5/10/12 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Andrew Jones, Ann Sullivan, Kevin Graves, W. John Knobbe, Connie Anderson, Chuck Carlson, Matt Stenger, Adam Castle, Molly Kennedy, Shawn Kennedy, Linda Vogele-Allore, Jill Gatzke, Kelly Woelpern  

Greet Membership

Secretaries Report: April 2012 meeting minutes - additions or corrections? Motion to accept subject to review by: Ann Sullivan and second by Connie Anderson then carried.  

Treasurer - Connie Anderson: STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING April 2012 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 57073.93 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 5444.72 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 12678.23 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ 49840.42 SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson Accepted subject to audit motion by: Molly Kennedy and second by Ann Sullivan then carried.  

Presidents Report: a) FD M&C - Minutes will be posted - Any questions, please see Chuck Carlson or John Knobbe b) CBHH/CARE Meeting – Kevin Graves will report c) Forensic Division Joint Labor Management – cancelled and rescheduled June 6th d) MSOP Meet & Confer – Any questions please see Molly Kennedy e) Meeting with Nurse Administrator and HR May 10th – Discussion on work rules and contract enforcement in regards to CRP. f) President’s Meeting g) SEPC May 4th - 8 attended. h) Steward meeting  

Officers Reports:

VP - John Knobbe: Last month we voted on accept or reject and arbitrate on the states last offer. 98% of voted to reject. Since then we have met 4 days in an attempt to reach a agreement. At 11:30pm last night (5-9) the state walked away from the table. AFSCME has offered to meet again if the state is willing, or to go to the mediated arbitration scheduled for the end of the month. This is under a “black out” per the mediation. At the SEPC, a motion was made to keep the same master assembly and team into the next contract as the current negotiations or arbitration will not be able to be ratified until January 2013. The locals will be able to fill any vacancies in their assemblies. If a voluntary agreement is reached it will go out to member vote. If it is an arbitration agreement, it will only go to legislation to be ratified. Volunteers for the vote in Wisconsin are needed and if you can give any of your time, call Council 5. A new VMO opportunity in July (9th-15th) is opening up to organize, Mental Health Adult Foster Care workers in the South Metro area. If interested contact me. As more info is available, reports will follow. In Solidarity, W. John Knobbe  

VP - Molly Kennedy: In MSOP this month there has been 4 investigations. On the agenda this month for MSOP we will be discussing various items with 1092 Moose Lake’s local. Please go to www.union404.com for all meeting minutes. We had a steward meeting tonight and some of the items discussed were the grievance and investigation procedure, PEOPLE contributions, having a membership drive and what the state had proposed our contract should look like. Local 404 is having Judy Carlson come to St. Peter to teach contract training Tue, July 24th. If you are interested in attending please contact me so I can get you signed up. The 4th of July is soon approaching and AFSCME local 404 is going to have a float in the St. Peter parade. Please contact me if you would like to be in the parade representing AFSCME!!! Members are encouraged to bring kids to this event!!! In solidarity, Molly Kennedy Vice President Steward Coordinator

CS - MSH/CRP: Tim Headlee: Nothing to Report

CS - AMH/CARE: Kevin Graves: Nothing to Report

CS – Facilities and Forensic Nursing Home: Jeremy Tubbs: Nothing to Report

CS – MSOP: Matt Stenger: Nothing to Report

CS – Transition and NOCS: Shannon Pech: Nothing to Report EB - John Collins: Nothing to Report EB – Adam Castle: Nothing to Report EB – Ann Sullivan: Nothing to Report  

Items from the membership:

Old Business: a) AFSCME International Convention
New Business:

1) A motion was made by John Knobbe for local 404 to donate $4040 to “We are Wisconsin” Andrew Jones second and then carried. 2) Donation to WWS AFSCME – John Knobbe made a motion to pay for union dues for the 1st year of local 404 retirees. Molly Kennedy second and then carried. 3) Trip to Mendota health Institute 4) Minnesota AFSCME Local 404 does hereby endorse the One AFSCME ticket of Danny Donohue for President and Alice Goff for Secretary-Treasurer. Additionally, we authorize the One AFSCME ticket to publish the name and/or Local number on literature and/or on the website www.ONEAFSCME.com as a Local supporting the Donohue/Goff ticket.

CLU delegate report - Running for SE Area AFL-CIO Labor Union President – election on May 2nd.  

Social Committee: Starting the organization for the 4th of July AFSCME float in the parade.   

Council 5 Field Representative Scott Grefe: Wear your AFSCME green on Wednesday’s to show solidarity. House & Senate have adjourned now that Vikings stadium bill was passed. “Right to Work” for less DID NOT make it as a constitutional amendment!!

Good and Welfare: Jesse Miller, Jake Cottew, Tom Eustice, Mike Keech, Marvin Vega, Roarke Engelhardt, John Collins, Brian Woeller, Josh Stencel, Shawn Kennedy, Jeremie Goettlicher Door Prizes: Quarterly door prize: Jill Gatzke, Kelly Woelpern, and Kevin Graves
Meeting adjourned at 11:20 p.m.