Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of June 23, 2010


  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Vice President Boschok as President Darrell Chapman was on vacation. Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 was appointed to serve in the Vice President’s chair. The flag salute and reading of meeting purpose followed. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed and handed out.




  Mark Roe, Candidate for Snohomish County Prosecutor spoke about his background in the Prosecutor’s office and noted he was the unanimous choice of law enforcement. He also has the backing of the Prosecutor’s union, AFSCME 1811PA, Laborers and Machinists.  He discussed his relationships with employee unions and working them as part of how he operates. He thanked the Council for its rating of well qualified.

  Bill Phillips, Snohomish County Democratic Party Chair invited delegates to their auction being held downstairs after the meeting.





M/S/C to seat the new delegates who were present. Chris Glenn, Laborers 292, was sworn in.




  Sec. Treas. Sells reported that the COPE Committee met and made two motions for recommendations of endorsement to the State Labor Council pending recommendations from two affiliates. We are currently awaiting those recommendations from affiliates before bringing the motions to the floor.

  He also reported on the on-going work being done by ATU 1576 and Machinists with County Councilman Dave Gossett to come to agreement on implementation of the non-voting employee representative on the Community Transit Board.




Organizing – No reports


Contract Negotiations – Laborers 292, Dan Christofferson reported that their negotiations were currently on hold until the Carpenters and Operating Engineers ratify their contract.

  SPEEA, Bob Rommel reported that their 45 members at Triumph in Spokane would be voting on a new agreement.

  IAM 751A, Jason Redrup noted that the Machinists had a very successful negotiations at Triumph in Spokane. They will have a 3 year agreement. He reported that negotiations are going on in St. Louis with Boeing, which they are watching carefully. The Puget Sound contracts are the last two to maintain pension benefits for new hires, and that has been a contentious issue in the past, along with efforts by the company to get them to give up retiree medical.

  AFSCME 948, Randy Kurtz stated that there is a possible state employee furlough day on July 12, due to Senate Bill 6503. As a result, there may be picketing at a number of state offices as they would just as soon be working.

  Laborers 292, Chris Glenn reported on informational picketing at Puget Sound Energy because of their use of Barnard Construction Company for the $100 million Snoqualmie Falls project. He said that job applications were filed with Barnard from local area workers and no one was hired. Barnard, an out of state company, is using out-of-state workers. He asked delegates to contact CEO Steve Reynolds at 425-462-3842 to tell him that local ratepayers need local jobs.




  Nominations were opened for three Washington State Labor Council Convention delegates from the Snohomish County Labor Council. The following individuals were nominated:


Jason Redrup, IAM 751A

Leonard Kelley, IBT 231

Mike Sells, EEA/UTE 772


  Nominations were closed at it was M/S/C to cast a unanimous ballot.




  Toni Bohan reported on COPE Screening Committee activity.

  Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted that two candidates were in the audience who spoke to us last month and introduced them: Eleanor Walters, 39th District candidate for House of Representatives and Jim Kenney, Snohomish County Prosecutor candidate

  Michele Pin, Luis Moscoso for State House, 1st District, Campaign Manager, spoke on behalf of Luis. She gave his Labor background and invited delegates to participate in his campaign

  Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency gave an update on Operation Shortfall and the partnering with 211. She reported that 211 had identified 108 union member calls for emergency service over the past year. Operation Shortfall has helped 55 union families. She talked about the Day of Caring event from last September when the KSER Warehouse was cleaned. She reported on the upcoming books and backpacks for children that Boeing employees and the PSLA are working on. She talked about the “Stuff the Bus” activity of the Everett Public Schools Foundation.

  Jim Smith, Laborers 292 retired, gave an update on the KSER Radio Labor Journal and noted the program on labor done by Ross Rieder and Bill Johnston from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM the First Monday of the month. The Radio Labor Journal will be playing a speech from Rich Trumka from the Young Workers Conference.

  Bob Rommel, SPEEA, asked about Solidarity Day at the Aquasox tickets and Sec. Treas. Sells noted are available in the office. He mentioned SPEEA staff visiting the field and noting the SCLC and Electrical Workers signs up in the outfield.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811: James Trefry




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: Steven Horn

APWU 484: No Delegate

ATU 883: Keith Jacobson

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

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok, Grace Holland


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77:

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191: 

IBT 38: Rick Olson

IBT 174:

IBT 231:

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: David McKenzie

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate


IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Chris Glenn, 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, Sandy Hastings, James Gillan, Bob Rommel

UBC 562: Guy Johnson

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:


Excused Absences

AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins, Terry VanWyck

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

IBT 763: Leonard Kelley

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg

Wash Tech / CWA: Rennie Sawade



Jim Kenny, Candidate County Prosecutor

Tom McConnell, IATSE 15

Suzanne Moreau, PSLA

Mark Roe, Snohomish County Prosecutor

Jim Smith, Radio Labor Journal

Eleanor Walters, Candidate 39th District