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We're excited to announce that AFSCME members who work for the State of Minnesota in Bargaining Units 2-7 have  voted officially to ratify the agreement reached in June. This contract

Present: Molly Kennedy, Amanda Mathiowetz, Mike Homer, Matt Stenger, Eric Hesse, Bonnie Wold, Liz Barbo, Cindy Jungers, Tim Lokensgard, Troy Sherwood, Chris Hanson, Zackarie Sowieja

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Present: Molly Kennedy, Tim Headlee, Amanda Mathiowetz, Bonnie Wold, Liz Barbo, Tim Lokensgard, Troy Sherwood, Julie Whited, Zacharie Sowieja, Jen Montgomery, Ken Stewart, Terry Kniesel

10:00 AM AFSCME AGENDA ITEMS

1. 5/2 Rotation a. Moose Lake was talking to their members and feel a 5/2 rotation would help with staff retention. Management said that they would take a look at this. b. Staff would also like to see duty free breaks go away. Management stated that the half hour is needed for transition.

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1. Searching employees in the front lobby of the facility at the end of the shift. • Bonnie Wold stated that if an employee is kept beyond their shift, they should be paid overtime per the contract.

2. A-team doing the searches • Management stated at July’s meeting that they would follow up with this item. Tim Lokensgard told the OD’s to be available during searches.

3. Getting the divot in the concreate fixed in Zone 10. • This is getting fixed tomorrow (Friday, August 14th).

Present: Cindy Jungers, Melissa DuChene, Eric Hesse, Bonnie Wold, Troy Sherwood, Molly Kennedy, Tim Lokensgard, Amanda Mathiowetz, Chuck Hottinger, Matt Stenger, Tim Headlee

Present Labor: Mark Kuhlman, Jason Anderson, Stasha Sickler, Jennifer Montgomery, Justin Wright, Molly Kennedy, Tim Headlee, Matt Stenger
Present Management: Cindy Jungers, Melissa DuChene, Shelby Richardson, Terry Kneisel, Zack Sowieja, Bonnie Wold, Liz Barbo, Troy Sherwood, Anne Zimmerman, Nancy Johnston

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1. Outings & Meals Molly has a list of examples where staff have had to pay out of pocket for “outings” and are not being reimbursed. Molly will forward these examples to management and they will look into options. Needs Follow-up.

Present: Cindy Jungers, Melissa DuChene, Zacharie Sowieja, Bonnie Wold, Troy Sherwood, Tim Lokensgard, Scott Grefe, Matt Stenger, Molly Kennedy, Amanda Mathiowetz

MANAGEMENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

1. A thank you to AFSCME for supplemental negotiations last week. Thought it went very well.

2. Lawsuit

a. There was a memo posted on the homepage May 20th about the pending lawsuit. Management stated that they know there is anxiety among staff. They are looking at if it would be helpful to go to some roll call meetings to talk to staff.

Present: Shelby Richardson, Cindy Jungers, Melissa DuChene, Zacharie Sowieja, Bonnie Wold, Troy Sherwood, Tim Lokensgard, Scott Grefe, Liz Barbo, Molly Kennedy, Amanda Mathiowetz

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1) Unpaid Leave for Support Services • All requests are looked at by the supervisor who takes the request to Shelby Richardson to review. Shelby stated that she has maybe gotten 5 or 6 requests.

Present: Tim Lokensgard, Bonnie Wold, Jason Anderson, Christina St. Germaine, Justin Wright, Jennifer Montgomery, Cory Vargason, Matt Stenger, Molly Kennedy, Amanda Mathiowetz, Tim Headlee, Scott Grefe, Melissa DuChene, Terry Kneisel, Ann Zimmerman, Zacharie Sowieja

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