January 2022 General Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting-AFSCME 404

January 20, 2022



Adam Castle, Ryan Cates, Kurt Crosby, Mark Joyce, Ben Zarn, Jamie Schwartz, Jake Schoenecker, Eric Manriquez, Jenny Blanchette, Lisa Brandenberg-Nordby, Lauren Kasulke, Mike Hohenstein, Jen Kote, Steve Wilking, Eric Hesse, Antonino Guerrero, Zack Hage

1.Secretary Report:

Motion to approve November meeting minutes by Adam Castle. 2nd Kurt. Motion passes.

2. Treasurer-Antonino Guerrero:






SAVINGS: $ 150845.68

SUBMITTED BY: Antonino Guerrero

Motion to accept upon audit by Kurt. 2nd by Jamie. Motion Passes

3. Correspondence: FMHP Meeting Minutes: https://www.union404.com/news/january-2022-forensics-meet-and-confer

MSOP Meeting Minutes: https://www.union404.com/news/january-2022-msop-meet-and-confer

Use your floating Holiday by June 30th. You will lose it if you don’t. You can also exchange it for a day you have for vacation any time.

Make sure to get fit tested for N95 per management. A team staff not fitted should not respond to quarantine units.

Day on the hill in March. Approval for per diems for attendees. Marvin Sullivan made motion to pay per diem to attendees. The building is closed to outsiders at this time. The last week in March. Date will be determined soon. 2nd by Adam. Motion Passes.

Steward Training will be set up this week. Contact Eric Hesse if interested. Per diem will be paid for attendees. You don’t have to become a steward but it is useful to know how to use the contract.

Debate over having parents included in the good and welfare. Jamie-You expect to lose a parent, never a child. Discussion: Marvin calls the question. Voting occurred. Motion Failed. Parents remain included. Cory Moon will be the contact for forensics and Jamie will be the contact for MSOP.

One route to get a raise is to talk to legislators. We will be contacting them to try to get target raises for just St. Peter.

Covid Leave: Management said its DCT level. They expect people to stay home if they are symptomatic. Roxanne will take concerns to DCT command post. Kurt: Council 5 should be able to do something. I would like notes from council 5 to see what they are doing so we can follow up with people they talk to.

Inversing: Each members decision effects the next person. Take care of your co-workers and not just yourself. If you refuse an inverse, remember the next person has to stay. Please by considerate of others. Management will start reprimanding for this.

Kurt: I am happy to see a better turnout at meetings recently. Keep coming and invite more people.

4. New Business:  Election Results: President-Ryan Cates. VP-Matt Stenger. Mike Hohenstein, Rick Pitts, Jamie Schwartz for executive board. 1 chief steward spot is available. Eboard will vote next month. Contact Hesse or Cates if you are interested.

5. Old Business:

6. Items from the membership:

7. Good and Welfare: Welcome Cory!

8. Officer Reports:

President: Ryan Cates-

VP: Matt Stenger-

VP: Eric Hesse-

Executive Board: Jake Schoenecker- Attending meetings and assisting members

Executive Board: Chief Steward Rick Pitts-

Executive Board: Chief Steward Mike Hohenstein-

Executive Board: Chief Steward Nick Weerts-

Executive Board: Chief Steward Marvin Sullivan-

Executive Board: Jamie Schwartz- I attended MSOP meet and confer, e-board and the general membership meeting. Cory Moon is now taking on ALL MSH Good & Welfare items. Therefore, you must now contact Cory if you are from Forensics or myself if you are from MSOP, CBHH or CARE for all Good & Welfare benefits. Good & Welfare items include, members who are retiring and members who have lost a parent, spouse or child. If you are contacting us for retirement you need to include the following information: Your name, your title/work area, bargain unit/seniority roster, your mailing address, your start date, retirement date, and # of years in AFSCME. Thank you to everyone who voted and who sat the ballot boxes, it was much appreciated. SEND ME A COPY OF YOUR GRIEVANCES AND RESPONSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Executive Board: Eric Manriquez- No investigation or grievances from me this month.

Followed up with GRW Staff who expressed concerns with their supervisor. Continue to wait for management response. Questions regarding overtime from GMW’s were expressed to management with a reply that GMW’s are unable to pick up FMHP overtime at this time.

CS Facility Support: Cory Moon-

Chief Steward MSH / CRP / Nursing Nights: Kurt Crosby

Council 5 Representative: Annie Jakacki-

Motion to adjourn by Kurt, 2nd by Jake. Motion Passes

Meeting Adjourned at 538PM