3/21/13 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Andrew Jones, Scott Grefe, John Knobbe, Molly Kennedy, Shannon Pech, Eric Hesse, Nate Herme, Tom Card, Sam Arneson, Adam Castle, and Paul Schwichtenberg

I. Call to order 4:30pm

II. Introduction of Officers III. Secretary Jones - Approval of minutes from last meeting

IV. Correspondence a) b)

V. Local 404 New Business a) b)

VI. Officer reports

A) Presidents report 1) Joint Forensic Division Labor Management Meeting 2) Forensic Division Labor Management Meeting – 3/21…minutes will be posted shortly. Any questions, please contact Chuck Carlson or John Knobbe 3) CBHH Labor Management Meeting - 4) MSOP Labor Management Meeting – Meeting 3/14….please see minutes, and contact Molly Kennedy with any questions. 5) CARE Labor Management Meeting – Scheduled for next month

B) Vice President Knobbe – John spoke about MSH’s Labor Management Meeting, and minutes will be posted shortly.

C) Vice President/Steward Coordinator Kennedy
Our meet and confer for MSOP was held last Thursday the 14th. Some of the items discussed were management not needing a security counselor position for the LSI post, the addition of a vacation spot for each watch, discussion on the light duty policy when someone is injured outside of work, internet being offered on certain computer for break times, looking into the 3 rounds of bidding and central HR giving new employees jobs before bids have become dead and staff vending in the break room in the basement of Pexton.
I will be attending a supplemental agreement meeting on March 28th at the council office, We have had three investigations this month in MSOP and 1 termination.
Matt, John and I have been filling in at the CBHH/CARE sites this month and some of the things that have been discussed are part time employee’s schedules and days off. Also they are having the schedules being posted with shift not covered. There are also a termination in extended campus but the decision was overturned in the Laudermill process:)
Anyone interested in Steward Training please contact me. They just hired a new training coordinator Ryan Wells and classes are TBA.
Please see www.union404.com or www.afscmemn.org for additional information.

D) Treasurer Anderson STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING: Feb 2012 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 41391.46 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 21263.46 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 4354.53 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ 58300.39 SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson Accepted subject to audit motion by: Connie wasn’t present for meeting.

H) Chief Steward Stenger – not present

I) Chief Steward Pech – Had a meeting 3 weeks ago with CRP management. Talked about the excess of inversing, and the need for more staff. Filed a step 3 grievance today

K) Executive Board – Castle – attended Day on the Hill and enjoyed it. It was much better than last year, and had the opportunity to speak with more people. Also sat a couple of investigations.

L) Executive Board – Sullivan – not present

VII. Items from the Membership Nate Herme spoke about the June 28-29th Cookout in Mankato that he is organizing. This event is being organized for the SNAPS program, which helps build parks in the community. This event will have a barbeque competition for professional teams and amateurs. A 5k run is being organized, as well as a corn hole toss tournament. The program is looking for donations to help purchase as many wheelchair swings for local parks as possible. These swings are designed to allow an individual to secure their wheelchair to a specially designed swing. Nate is going to get back to the local next month on the cost of the swings. More info can be found about the event at mankatocookout.com. VIII. CLU delegate Report – no report

IX. Social Committee/Good and Welfare – social committee is going to work on updating this list, so we can give better updates on members in the future.

X. Council 5 Field Representative and President emeritus Scott Grefe – Council 5 has reassigned to lobby at the capitol through May. Scott talked about the latest budget proposal and of course cuts are centered around DHS again. He will return in June as our Field Rep. JoAnn Holton will represent local 404 until then.

XI. Door /Progressive Drawings – John Knobbe won the drawing….congrats!

XII. Motion to Adjourn 5:40pm