12/17/15 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Michael Corey, Colleen Buanik, Marvin Sullivan, Shannon Pech, Ryan Cates, Luke Frederick, Mike Homer, James Hemshrot, Matt Stenger, Amanda Mathiowetz, Adam Castle, Sarah Dominoski, Brittany Phillips, Molly Kennedy, Justin Racek, Karla Herzberg, Cassy Riedel, Jeffrey Brunz, Connie Anderson, Elena Shevtsov, Nan Mosloski, Stacey Mueller, Thyron Was, Pam Zimmerman, Tammy Rausch, Dawn Draeger, Diane Samuelson, Codi Dvorak, Kelly Woelpern, Joel Frey, Pam Enter, Mary Scovill, Jean Sandland, Katie Endresen, Myrna Gag, Janet Trimbo, Sharon Nourie, Linda Vaske, Tom Keck, Kurt Crosby, Shawn Kennedy, Mark Fischer, Sheenah P, Elizabeth Nixon, Meta Millhone

1. Secretary’s Report: Motion to pass November’s minutes by Molly Kennedy, 2nd by Marvin Sullivan *Note from Secretary: For the past two years I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Secretary for Local 404. I hope to keep passing along as much information as possible from the meetings I attend for another two years! I think it is important for all members to feel like they were at these labor management meetings so I try to get every word in the minutes. I hope I get your vote in January! And a side note- I would love to get these minutes to you the next day but management has asked that I give them a week to review. I accept their grammar mistakes but not when they try to change what was said? – Amanda Mathiowetz

2. Treasurer-Connie Anderson: Report to come. STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson. Motion to accept by Molly Kennedy, 2nd by James Hemshrot. Motion passed.

3. Correspondence: • AFSCME Safe Staffing Conference is January 20th. We would like to get as many bodies as possible here. This will be at the Ramada Mall of America from 10am to 6pm. Lunch and per diem will be provided. If you are interested in attending please email Amanda Mathiowetz. You will need to have the day off. • There have been some problems uploading meeting minutes to the Local 404 website. Minutes from December have been emailed out. If you were missed please email Amanda Mathiowetz. We hope to have the minutes uploaded to the site ASAP.

4. New Business:

AFSCME Nominations, Voting locations TBA for January 21st: • 5 Chief Steward Nominations: Ryan Cates, Kurt Crosby, Luke Frederick, Eric Hesse, Mike Homer, Shannon Pech. All nominations accepted. • 3 Executive Board Nominations: Adam Castle, Marvin Sullivan, Tom Keck, James Hemshrot, Jamie Sheppard (not present but accepted), Stacey Mueller. All nominations accepted • Secretary Nominations: Amanda Mathiowetz, Nicki Buechner. Nominations accepted. • Treasurer Nominations: Connie Anderson. Connie is retiring but can occupy this position while paying full member dues. Nomination accepted and uncontested. • Vice President Steward Coordinator Nominations:  Moly Kennedy. Nomination accepted and uncontested. • Vice President Nominations: Matt Stenger. Nomination accepted and uncontested. • President Nominations: Tim Headlee, Jeff Miller (called in acception). Nominations accepted. • 3 Year Trustee Nominations: Kelly Woelpern. Nomination accepted and uncontested.

5. Old Business:

Nothing to report.

6. Items from the membership: • The 24 in 48 rule for inversing excluded 10 hour shifts. Why did this get left out? It came down to wording. Matt Stenger stated that we do have the notes available from contract negotiations if this gets abused.  We need an MOU or MOA. This has not been abused yet. We will not know how much of an effect the wording will be until there is more overtime. We will try to work on an MOU before it does affect anyone. • There is a supervisor on overnights for Nursing that is creating a hostile work environment. There are members who have reported this supervisor yelling, calling names, throwing things around, and not listening to staff. In order to file a hostile work environment everyone in the department needs to document. What is being done along with date and time needs to be cited. All of the info can then be compiled to make a formal complaint. This is all about participation. Christmas Party Drawing: Schmidt’s Meat Market Sausage Winners: Dawn Draeger Adam Castle Marvin Sullivan Matt Stenger Pam Zimmerman Linda Vaske Jeffrey Brunz Karla Herzberg Ryan Cates Tammy Rausch Sarah Domonoske Diane Samuelson

