10/20/16 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Adam Castle, Kurt Crosby, Tim Headlee, Matt Stenger, Molly Kennedy, James Hemshrot, Ryan Cates, Kelly Woelpern, Marvin Sullivan, Antonino Guerrero, Jeff Bruns, Gus Growe, Luke Frederick

1. Secretary’s Report: Presentation by Russ Wille on new housing development. Handouts given. More info can be found at City of St. Peter website or Traversegreen.com Jack Consodine-Rep from Mankato and Eagle Lake. Asking for re election.  Also the week of October 28th daily calling people whom already agree with our mission but who do not go out and vote.  Basically a reminder phone call to come out and vote. Call Jack Consodine if you would like to participate. Please commit to one 3 hour shift. 507-340-4509. Nick Frentz-DFL nominee for district 19. Nick Frentz phone number if you would like to do door knocking or phone banking. 507-382-5234

2. Treasurer-Antonino Guerrero: STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING September 2016 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 44246.94 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 5415.95 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 9389.57 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $40273.32 SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson Motion to accept by Tim Headlee, 2nd by Hemshrot

3. Correspondence: Accepting names for negotiation committee for up to 3 weeks.  Email Tim Headlee if interested. See MSH Meeting minutes. http://laborweb.afscme.org/sites/MN_C_5/local404?action=article&articlei...  AFSCME is fighting for what we want as titles not what management want.  Management is open to our suggestions. Send any suggestions to Tim Headlee. See MSOP Meeting Minutes http://laborweb.afscme.org/sites/MN_C_5/local404?action=article&articlei...

4. New Business: Need general membership vote for MOU for 24 in 48 rule. Exclusively left out 10 hour shifts.  Causing people to be inversed. Now includes 10 hour shifts to be 26 in 48 hour period. Cannot be forced to do more but you can volunteer. Vote taken at meeting. 11 Attendees: Vote For-12      Against-0

5. Old Business:

6. Items from the membership: Molly Kennedy would like vote to reimburse Shawn Kennedy 100 dollars for his work distributing sweatshirts to the membersip. 2nd by Kurt Crosby. Motion passed. HST feels as though they are starting from beginning with the new supplemental.  Reason is so outsiders cannot come in and take the days off.  Class seniority versus State Seniority. Top of pay scale is now higher. Keeping state seniority goes by state seniority except for bidding.  3rd round bidding is abundant right now which will allow for staff to bid.

7. Officer Reports

Presidents Report-Tim Headlee: Assisting with flyer drops. Working with CRP on grievances.  Assisting with different working titles.  Investigations.  Focused on ETL and workplace relations. Pushing working with MSOP as being more treatment than corrections.

VP-Matt Stenger: Looking for ideas for job titles.  Ideas are welcome.  We need to come up with something that does not have an equivalent on the outside that legislators and the public will look at and think we are overpaid.

VP- Eric Hesse: We have a Steward Training set up for Friday, November 18th that I’m excited for. I’m prepping a lot of stuff that I think will help people get a better understanding of some of the stuff stewards do. I encourage anyone that is seeking to get more involved in our union to try to make it to the class. On the MSOP front, we’re dealing with the on-going issue of staff shortages and pulling from one area to cover another. We are still trying to get management to commit to a set minimum amount of staff they need each shift. I’m still working on the issues in the HIMS Department. For more details, please see the MSOP Meet and Confer meeting minutes. On the grievance front, I’ve filed five step 3 grievances regarding various disciplines. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. In solidarity, Eric Hesse

Executive Board: Ryan Cates Working on grievances.  Overtime, non certs, step increases

Executive Board: Luke Frederick Investigations, meet and confer next Friday at CBHH

Executive Board: James Hemshrot Investigations, grievances, won a non cert.  Collecting ideas for job titles.

Executive Board: Molly Kennedy

Kurt Crosby: Working on the MOU. Anyone who has not received a sweatshirt from MSH nights and CRP contact Kurt with color, size and type if you signed up but have not received yours. I had several meetings with management and filled out 3 grievance’s


CS MSH / CRP / Nursing Nights: Jeff Brunz Working with CRP issues

Motion to adjourn by Tim Headlee, 2nd by Matt Stenger.