11/21/13 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Molly Kennedy, James Hemshrot, John Knobbe, Eric Hesse, Chuck Carlson, Deb Burger, Erin Wiederich, Shannon Pech, Luke Frederick, Jamie Sheppard

1.Secretaries Report: October 2013 meeting minutes- Additions or Corrections? Motion to accept subject to review by

2. Treasurer-Connie Anderson: STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING Oct 2013 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 70993.33 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 5613.01 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 9140.08 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ 67466.26 SUBMITTED BY: _______CONNIE ANDERSON_____ Accepted subject to audit motion by.

3, Correspondence Review a). Nominations for Units 4 and 6 b) Lobby at the Capital February 25th – 28th. Let Chuck Carlson know if you are interested. c) SEPC Spring Conference is April 11, 2014 d) Contract Training. Motion to accept contract training and pay usual expenses. Second by Luke Frederick.

4. New Business: a) Federal Shutdown M.O.U. Vote to accept then second by Erin Weiderich b) c)

5. Old Business: a) Communications Project will be put out in the minutes b) MAT team – Usual expenses and up to 6 people. Second by Luke Frederick 6. Items from the membership:

7. Officer Reports Presidents Report: Chuck Carlson FHN Vacation Availability Forensic Division Safety Meeting DHS Restraint and Seclusion Committee Forensic Division M&C

VP-John Knobbe: “

VP- Molly Kennedy This month we had MSOP Joint Meet and Confer with Moose Lake Local 1092 on November 14th at the Council 5 Office. We spoke about SC/SCL’s not having access to client charts anymore. We explained that for security reasons we would need to see some of the information in the charts to take people out of the facility. Our position was we should have access to criminal history, perpetrators, triggers and history of elopement. We suggested as a group that, that information be put on Phoenix. Management said they would speak more with HIMS and see if we could do this. We will revisit this in January to see if there is movement on this. We also requested an extra vacation spot on all watches but senior management says that we don’t fill all the spots available now and that maybe after Shantz is opened we can revisit this. Please see www.union404.com for the full version of the meeting minutes.

CS MSH/Transition: Ryan Cates Grievance Report

CS-AMH/CARE: Matt Stenger.

CS – Facilities and Forensic Nursing Home: Homer/Stenger Mike Homer: Forensic Nursing Home was having outside resources coming in to look at scheduling needs to see if they can offer more vacation spots. Had a meeting with the Main Kitchen about scheduling intermittent employees. Won a grievance for overtime on a call in situation Matt Stenger: Met with CARE along with Chuck Carlson at the beginning of the month to address the issues of implementing metal detection and pat downs without proper training. They said they will be getting someone from MSH to come over and do the training with staff. CARE implemented 30 minute checks without upping the number of staff. This practice has been discontinued. In the future they will increase the staffing numbers if the need comes up again. Brought up the issue of a fence to go around the court yard. At this time they do not have the funding but are trying to get it approved. They have also stated that during the winter months staff can monitor clients having smoke breaks in the court yard through the window. One of the new stewards filed and presented their first grievance. Congragulations on the result.

Council 5 Field Representative Scott Grefe: a) Office of the inspector General will be enhancing background checks. This will include finger prints, a photo ID, and a Social Security Number. b) A meeting of DHS Policy Committee President and Cambridge

Meeting adjourned at 11:40 p.m.