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Local 1703 Meeting - Pine City

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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MAPE Local 1703 Meeting Notice

Wednesday, August 1st, Cambridge 12:00 noon Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided Sidelines Sports Grill, 763-689-9620, 138 2nd Ave. SE, Cambridge, MN 55008 http://local.yahoo.com/info-16915864-sidelines-sports-grill-limited-camb...

Wednesday, August 8th, Rush City 12:00 noon Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided Grant House Hotel and Eatery (Rose Room), 320-358-3661, 80 W 4th St., Rush City, MN 55069

Wednesday, August 15th, Pine City 12:00 noon Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided Room 113 JCS Pine Technical & Community College

*Fee-payers are welcome to attend the meeting and are encouraged to sign-up as a full member.

  1. Welcome and good/welfare.
  2. Secretary's report.
  3. Membership report.
  4. Treasurer's report.
  5. Old business.
  6. New business
  7. Chief Steward report.
  8. Regional director report.
  9. Business agent report.
  10. Full member, drawing, must be present to win.
  11. Adjournment.

If you have anything you would like discussed at the meeting, please contact Brian Moreau.

Minnesota Association of Professional Employees Local 1703

Brian Moreau, President
Brian.J.Moreau@state.mn.us 320-629-6418 x103
Vice President Vacant Treasurer Vacant Shannon Marks, Secretary Vacant Rich Ransom, Business Agent
rranson@mape.org
Mike Terhune, Regional Director mterhune@mape.org
Connie Proctor, Chief Steward
Connie.M.Proctor@state.mn.us Doreen Polzin, Membership Secretary polzind@pine.edu

Negotiations Representative: Mike Terhune, mterhune@mape.org

MAPE * 3460 Lexington Ave. N. * Shoreview MN 55126 * Toll Free: 800.652.9721 * Phone: 651.227.6457 * Fax: 651.227.5612 * www.mape.org MAPE LOCAL 1703 Minutes – June 2018 1. Good and welfare: Brian reported that he spoke with our member, Nancy Johnson, who continues to have medical difficulties. She was very appreciative of the call and a card was also sent to her.

  1. Membership report: Local 1703 has met its goal as we now have 81.42% full members. Congratulations to all.

  2. Treasurers report: the balance as of May 31, 2018 was $143.20. Rosee will attend the new officers training at MAPE as she takes over the treasurers duties.

  3. Old business: elections closed. Brian Moreau continues to be the president, Doreen Polzin the membership chair, Shannon Marks the secretary and Rosee Holan is our treasurer. We are continuing to seek a vice president.

  4. New business: nothing to report.

  5. Regional Directors report: Mike provided contract books for individuals requesting them and noted that the contract is available online. Covered the need for members to be actively engaged in the political process, such as door knocking in friendly households and the importance of electing a labor friendly leadership. Tim Walz continues to be our endorsed candidate. We are currently at 70.3% statewide for membership and now have over 10,300 members. However, turnover is roughly 1500 members a year and we need to keep recruiting. Covered the private sector vacation accrual process for those that are eligible. Reviewed the 2018 legislative season indicating that our contract was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and the legislature passed the largest pension reform legislation in state history. There were some items that we were fortunate did not pass consisting of decentralizing MNIT services, limiting the ability of workers to telecommute, proposals to change the interim approval and final ratification process of state contracts, massive cuts to the departments of revenue and human rights, and a proposed constitutional amendment to permanently dedicate general fund revenues from all parts sales taxes to new road and bridge construction which would leave a $168 million hole in the general fund budget, impacting public sector jobs and services. Nicholas Snavely will be the negotiations representative for Region 17. MAPE has a new business agent and a vice president, they continue plan for the expected Supreme Court decision which is expected to greatly impact our membership. Resolutions for the delegate assembly to be held September 15, 2018 are due by July 29, 2018.

  6. Chief Steward report: there are 2 individuals, Jennifer Johnson and Rosee Holan, who are interested in serving as the chief steward and the designee so that this responsibly can be shared over a very large area.

  7. Business agent report: Nick will be assisting members at the Rush City prison with issues particular to their concerns. Both Nick and Mike will run the Pine Technical College meeting to address issues specific to their location.

Rush City meeting: additional information was covered, Nick will be assisting members at the Rush City prison with issues particular to their concerns.

Pine City meeting: additional information was covered, both Nick and Mike will run the Pine Technical College meeting to address issues specific to their location.

Respectfully submitted, Brian Moreau.