8/15/13 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Ryan Cates, Molly Kennedy, Sam Arneson, Scott, Grefe, Andrew Jones, John Knobbe, Connie Anderson, Kelly Woelpern, Linda Allore, Jamie Sheppard, Luke Frederick, Thad Ehlenfeldt, Ponce Gonzales, Jessy Doerr, and Marlowe Grau

I. Call to order @10:30 pm

II. Introduction of Officers

III. Secretary Jones - Approval of minutes from last meeting – Sam Arneson and seconded by Molly Kennedy

IV. Correspondence a) AFSCME Convention – Duluth October 3-5th. Open for 26 members to attend. Email Connie Anderson if interested. b) Steward training is booked for next week – Aug 21st c) d)

V. Local 404 New Business a) b) c)

VI. Officer reports

A) Presidents report Forensic Divisions Labor Management was earlier today. Talked about the creation of the Workman’s Comp Committee and getting the ball rolling. Also discussed to amount of vacation slots granted per unit with new roll out. Talked about the lead list being available for public viewing. Management is going to discuss and get back to us. Current investigation being done by DHS, pertaining to the patient that was dropped off in Minneapolis. Management assured us that no AFSCME staff are being investigated for misconduct here.

1) Joint Forensic Division Labor Management Meeting – No Meeting

2) Forensic Division Labor Management Meeting – see meeting minutes

3) CBHH Labor Management Meeting – No Meeting

4) MSOP Labor Management Meeting – No Meeting

5) CARE Labor Management Meeting – No Meeting

B) Vice President Knobbe Been in many meetings about grievances, agreements, an arguments. The state contract passed with 94% of the membership voting to accept. Met with the kitchen supervisor over scheduling intermittent staff, and came to an agreement on contractual ways to write their schedule. Chuck and I have been attending scheduling meetings frequently with management, and with that vacation problems seem to be easing slightly. Many labor relations issues were brought to the labor/management meeting today, and hope to hear some response soon. In Solidarity, John Knobbe

6) Vice President/Steward Coordinator Kennedy MSOP Labor/Management was cancelled this month. Some of the issues being discussed currently are CPS outings with 1 Security Counselor. Outings are being approved for1 SC to escort clients to peer support or family members houses in the community. Also seeing units running with 1 SC for a significant part of the shift. This seems to be happening when overtime is needed. Looking forward to steward training next week.

7) Treasurer Anderson STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING: July 2013 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 45578.13 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 10950.97 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 4277.79 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ 52251.31 SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson Accepted subject to audit motion by: John Knobbe and seconded by Andy Jones

8) Chief Steward Cates – Have been dealing with a lot of grievances lately. Have 7 1st steps in right now.

8) Chief Steward Stenger – Not Present

9) Chief Steward Pech – Not Present

10)Executive Board – Hemshrot K) Executive Board – Castle – Not Present

11) Executive Board – Sullivan – Not Present VII. Items from the Membership VIII. CLU delegate Report –N/A IX. Social Committee/Good and Welfare.

12) Council 5 Field Representative Scott Grefe – Not Present

13) Motion to Adjourn @11:20 Molly Kennedy and seconded by Kelly Woelporn