Local 1202 minutes Apr 10, 2019

Publish Date

                       Local 1202 Meeting  


Wednesday, April 10th, 2019. 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Pizza Ranch, Maplewood

  1. Meeting was called to order at 12:00
  2. February meeting minutes were approved.
  3. President’s report (Laura Vitzthum).  

A. MAPE Day on the Hill was a success.  Gov. Tim Walz kicked off MAPE’s morning rally by thanking members and committed to continued support. Speaker of the House Rep. Melissa Hortman also addressed members.

B. Request for nominations for officer positions. If no new nominations come through, we have people who are willing to be appointed by the local president for all positions but local president. Laura Vitzthum is willing to talk directly with anyone interested in running for president. Nominations close on April 11th.

V.  Treasurer’s Report (Fatai Alowonle).  We thank Tom Nordstrom for helping with this year’s audit. Treasurer reports a balance of $22,832.47 as if February.  March report is not yet available.

A. Treasurer’s report including income from dues and expenditures with balance was provided at meeting.   

      VI.      Vice President’s Report (Amanda Anthony).

A. Vice President reports that MMB proposals will be presented in 5 themes.  The 5 themes include:  1. Wages, 2. Equity/inclusion, 3. Work Life Balance, 4. Healthy Workplace, 5. Workforce Development.  The MMB Commissioner was in attendance to the negotiation session.  Several individuals discussed how these various themes affect them on the job.  Telecommuting proposal was discussed which would allow employees to work from home in inclement weather if the job is possible to do so.  A Safety Leave proposal was also discussed to allow 16 hours paid leave that can be specifically used for inclement weather and safety concerns.



      VII.      Membership Report (James Hegstrom).

A. Membership report was reviewed and includes 191 Members (68.8%), 84 Non-Members (30.22%).  Site Liason’s are still needed.  Please contact James Hegstrom at James.Hegstrom@state.mn.us if you are interested in becoming a Site Liason.

VIII.    Business Agent Report (Dan Engelhart).

A.  Many of the State of MN agencies participated in supplemental bargaining    for the upcoming contract negotiations.

 B . Discussed progress being made on listening sessions at the two prisons.

C.  A Membership Blitz is taking place at Century College on May 8th.

IX. Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.


Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 12th at Acapulco in Stillwater from 12:00 to 12:45 PM.