Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO
May 25, 2016
The meeting was called to order at 6:01PM by President Jason Redrup, IAM 751F. The Pledge of Allegiance followed and the President’s Message was read.
Present were Regina Fountain and Denise Strike from IAM 751F.
A motion and second were made to have the delegates seated and they were sworn in.
Rico Tessandore, candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court, Pos.3. Rico stated that he’s been endorsed by the three legislators of the 38th Legislative District and County Councilman Dunshee. He worked for 10 years in the prosecutor’s office, and then did civil defense work for 10 years. Rico stated that the Judicial Code of Conduct prevents him from talking about his political beliefs but his record speaks for itself. He believes that the law must be fair to all, not just the privileged and rich, and must be applied evenly across the board. He asked for the Labor Council’s endorsement.
Gordy Sibley, candidate for PUD Commissioner, Third District. Gordy stated he’s worked as a mechanic for 28 years. He’s been a union member and shop steward. He added he was raised in Snohomish. He stated he hopes he can bring common sense to the utilities board. Jake Morgan, IBEW 77, told the delegates that he asked Gordy to come and speak adding that his union supports Gordy.
Hans Dunshee, candidate for Snohomish County Council, District 5. Hans commented that it is good to be home and that he was here to ask for an endorsement. He said the Labor Council didn’t “divorce him” in 20 years in the Legislature and he appreciates it. He also said is going to be nice to be working with a smaller group with a higher potential to accomplish things. Hans concluded by saying he would love our endorsement.
A five-minute break was taken so the delegates had an opportunity to speak to the guests.
Secretary-Treasurer Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported that there was a need for volunteers to work at Trade Up on June 2nd at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
He also reported that there was a need for volunteers to work the labor booth July 9th and 10th at the Millcreek Festival. Sign –up sheets were passed around for both events.
Secretary-Treasurer Kelley talked about the upcoming deadline for gathering signatures for Initiative 1433. June 4th is being designated as a day for labor volunteers to collect signatures.
Teresa Johnson, IBEW 89, reported on the ongoing campaign to organize Comcast.
Les Mullen, IAM 751A, reported on negotiations with Triumph in Spokane that are currently at a standstill.
Sue O’Connor, OPEIU 8, reported they had signed a three-year agreement with Providence Hospital.
A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Marco Liias for State Treasurer. The vote was taken and
A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Hans Dunshee for Snohomish County Council, District 5. The vote was taken and passed unanimously.
A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Rhonda Metcalf for State Representative, 39th District, Pos. 2. The vote was taken and passed unanimously.
A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Jeff Sprung for State Auditor. The vote was taken and passed unanimously.
A recommendation to the body from the Executive Board that comes with a motion and a second to endorse Chris Reykdal for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The vote was taken and passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:48PM.
Leonard Kelley, Secretary-Treasurer
AFSCME 109: Polagaya McLaughlin
AFSCME 109S: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811C: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811CA: Ellen Powell
AFSCME 1811JPD: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811JS: No Delegate
AFSCME 1811S: No Delegate
AFSCME 435: No Delegate
AFSCME 881: No Delegate
AFSCME 948: John Randolph
AFSCME 2753: No Delegate
AFSCME 2964: No Delegate
APWU 484: No Delegate
ATU 1576: John Sainz
IAFF 1984: No Delegate
IAFF 2694: No Delegate
IAFF 3916: No Delegate
IAM 130: Ron Harrell
IAM 751A: Spencer Burris, Brian Butler, Joel Hetland, Lester Mullen, Jason Redrup
IAM 751C: Michael Hill
IAM 751E: Ron Bradley
IAM 751F: Greg Campos, Regina Fountain, Denise Strike
IATSE 15: Tom McConnell
IBEW 46: James DeCaro
IBEW 77: Jacob Morgan, Jackie Rae
IBEW 89: Teresa Johnson, Karen Tegard
IBEW 191: Kenneth Frey, Darrel McLaughlin
IBT 117: Michael Boe
IBT 174: No Delegate
IBT 763: No Delegate
IUOE 302: Al Cummins, Rick Cunningham
IUPAT DC 5:
IW 86: No Delegate
LIUNA 292: Chris Glenn, Doug Scott, Jim Smith
NALC 791: Bob James
OPEIU 8: Sue O’Connor-Prillman
Plumbers and Pipefitters 26: No Delegate
PTE 17: Kathy Pierson
SEIU 6: No Delegate
SEIU 925: No Delegate
SEIU 1199NW: No Delegate
SPEEA: Lynn Burow, James Gillan, Susanne Murphy
UFCW 141, USNU: No Delegate
UniteHere: No Delegate
Wash Tech / CWA:
ATU 1576: Danielle Julien
NALC 791: Chris Kelly
OPEIU 8: Phyllis Naiad
SPEEA: Sandy Hastings, David Simpson
Wash Tech / CWA: Charlene Rawson, Ed Triezenberg, Betty Welsh
Hans Dunshee, Snohomish County Council
Ryan Johnson, Teamsters 38
Rico Tessandore, Candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court
Cassandra Lopez de Arriaga, Attorney
Gordy Sibley, Candidate for Snohomish County PUD Commissioner