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Some of the nation’s largest cultural institutions accepted more than $1.6 billion in federal help to weather the coronavirus pandemic, but continued to let go of workers – even though the assistan

When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

Present: Ann Sullivan(Recorder), Matt Stenger, Jeremy Tubbs, Molly Kennedy, W. John Knobbe, Chuck Carlson, Jason Montgomery, Brooks T. Midbrod, Jen Colello, Stasha Sickler, Jason Anderson, Diane Firkus, Scott Grefe, Nancy Johnston, Bonnie Wold, Gary Grimm, Ralph Schmidt, Melissa Gresczyk, Ann Zimmerman, Kevin Moser, Dennis Benson


MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS

1. Intercom Beeping – Moose Lake
• The intercom’s were not working but are beeping as of today. The tones will need to be adjusted.
2. 1st Watch Response to Client Sexual Assault – Moose Lake

Present: Chuck Carlson, Jeremy Tubbs, Molly Kennedy, John Knobbe, Ann Sullivan (Recorder), Nancy Johnston, Gary Grimm, Melissa Gersczyk, Cindy Jungers, Bonnie Wold
AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS
1. Grievance Process
All 3 steps of the grievance process are going through HR and Gary. The union feels that at some point of this process the information should be heard by a fresh ear. HR will bring this back to the managers and supervisors to discuss.
2. Days Off- Follow Up

 Present: Chuck Carlson, Scott Grefe, Molly Kennedy, Ann Sullivan (Recorder), Jeremy Tubbs, Cindy Jungers, Melissa Gresczyk, Gary Grimm, Nancy Johnston

10:00 a.m. MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS
1. Additional Vacation Slot
• An additional slot was added on 2nd and 3rd watch thru March 30th and will be reviewed again at the next quarterly meeting.

10: 15 a.m. AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS
1. One Transport Team Staff for Pathfinder Transports

Present: John Knobbe, Jeremy Tubbs, Molly Kennedy, Matt Stenger, Chuck Carlson, Ann Sullivan (Recorder), Jason Montgomery, Lynn Whipple, Stasha Sickler, Jason Anderson, Jenny Collelo, Scott Grefe, Ann Zimmerman, Melissa Gresczyk, Cindy Jungers, Nancy Johnston, Greg Carlson, Kevin Moser, Bonnie Wold, Gary Grimm

MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS

1. Postings on Home Page

 Present: Chuck Carlson, John Knobbe, Molly Kennedy, Scott Grefe, Jeremy Tubbs, Ann Sullivan, Melissa Gresczyk (ITV), Cindy Jungers (ITV), Nancy Johnston, Gary Grimm


AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS
1. Negotiations Assembly – November 19th & 20th
• Chuck sent a list of delegates to Melissa which she will check for. Alternates are Jeremy Tubbs and Jamie Sheppard.
2. Business Casual Available on Uniform Website

 Present: Nancy Draves, Melissa Gresczyk, Gary Grimm, Bonnie Wold, Cindy Jungers, Connie Anderson, John Knobbe, Scott Grefe, Matt Stenger, Molly Kennedy, Chuck Carlson, Ann Sullivan (Recorder)

10:00 a.m. MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS

1. Discretionary Probationary Period
• DHS decided to drop probationary periods in the posting language. People in the middle of the probationary period will be contacted and the probation period will be rescinded. Non-certs will be looked at case by case.
2. High Security Area (HSA) Upcoming Changes

Present: Jeremy Tubbs, Scott Grefe, W. John Knobbe, Matt Stenger, Molly Kennedy, Ann Sullivan (Recorder), Chuck Carlson, Lynn Whipple-Johnson, Jenny Collelo, Christina E. St. Germaine, Stasha Sickler, Kevin Moser, Gary Grimm, Nancy Johnston, Lou Stender, Cindy Jungers



MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS


1.Update on Groundbreaking/Work Space at ML Campus by Lou Stender

Present: Nancy Johnston, Gary Grimm, Bonnie Wold, Melissa Gresczyk, Jaime Fromm, Scott Grefe, Chuck Carlson, John Knobbe, Molly Kennedy, Jeremy Tubbs, Connie Anderson, Ann Sullivan (Recorder), Matt Stenger



10:00 a.m.MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS


1.Scheduling Staff for Meet and Confers