2/11/10 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Jill Gorman, Greg Naumann, Jamie Sheppard, Kelly Woelpern, Erin Granberg, Paul Schwichtenberg, John Knobbe, Connie Anderson, Molly Kennedy, Chuck Carlson, John Collins, Ann Sullivan, Matt Stenger, Kevin Graves, Gary Janzen, Rich Delestre, Jonas Thompson, Cory Stadick, Britta Higginbotham 

Greet Membership
1.Secretaries Report:--Jan meeting minutes- Additions or Corrections? Motion to accept by Molly Kennedy & second by Connie Anderson, then carried.
Correspondence Review (See File)
1. Council 5 Job Posting – Field Rep
2. DOTH Update
3. Council 5 Scholarships
4. Training Reminder – Steward and Treasurer Training
5. AFL-CIO Retiree Council Fundraiser
6. Nellie Jones Scholarship Fundraiser
7. 404 Social Fund Statement – Jan 2010
8. Jan 2010 404 Per Cap and PEOPLE reports
Motion to accept by Connie, second by Molly.
2.Presidents Report:
• FD M&C today- please see notes.
• CBHH Meetings- please see notes.
• Precinct Caucus- John Collins and Chuck attended the Nicollet County Convention Saturday.
3.Old Business:
• Day on the Hill- 17 people going. They will be transported by bus and paid per diem.
• March Lobbying Dates- March 22-26. John Collins and Chuck will be there the 22nd-26th and John Knobbe the 23rd-26th lobbying DHS issues. We are looking for volunteers to attend. A motion was made for per diem and mileage by John Knobbe and second by Paul Schwichtenberg- then carried.
4.New Business
• DOTH Expense Authorization.
5.Items from the membership:
• 5% exercise concern. This is about more than just your work group. Pertinent ideas can be sent to Larry TeBrake.
• .8 CPS positions changed to FT. When are they going to be posted? They were posted and appointed to the successful bidder by seniority.
Officers Reports:
VP-John Knobbe: “Thanks everyone who cast a ballot last month. 251 members voted. I’m proud to be a member of this E-Board.
On 1-21 we had M&C for MSOP & later that day @ CARE.
On 1-23 Chuck, Connie, and I went to a progressive dues training. Watch for more info, but the way it looks this will lead to a lower dues rate for about 65% of our members.
I went to one of the Quality Org. Review meetings and did get to speak my mind. Yesterday we met in Rochester for our members @ that CBHH. Everyone remember Day on the Hill is next Wed. 2-17-10.
I have had a slow month for grievances, but sat multiple investigations. Will keep track of where any of these go.
In Solidarity
W. John Knobbe VP”
VP- Molly Kennedy: “We have MSOP meet and confer next Thursday and it will be at the council 5 office in St. Paul with Moose Lake's E-board and Management as well as St. Peter's.
Some of the items that will be discussed will be the amount of SNV given out, having the ability for the 12-8:30 shift to call for SNV before the start of their shift, cross training with the ability to mutual and the ability to see all the unit schedules and having the schedule be set up by pay periods.

I have been speaking with Gary about the ability for the 12-8:30 pm to call in before they have to show up and he said that he would look into it. I have also been speaking with Tim about some schedule issues and he really encourages people to let him know when your schedule doesn't look right. The sooner you catch it the sooner it can be fixed.”
Treasurer-Connie Anderson: Motion to accept subject to audit, by John Knobbe, with a second by Molly and carried.
CS MSH/Transition: John Collins: “I encourage everyone to use the Employee Assistance Program resources. Phone number should be displayed in your work area, if not you can find it on website or through HR. Call the number, tell them you are experiencing work related stress and they will set up an appointment for you. If needed, the first three are free.”
CS-AMH/CARE: Kevin Graves: Kevin will be taking over for Sam Arneson. He will also attend MSOP M&C. Presented 2 grievances at Rochester CBHH.
CS- NOCs/ Forensic Nursing Home: Jeremy Tubbs: Excused- out on union leave.
CS – Facilities Support : Jill Gorman: Looking into a 10 day suspension (including a holiday) in the kitchen. Also working on a suspension in FNH.
CS – MSOP : Matt Stenger: Working on mutuals- why are some mutuals approved and others are not?
EB-Steaed Doehring: Excused
EB-Greg Naumann: Having a hard time tracking bidding- will continue to work with Becky Braun.
EB- Eric Ridout: Excused.

Good and Welfare:
Sandi Blaschko, Mike Landkamer, Shad Coyour, Katie Trimbo, Nan Bakken , Joe Biehn, Dan Quiram, Mike Card.
CLU delegate report:
Kevin Brady, Chuck, and John Collins attended.
Council 5 Field Representative Scott Griefe: Day on the Hill overview: We need to start preparing for elections in November. We need a new contract! New politics=new contract.
Message to Members:
Get to you county caucuses!
Drawing for door prizes: Gary Janzen, Molly Kennedy, Rich Delestre, Kelly Woelpern
Progressive Drawing: $400. Must be present to win!
Steve Maas- not present.
Adjourned at 5:03p.m.