Snohomish County Labor Council

Minutes of the Meeting of July 28, 2010


The meeting was called to order by Vice President Boschok. Toni Bohan, SEIU 925 was appointed to fill the Vice Presidentís Chair. Don Shove, IAM 751A was appointed to serve as the Sgt. At Arms. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting were held in abeyance due to a copy machine malfunction. The meeting purpose was read.





M/S/C to set the new delegates who were present. Julie Johnson, AFSCME 948; Paul Gagnon, IAFF 46 and Christopher Reed, IBEW 77 were sworn in.




  Stephanie Wright, Candidate for appointment to vacant County Council seat in District 3 spoke and give her background as a City Councilwoman in Lynnwood and as a teacher in the Northshore School District where she was active in her union, the Northshore Education Association.


  Joan Weiss, CTC Labor Liaison/SEED Program, discussed grants around training for energy efficiency. She will be working with several community colleges, and the Snohomish County Workforce Development to partner on the grant. Her job will be to make sure Labor is active in the partnership.




  Secretary-Treasurer Sells noted that Solidarity Night at the Everett AquaSox is August 4th this year. Tickets were available. Labor/Neighbor will commence again this Sunday, August 1st at 1 PM and delegates were encouraged to sign up. He also discussed the anti-union attitude of the Seattle Times editorial board that refused to endorse Luis Moscoso in the 1st Legislative District because he had worked for a union. Delegates were encouraged to send a message to the Times board by showing up at a July 29th fundraiser for Luis.




Organizing Reports – None

Contract Negotiations – None


Other Local Activity -- Brent Sanchez, IAM 751A invited delegates to the August 14th 10 AM to 3 PM Car Show at the Everett Machinists Hall on Airport Way. Proceeds will go to benefit Guide Dogs of America.




  It was M/S/C to support Stephanie Wright for appointment to fill the Snohomish County Council, District 3 vacancy.




  Mike Warren, Alliance of Retired Americans invited delegates to a state convention to celebrate Social Security and Medicare and help build local retiree groups. It will be September 29th at the 751 Hall in Seattle.
  Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency, thanked John Lovick for his work on the eveningís Turkey Fry to help raise funds for the PSLA. A little over $2,400 were raised. Also thanked were Jackie Boschok, Toni Bohan and Bob James for their help in putting the event on. She asked for volunteers to help with the PSLA raffle at the Solidarity Night game. Delegates were invited to the September 8th United Way, Spirit of Snohomish County event, as well as a number of other events coming up in September and October.

  Jim Smith, promoted the KSER Radio Labor Journal, and noted he would be taping the Washington State Labor Council Convention for the program.

  Lillian Kauffer, Candidate for the 44th District Senate seat, thanked the Council and read a letter of thanks for support for her campaign.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:36 PM


Respectfully submitted,



Mike Sells, Secretary-Treasurer





AFSCME 109S: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811: James Trefry


AFSCME 1811CA: Patty Goins


AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate


AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate

AFSCME 881: No Delegate

AFSCME 948: Julie Johnson

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: Paul Gagnon

IAFF 1984: No Delegate

IAFF 2694: No Delegate

IAM 130:

IAM 751A: Brent Sanchez, Don Shove

IAM 751C:

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boshok


IBEW 46:

IBEW 77: John Cunningham, Chris Reed

IBEW 89:

IBEW 191:

IBT 38: Janine Dibble

IBT 174:

IBT 231:

IBT 763:

IBU/ ILWU: Robin Ramsey, David McKenzie

IFPTE 17: Geoffrey Crofoot

ILWU 32:

IUOE 302: No Delegate


IW 86:

LIUNA 292: Dan Christofferson, Doug Scott

NALC 791: Bob James


OPEIU 277:

Pac NW Newspaper Guild:

PASS: Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate


SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SEIU 1199NW:

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: James Gillan

UBC 562: Guy Johnson

UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate

UniteHere: No Delegate

Wash Tech / CWA:


Excused Absences

AFSCME 1811CA: Gloria Parker, Terry VanWyck

AFSCME 948: Randy Kurtz

IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman

IBT 38: Rick Olson

IBT 231: Leonard Kelley

LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn

SPEEA: Bob Rommel

UBC 562: Ed Triezenberg




Victor C. Harris, Snohomish County Democrats

Lillian Kaufer, Candidate for 44th District Senate

Jim Kenny, Candidate for Snohomish County Proscecutor

Tom McConnell, IATSE 15

Mike Warren, Retired AFSCME

Stephanie Wright, NSEA