11/8/12 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Jeremy Tubbs, Ann Sullivan, Kevin Graves, John Knobbe, Sam Arneson, Connie Anderson, Jill Gatzke, Mike Homer, Thom Wilkins, Mary Scovill, Luke Frederick, Kelly Woelpern, Kristy Christianson, Pam Zimmerman, Eric Hesse, Ryan Cates, Molly Kennedy, Jeff Boehne, Michael Lanin, Jamie Sheppard, Jonas Thompson, Justin Nelson, Jessy Hohenstein, Justina Roach, Steven Schreiner, Nicolas Haller, Amber Yushta, and Colleen Davis

I. Call to order @ 10:33pm

II. Introduction of Officers

III. Secretary Jones - Approval of minutes from last meeting – no meeting in October

IV. Correspondence a) Council 5 Presidents Meeting b) Council 5 Help Desk Job Posting, please check the Council webpage for details. c) September 2012 First report of injury notice d) Scholarship $5000 – please see brochure e) AFSCME dues increase coming f) Feb 4th – Negotiations Assembly

V. Local 404 business g) Authorization for Presidents Meeting expenditure h) Fill Kevin Grave’s vacancy for Negotiations Assembly – to be filled at December’s meeting. All other delegates from the previous Negotiations Committee will remain unless noted.  

i) Went through contract proposals put forth by the membership. In all, 49 proposals were presented.

VI. Officer reports

a) Presidents report – With Democrats in control of the House and Senate, our contract is almost a for sure to be ratified. This is the first time in many years we have a labor friendly legislature. 1) CBHH Labor Management Meeting - Cancelled 2) Forensic Division Labor Management Meeting – 11/8 - See minutes, and contact Chuck or John with any questions.

b) Vice President Knobbe – Have been discussing the many issues with the schedule anywhere program at MSH. Management is looking at going to 8.5/8.5/10 hour rotation to allow for an adequate shift change between shifts. We also discussed the new lead leveling and its accuracy. Lastly, management questioned whom they should be contacting first if they need a union rep.

c) Vice President/Steward Coordinator Kennedy

d) Treasurer Anderson STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING October 2012 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson Accepted subject to audit motion by: John Knobbe and seconded by Molly Kennedy then carried.

e) Chief Steward Headlee – not present

f) Chief Steward Graves – CARE is still understaffed, and we are working this.

g) Chief Steward Tubbs – contract proposals were discussed h) Chief Steward Stenger – contract proposals were discussed

i) Chief Steward Pech – not present j) Executive Board – Collins – not present

k) Executive Board – Castle – not present

l) Executive Board – Sullivan – nothing to report VII. Items from the Membership – contract proposals were discussed

VIII. CLU delegate Report – No attendees

IX. Council 5 Field Representative and President emeritus Scott Grefe

X. Door Prizes: Thom Wilkins, Jeremy Tubbs, Kelly Woelpern, and Justin Nelson XI. Motion to Adjourn @ 12:07pm