$20 Kwik Trip Gift Card Winners: Nicole Oachs Ben Reed Mary Scovill Jean Sandland Cassy Riedel Luke Frederick Pam Enter Kelly Woelpern Elizabeth Nixon Mark Stowell

$25 St. Peter Chamber Bucks Winners: Colleen Beranek Amanda Mathiowetz Kurt Crosby Katie Endresen Mark Menke Tony Hulke Nan Mosloske Janet Trimbo Brittany Phillips Thyron Wilby Mark Fischer Sharon Nourie Connie Anderson Nicki Buechner Molly Kennedy Anna Pfeiffer Thom Wilkins Paul Jirik Sheri Saltzer Cynthia Ekstam

$50 Gift Card to Family Fresh Winners: Stacey Mueller Elena Shevtsov Codi Dvorak Justin Racek Tom Keck Ben Jones

$100 Target Gift Card Winners: Mike Homer Joel Frey Meta Millhone Janelle Ringeisen

7. Officer Reports Presidents Report:

VP-Matt Stenger: 

VP- Molly Kennedy: We had MSOP joint meet and confer with Moose Lake local 1092 on December 10th in St. Paul.  It was quite a long meeting!  Some of the major topics discussed were running all AFSCME departments short, taking calls for clients when it is time sensitive material, and the new scheduling system.  Please see www.union404.com for the details of this meeting.  I would like to thank everyone that attended the Holiday Party I think it was a success.  I am also honored to be able to be in my position as Vice President Steward Coordinator for the next two years and if anyone would have suggestions on how to organize and strengthen our steward structure please feel free to contact me J

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and an excellent New Year! Molly Kennedy Vice President Steward Coordinator Local 404

Executive Board: Marvin Sullivan

Executive Board: Adam Castle

Executive Board: James Hemshrot I have been working on the upcoming vacation audit. This is an ongoing deal.

CS MSH/Transition: Ryan Cates I have been working on a few overtime and vacation grievances. Also, I have been helping members understand the new contract. You can find the new contract on the MMB & Local 404 site. There is still a chance that the legislator could veto the contract. Dayton would veto that if it were to happen. The contract would still be in effect and members would not need to pay back the back pay received.

CS CBHH / CARE & MSOP: Luke Frederick I had Meet & Confer for CBHH/CARE yesterday, December 16th. They are having similar staffing issues. We are trying to push for their part time workers to become full time or to offer full time positions to new hires. This would help with retention and getting people in the door. Staff there are being inversed all the time.

We are trying to get a different mediator for the small group I am involved with.

CS FACILITY SUPPORT: Mike Homer Currently I am working on some scheduling issues with HR and management for a few GMW’s and I have been sitting some investigations for MSOP. I had a scheduling issue in the Main Kitchen that was taken care of. CS Nursing Home: Eric Hesse

CS MSH / CRP / Nursing Nights: Shannon Pech I am continuing to meet with CRP in regards to the schedule. I am waiting to hear if and how many full time slots we can open up on CRP. I am anxious to get a new schedule through because there are too many open spots. I will be potentially meeting about this every week until it is completed.

I have two grievances on the table that are related to not calling down the overtime list properly.

Council 5 Field Representative Chris Hanson: AFSCME Strong is gaining speed and working to motivate members.  We are in need of more trainings to build a stronger group.   We need to get a training scheduled as soon as possible to help build member strength, and a communication structure to help move messages across the work sites.   We are going to be having all members re-sign union cards to reaffirm their commitment to  AFSCME as we brace ourselves for the Friedrichs vs CTA decision.  This will be incorporated into the AFSCME Strong training.  Work site actions have been discussed recently.  We need to plan  these actions and follow through.  Work place actions will be a successful tool to illustrate to members that we are stronger together. In solidarity, Chris Hanson Field Representative East region AFSCME Council 5 300 hardman ave South St Paul MN 55075 651-287-0557

Motion to adjourn meeting by Molly Kennedy at 5:16pm