberts Rules of Order regarding nominations and elections. While it did not state a delegate had to be present, it did say a motion to cast a unanimous ballot required a unanimous vote. The chair then ruled that nominations would be open at the next meeting as has been done in the past.




  Shannon Layer, UBC 562, Sisters in the Trades, reported on the November 21st and 22nd Disaster Response Training to be held at South Seattle Community College Duwamish Apprenticeship Campus.

  Jim Kenny, Candidate for Snohomish County Prosecutor, thanked the Council for its rating of well qualified for that position.

  Eric Wiseman, AFSCME 1020 reported on the fatal accident at Boeing in Kent. Details have yet to come out.

  Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, reported on his recent trip to Texas for his brotherís funeral, and the ease of travel in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area due to the investment in roads and light rail.

  Patty Goins, AFSCME 1811CA, thanked the Council for its support of the No-I-1033 campaign, and noted the work of AFSCME staff and members in manning the phone banks on it.

  Toni Bohan, SEIU 925, discussed the need for affiliates to be involved in the COPE process

  James Gillan, SPEEA-IFPTE 2001 reported on his recent uses of Community Transitís express busses in getting to a convention in Seattle. He also noted that at the convention a businessman from Atlanta felt that Boeing had bought a pig in a poke in its Charleston location. The infrastructure and necessary staffing is not there.

  Suzanne Moreau reported on activity to help the widow of the slain Seattle law enforcement officer. Building trades will be working on some building needs for her Marysville home. She noted it was raffle time for the annual holiday raffle, and gave an update in response to question on the status of the Executive Director position at the PSLA, noting that Nancy Holland-Young had resigned due to health reasons.

  Bob Rommel, SPEEA-IFPTE 2001 reported that the process for finding a new Puget Sound Labor Agency director is currently underway by the Board of Directors.

  Jason Redrup, IAM 751A, reported on work the local will be doing this weekend at Volunteers of America clearing out some shelving to help maximize storage area.



The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Gloria Parker


AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate

AFSCME 1811PA: Tim Geraghty

AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz, Marcy Trucks

AFSCME 1020: Eric Wiseman

AFSCME 2753: No Delegate

AFSCME 2964: No Delegate

AFT 772: Mike Sells

AFT 1873: Steven Horn

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183:

AWPPW 644: No Delegate

GCIU 767M: Rebecca Penney

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A:  Jason Redrup

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Jason Armstrong, Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231:

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, 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

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Bob Rommel, Kurt Schuetz, David Simpson

UBC 562: Guy Johnson, Ed Triezenberg

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Anna Bloomquist


Excused Absences

AFSCME 1811: James Trefry

AFSCME 1811CA: Terry VanWyck

IBEW 191: Leonard Kelley

SPEEA: Sandy Hastings



Jim Kenny, Candidate for County Prosecutor

Shannon Layer, UBC 562, Sisters in the Trades