Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of April 28, 2010


            The meeting was called to order at 6:11 PM by President Chapman. The flag salute and reading of the meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as handed out.





M/S/C to set the new delegate who was present. William Carroll, IAM 130 was sworn in.




Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on the recent COPE Screening Committee meetings and actions. There will be more Friday screenings. He also discussed the recent State Fed & CLC AFL/CIO Conference which emphasized action on the Wall Street reform bills and the jobs bill. There were workshops on grass roots advocacy, engaging young workers, new database tools and Working America.




Organizing—IBT 231, Leonard Kelley reported on a stalled organizing campaign in Mt. Vernon after their most vocal supporter was fired for her union activity. Charges are being filed.


Contract Negotiations—IBT 38, Janine Dibble stated that the local was in negotiations with area grocers. There will be a rally at noon on Thursday, May 6th at the 41st and Rucker Safeway. IBT 231, Leonard Kelley reported on negotiations at Twin City Foods, and a settlement a Draper Valley Farms that included wage increases of $1.50, 50 cents, 75 cents and 75 cents over the next four years. Workers also received improvements in their health and welfare.




Nominations were opened for delegates from the SCLC to the WSLC COPE Convention on May 15th. The following nominations were made:


M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot for the two delegates to the WSLC Convention.


Delegates voted on recommendations from the COPE Screening Committee and the following actions were taken to recommend to the Washington State Labor Council COPE Convention on May 15th:





Legislative Report--Rep. Mike Sells, 38th District, reported on the end of the session, the budget and revenue picture, as well as legislation he was able to get through. He reported on his work with Rep. Dunshee’s jobs bill. He was successful in getting funds for aerospace and nursing training put into the budget.  He also discussed the cuts faced by state employees and education.

Candidates--Senator Steve Hobbs, 44th District, asked the Council to consider support for his re-election. He noted his efforts to fight big insurance, and voting for family leave.

  Lillian Kauffer, Candidate for the State Senate, 44th District gave her family background. She is concerned about the impact of taxes on small business and the need to spread the risk on tax increases, not just protect the big interests.

  Luis Moscoso, Candidate for State Representative, 1st District noted his background in working for Labor through the ATU and WPEA. He thanked the Council for its recommendation.

  Jim Kenny, Candidate for Snohomish County Prosecutor gave his background in the King County Prosecutor’s office and noted he was an elected fire commissioner. He believes we need to be smarter on crime, and not go after medical marijuana.
  Larry Kalb, Candidate for US Congress, District 2, reported on his background and why he was running.

Delegate and organizational comments—Jackie Boschok, IAM 751F thanked Toni Bohan for her work on the afternoon’s Workers’ Memorial event held at the Snohomish County Courthouse/
  Toni Bohan, SEIU 925, reported that we had over 90 in attendance at the Worker’s Memorial this year. County Executive Reardon and Everett Mayor Stephanson read proclamations of support. A memorial brick was officially dedicated to Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, who was murdered in the line of duty. His wife Lisa and family, who reside in Marysville, were present to accept the honor. Toni also noted she would be retiring on November 30th.

  Rick Jurkovic, ATU 1576, reported that the Governor had signed the bill to place a non voting union member on transit boards.

  Darrell Chapman, IBEW 191, announced he would be seeking another term as a Second District Vice President of the Washington State Labor Council. He is the Chair of the Education, Training and Apprenticeship Committee.


Puget Sound Labor Agency—Suzanne Moreau reported on the upcoming Letter Carriers Food Drive. The bags will be out soon, and volunteers to unload the trucks will be needed. The pick-up day is May 8th. Help was also needed in unloading the bags on Thursday, April 29th. She thanked Travis Patterson, IBEW 191 and the Laborers for their help with improvements to the Brenton home.


  Jim Smith, LIUNA retired, plugged the KSER Radio Labor Journal on 90.7 FM


  Lillian Kauffer, Candidate expressed her concern with recent privatization efforts at the state level and Sec. Treas. Sells followed with information on letter sent to the Governor asking for veto of a section of the budget dealing with privatizing 20 stores.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Gloria Parker


AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


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: Christine Brydges, Rick Jurkovic

AWPPW 183:

AWPPW 644: No Delegate

GCIU 767M:

IAFF 46:

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130: William Carroll, David Volkmann

IAM 751A: Jason Redrup, Brent Sanchez, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Grace Holland

IATSE 15: John Lammon

IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson

IBT 38: Janine Dibble, Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey,

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate


IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott

NALC 791:


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:


Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate


SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Lynn Burow, Sandy Hastings, James Gillan, Chris Glenn, Bob Rommel, David Simpson

UBC 562: Guy Johnson

UFCW 44: No Delegate

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA: Anna Bloomquist, Rennie Sawade


Excused Absences





AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Terry VanWyck

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie

NALC 791: Bob James

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg



Sharon Abreu, Kalb for Congress

Steve Hobbs, Candidate 44th Dist. Senator

Larry Kalb, Kalb for Congress

Lillian Kaufer, Candidate 44th Dist. Senator

Jim Kenny, Candidate for County Proscecutor

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Luis Moscoso, Candidate for 1st Dist. House

Jim Smith, LIUNA 292 Retired