Local 101 minutes
Mar 12, 2019
MAPE Local 101 Minutes
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
MAPE President Chet Jorgenson spoke about the value of collective action and about the strength of our union as a whole. He encouraged people to get involved and work to make the state a better place to work.
Recurring Business (officer reports):
Director Darci Wing: Our region is electing a director this year, nominations are due in April, I am running for re-election. MAPE is also electing people to form the new organizing council and a new political council.
Negotiations Report, Harland Hiemstra : We are getting ready for the start of negotiations with the governors team and MMB. We are writing proposals around issues like Work-Life balance, Professional Development, and Wages/Healthcare. We would like members to attend the opening day of negotiations on April 4th, with a location to be decided somewhere in the downtown area.
Chief Steward Report, Jed Becher: We have a number of grievances pending and are working to advance some of the issues around the DNR employee survey. MAPE was able to restore PPL for a member whose child had died and whose PPL had been revoked.
Membership, Yashica Calderon : We are working with the food committee to create new options for meetings. Tell your friends to come to meetings; the food will be better.
Darci Wing was nominated to run for a second term on the MAPE board of directors.
Good and Welfare:
Carol Johnson is retiring. The local voted to give her up to $100 for a parting gift.
Minutes submitted by Monica Weber, Local 101 Secretary