The University of Iowa and AFSCME Local 12
Labor Management Committee Meeting
April 20, 2012
Present: Michelle Ray – Michalec, Andy Cooper, Joe Marron, Laurie Hathaway, Shannon Bartlett, Suzanne Hilleman, Josey Bathke, Todd Taylor
Guests: Jim Tuecke, Nancy Kroeze
Absent: Dave Bergeon, Donna Muller, Tim Cook, Donna Kasper, Gary Stockinger
Review Summary of March Meeting prepared by Union
March minutes accepted with no revisions.
Union Item: Data on hours worked by 90% Employees at UIHC
The following numbers for UI Health Care employees working 90% for at least one day during the month of February 2012 were:
No additional hours: 115
.1 to less than 10 hours: 210
10 hours to less than 20 hours: 150
20 hours or more: 59
Union Item: In many areas of UIHC employees are not being given their 15 minute breaks on a regular basis.
Planned breaks in departments should be the norm. Josey will craft a message regarding the contract obligation regarding break times to send out to HR Unit Reps.
Union Item: Many medical assistants are being intimidated and fearful of losing their jobs.
Union to get more information and may be discussed at next labor Management meeting.
Union Item: Disciplines being sent online but not being sent to the union, memos that are to be sent to the union instead being simply posted on bulletin boards (IE: the one about the PARS and the hours change for 90% employees which says it was sent to the union).
Tabled until next month
Union Item: We would like some clarification on the employees who will work at the Iowa River Landing facility, specifically, who will be in out bargaining unit and who won’t. Numbers if you have them.
There is no new information regarding the employees who will work at the Iowa River Landing facility. If there will be vacancies, they will be posted on JOBS@Uiowa.
Union Item: Some staff can get hepatitis A shots, some can’t, we would like to know why. What are the parameters on this?
From Carol McGhan, Director, EHS - It depends on the work that is being done, and if that puts an employee at risk for exposure to blood / blood products, as defined by OSHA, then the employee is offered the Hep B vaccination; this is determined by the employing unit and if there are any questions, the employing unit can ask EHS for clarification. The person they should contact is Haley Sinn (email@example.com) at 335-9553. The Hep A vaccine is not widely used on campus, as the need for this is only for very select situations.
Union Item: There is some new construction at the Oakdale campus area across from the correctional facility. We haven’t heard any announcements about it. Will this be part of the public sector or is it a private facility?
The construction across from the correctional facility is a private research facility in coordination with Coralville not UIHC development.
Tuecke: Impressed with the conversation regarding break times. Have a process in place, identified issues and framed it up.
Next meeting scheduled for May 18 in 302 USB.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm.
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