1/15/15 Local 404 General Membership Meeting Minutes

Chuck Hottinger, Tim Headlee, Marvin Sullivan, Eric Hesse, Ryan Cates, Adam Castle, Amanda Mathiowetz, Stacey Mueller, Matt Stenger, James Hemshrot, Mike Homer, Karla Herzberg, Connie Anderson, Kelly Woelporn, Melissa Grau, Tom Keck, Chris Elsing, Amanda Hollum, Randilee Dauk, Cory Moon, Joel Frey, Cassy Rydell, Scott Grefe

1. Secretary’s Report: No changes to be made on December’s General Membership Minutes. Motion to accept by Molly Kennedy, 2nd by Adam Castle, motion passed.

2. Treasurer-Connie Anderson: Motion to accept by Chuck Hottinger, 2nd by Matt Stenger, motion passed. STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES FOR MONTH ENDING December 2014 CASH BALANCE BEGINNING OF MONTH: $ 62011.59 INCOME FOR THE MONTH: $ 5556.90 EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH: $ 20119.57 CASH BALANCE ENDING OF MONTH: $ 47448.92 SUBMITTED BY: Connie Anderson

3. Correspondence: • Day on the Hill March 24th • Financial Responsibility Training • Negotiation Assembly January 30th • Presidents Meeting is January 29th. Tim Headlee and Chuck Hottinger will be attending this. Motion by Chuck Hottinger to cover usual expenses and per diem, 2nd by James Hemshrot. Motion passed

4. New Business: • As of January 14th, there were 300 turkey’s waiting to be picked up by members. Connie made a motion to donate some of the leftover turkeys and possibly extending the deadline. This will be discussed further at the end of the month. • Contract training on February 23rd? Possibly have at Shoreland? More to come from Molly Kennedy. • Matt Stenger will be collecting people’s stories of being assaulted physically or mentally. He has a form that you fill out. Members can also do a short video. This is an action plan that covers all of DHS. We are trying to push ourselves to get in front of legislatures. Without anyone stepping up there will be no action. Would like to get at least 20 stories by the 20th. We need all the ammunition we can get. This stories need to be in Matt’s hands by the 29th of January. If you were hurt more than once, fill out multiple sheets. We will be doing this in phases: legislature and media. Would like to do this the entire time legislation is open. =

5. Old Business: 6. Items from the membership:

• Discussion about MSH Meet & Confer topics • Discussion about MSOP Meet & Confer topics

7. Officer Reports

Presidents Report:

VP- Chuck Hottinger 20 January 2015 January report In late November we completed the OSHA Citation Mediation and the agreement was signed and posted. There is a 10 day objection period as a provision of the settlement. An objection was filed (by an affected employee) as the Abatement plan was not originally posted with the signed agreement. The issue is back in the hands of the Administrative Law Judge at this time. The Conditional License Term 9 work group has completed a draft report for Licensing to recommend a replacement or modification to Rule 36. The final draft will be presented in late January. There were several legislative issues identified that address criminal and volitional patient behaviors that will have be addressed. Tim and I are both members of the Forensic Division Safety Committee which is working on a new Charter for the committee which address the responsibilities and authority of the committee. There is now a draft in the process of committee approval. This charter is part of the abatement plan for OSHA. There were a record 102 reportable staff injuries in 2014. There were 82 in 2014, 90 in 2012, and 65 in 2011 with the former all-time record of 96 in 2010. The Term 9, the OSHA Complaint, and the Safety Committee projects are all to address this issue. There have been numerous meetings during the month with Labor Management meetings for CARE (CD Treatment), the Community Behavioral Health Hospitals, Competency Restoration Program, Forensic Nursing Home, MSOP (see Molly’s report), and Facilities Support. We will be offering a Contract Class January 23rd in time for the Negotiations delegates to attend. Priority 1 for 2015 - is Staff Safety Priority 2 for 2015 - It’s time to show the colors. Negotiation time is here! In solidarity, Chuck Hottinger – VP Admin

VP- Molly Kennedy: We had MSOP Meet and Confer on January 8th, some of the key topics that were discussed were 1st watch having 3 vacation spots starting this summer, and we spoke about staffing numbers. Please see the MOSP minutes at www.union404.com We are planning another contract training for February 20th the location is TBA. Please email me if you are interested in attending this training. We have our first meeting about contract negotiations on January 30th please contact a delegate to get an update on how it went. Hope to see you all on February 19th for General Membership at 4:30 pm at the Redmen club. Molly Kennedy

Executive Board: Luke Frederick

Executive Board: Adam Castle I have nothing new to report this month. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any issues.

Executive Board: James Hemshrot I have had a couple of Step 1 grievances this past month.

CS MSH/Transition: Ryan Cates


CS Nursing Home & Transition: Eric Hesse This past month has been an extremely busy month. We have met with HR and management and filed grievances for management at the Nursing Home switching people’s set days off to cover the unit for training for other’s. I am hoping to hear back soon on this matter. Also, during the meeting with HR and management, we discussed the following topics: -101s: We requested that whomever is taking care of the 101s to have them make a copy and return it to the employee(s). Also discussed 101s not being looked at for switching shifts in a timely manner. Hopefully with the upcoming switch to the scheduling office, this would ease all these issues. -Tardiness: We discussed the ongoing issue of some people are getting marked down, but not others. Sometimes not everybody can fit into the shift report room, so they might get marked down as being late. We proposed that there be a roll call at the beginning of each report where they call out everybody’s name so that way everyone can be accounted for so we don’t run into these issues anymore. This should be implemented soon, if not already. -Who’s in charge when Charge RN is away: Management and HR will look into this matter and get back to us. -Holiday being rescinded by not offered out to remaining people before posting: Management will look into this. This month I have filed a lot of grievances for improper inversing, not being able to mutual holidays, and improper scheduling. I have argued many of them along with a non-certification and a suspension that I’m awaiting word on. I will be at the Nursing Home every third Wednesday of the month at 2pm to meet with members after the all staff meetings to address any issues anybody has. I am looking to implement the same thing at Transition. I am thankful for everyone that has reached out to me lately to express their concerns or ask questions and continue to encourage everyone to do the same. In solidarity, Eric Hesse

CS MSH / CRP / Nursing Nights: Shannon Pech

Motion to adjourn by Kelly Woelporn at 4:51 pm, 2nd by James Hemshrot