The University of Iowa and AFSCME Local 12
Labor Management Committee Meeting
July 19, 2011
Present: Josey Bathke, Donna Muller, Shannon Bartlett, Andy Cooper, Todd Taylor, Michelle Ray-Michalec, Donna Kasper, Joe Marron
Guests: Jim Tuecke, Brian Daly, Nancy Kroeze
Absent: Suzanne Hilleman, Dave Bergeon
New Union Labor Management Member
Donna Kasper will be replacing Michelle Dixon as a member of the union’s team of the Labor Management Committee.
Review Summary of June Meeting prepared by Management
June minutes accepted with no revisions.
Hours Worked by 90% Employees at UIHC
The following numbers for UI Health Care employees working at 90% for at least one day during the month of May 2011 were:
No additional hours: 64
.1 to less than 10 hours: 114
10 hours to less than 20 hours: 150
20 hours or more: 72
Seniority lists have been posted on the Employee and Labor Relations website at http://www.uiowa.edu/hr/relations/bargaining/afscme/afscme_seniority.html. A hard copy has been mailed to the Union Hall and an email about posting on the bulletin boards will be sent out to all University Human Resources Representatives.
Union Item: Transfer Locations
Transfer locations are posted on the Employee and Labor Relations web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/hr/relations/bargaining/afscme/locations.html are only changed when mutually agreed upon. Revisions had been sent and meetings had been scheduled. President John Stellmach requested the meetings be cancelled as he was not interested in discussing.
Union Item: Notification of Code Greens
President John Stellmach requested that the Local Union be notified when Code Greens occur that cause any merit employees (one or more) to be injured and miss work. Management will take his request under advisement.
Union Item: Privatization of General Stores
The Union questioned whether outsourcing some positions in General Stores is in the best interest of the University. In follow up to this item, Management indicated that multiple factors played a role for outsourcing the General Stores Cylinder Gas Rental Operation including budgetary and safety concerns. The two individuals employed in gas rental operation have been/will be reassigned within the department. No employee positions will be eliminated as a result.
Union Item: PNA/NA discussion
Guest Brian Daly raised the question of why nursing assistants (NAs) are being “floated” into psychiatric units while psychiatric nursing assistants (PNAs) may be “floated” out of the same unit during the same shift. Mr. Staley asserted that Psychiatric Nursing Assistants have additional training that NAs don’t have. Brian feels that this is a safety issue and only PNA’s should be allowed to float into psychiatric units.
Next meeting scheduled for August 16, 2011.
Meeting adjourned at 3:28 pm
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