9/8/11 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Connie Anderson, Ann Sullivan (Recorder), Charles Johnson, Lynn Whipple, Anne Mehltretter, Molly Kennedy, Jeremy Tubbs, June Miller, Michelle Rodning, Jill Gatzke, Jamie Sheppard, Jessy Hohenstein, Kevin Graves, Lee Hilde, Laurie Halverson, Chad Cabanilla, Annie Jakacki, W. John Knobbe, Erin Granberg, Mary Wolfe, Dan Jentz, Adam Courtland, Brian Wells, Megan Geisler, Shawn Kennedy, Jill Gorman, one illegible name

Greet Membership 1.Secretaries Report: Aug 2011 meeting minutes- Additions or Corrections? Motion to accept subject to review by Lynn Whipple second by John Knobbe then carried. Correspondence Review a) Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation/ MN Ride for Kids- thank you for donation b) Steward Training October 19th and 20th at Council 5 c) C5 E-board Minutes d) 2 refer to arbitrations e) Women’s Press magazine featuring an article about Britta Higginbotham f) 2011 Convention Credentials- update letter 2.Presidents Report: a) FD M&C - Minutes will be posted- Any questions, please see Chuck Carlson or John Knobbe b) CBHH Meeting – upcoming c) Forensic Division Joint Labor Management- d) MSOP Meet & Confer – Any questions please see Molly Kennedy 3. Old Business: a) Fall Convention – Possible 25 delegates have expressed interest in attending. John Knobbe made a motion to authorize usual expenses (including .50 per mile with carpooling strongly encouraged and 2 people per room) for up to 23 people second by Lynn Whipple then carried. Motion was amended to 25 people. b) State shut down - impact on the Local and grievances in process. John Knobbe will be attending a SEPC meeting to go over shutdown grievances on September 20th.

c) Skype technology to allow AFSCME members to attend/view union meeting online. Kevin looked into this and it is not going to work because it only hosts up to 24 people for voice meetings and even less for visual meetings. Kevin will be looking into other options. 4. New Business: none 5. Items from the membership: none Social Committee – Michelle Rodning will be looking into an AFSCME calendar with meetings listed that can be given out to members. She will bring this information to next month’s meeting. Officers Reports: VP-John Knobbe: “In the last month we had an MSOP 1/4ly and a meeting with nursing on inverses, mutuals, OT, and work rules. We’ve had 2 new employee orientations. Chuck & I met with asst. commissioner of DHS and David Proffitt. We had discussions about OT & VAC and believe we have reached an agreement with management. In Solidarity, W. John Knobbe” VP- Molly Kennedy: “In October we are sending 2 people to steward training at Council 5- Jamie Sheppard and Jessica Hohenstien. This month MSOP has meet and confer on the 15th. I believe that the most important thing being discussed will be a possible change in our scheduling pattern. I want to thank everyone who sent e-mails to management about your thoughts on this. I hope they make a decision based on what was sent. With a possible schedule change there will be lots of details that need to be worked out, for example do we need to rebid MSOP or how will this affect our current approved. Please send management your suggestions if and when they implement this on how you would like to see this done. Tonight we had steward training. Thanks to everyone that attended. We discussed schedule changes in the contract, school activities leave FMLA and stewards shadowing for investigations, grievances and meet and confer. Please see a steward for this information if you are seeking more. The folks that attended steward training are Mary Wolf, Kevin Graves, Charles Johnson, Eric Ridout, Chuck Carlson, Michelle Rodning, Ann Mehltretter, Erin Granberg, Lynn Whipple, Connie Anderson, Scott Grefe, Molly Kennedy, Matt Stenger, Jeremy Tubbs, Shannon Pech, John Knobbe and Ann Sullivan. Thanks again for attending. In solidarity, Molly Kennedy”

Treasurer-Connie Anderson: STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING Aug, 2011 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 37292.34 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 4119.17 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 1031.20 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ 40380.31 SUBMITTED BY: _______CONNIE ANDERSON_____ on _ __, 2011__ Accepted subject to audit motion by John Knobbe second by Kevin Graves then carried. CS MSH/Transition: John Collins: “We had our first Meet & Confer with David Proffitt present in the Forensic Administrator role. We heard the words “accountability” and “transparency” often. Other firsts were Mr. Proffitt actually assigning people from management to be responsible for getting back to us with answers to particular questions, which was a refreshing change. No other news to report at this time.” CS-AMH/CARE: Kevin Graves: “No Care meeting. CBHH Meet and confer: Will have a new program director at the Rochester site. Need Stewards in both St. Peter and Rochester if anyone is interested. You can find the details in the CBHH combined meeting minutes or contact me. Kevin Graves SC Unit 200 985-2200” CS- NOCs/CRP: Jeremy Tubbs: “In the month of August we had two grievances presented at the first and second step. They were slated as a third step for September 15, 2011 to be heard by management. The first grievance was for an unreasonable denial of vacation. The second was on a staff discipline. Since the meeting both have been presented. The large subject of the 6-2 rotation is still pending. We are having ongoing dialogue as to what management’s intentions are. To all of our members, the contract is something that absolutely needs to be enforced. In the MSOP especially they have taken a position that it can be interpreted anyway that benefits "the program" but forget the staff. This contract is written to level the playing ground when dealing with management. PLEASE, if you feel like the contract has been violated contact a steward. In Solidarity, Jeremy Tubbs” CS – Facilities and Forensic Nursing Home: Jill Gorman: “-Sat an investigation for MSH 2 weeks ago -Hiring for the FNH -Talked with the supervisor in the kitchen about sick leave usage -Disciplines given out in FNH for work performance.” CS – MSOP: Matt Stenger: nothing new to report. EB-Anne Mehltretter: Nights has been quiet. EB-Charles Johnson: “I sat one investigation and I am currently trying to secure a copy of a supervisory file for a NOCs member. Charles Johnson .EB- Eric Ridout: Had 2 people under investigation refuse representation and has worked on issues with OT distribution. Good and Welfare: Jesse Miller, Jake Cottew, Matt Uecker, Tom Eustice, Mike Keech, Kara Lehman, Joel Frey, Trent Pool, Marvin Vega, Roarke Engelhardt, and Sarah Kerich CLU delegate report- Jill had nothing to report as she was unable to attend the meeting. Council 5 Field Representative Scott Grefe- Negotiations resume in September and Bargaining Report #1 was distributed. We are the 10th leanest and most productive state workforce in the nation. Show solidarity and wear AFSCME green on Fridays. Go to afscmemn.org for updates from your Master Negotiating Committee. Scott also urged members to make sure they have received their step raise. Message to Members: “Dignity and respect in the workplace is a human right.”

Progressive Drawing- Sept 2011- June Miller wins $125

Meeting adjourned at 11:05pm