The University of Iowa and AFSCME Local 12
Labor Management Committee Meeting
August 23, 2012
Present: Suzanne Hilleman, Dave Bergeon, Nancy Kroeze, Josey Bathke, Michelle Ray-Michalec, Andy Cooper, Donna Kasper, Joe Marron, Laurie Hathaway, Todd Taylor, Jim Tuecke
Review summary of June minutes prepared by Management
June minutes accepted.
Union Item: IRL staffing update.
The Iowa River Landing building is scheduled to open 10/8/12. New jobs will be posted on firstname.lastname@example.org. Current employees will move with their departments.
Union Item: Data on 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 2012 were:
No additional hours 71
.1 to less than 10 hours 178
10 hours to less than 20 hours 206
20 hours or more 95
The following numbers for UI Health Care employees working at 90% for at least one day during the month of June 2012 were:
No additional hours 97
.1 to less than 10 hours 239
10 hours to less than 20 hours 155
20 hours or more 71
University Item: Steward release requests.
Subgroup has not met yet.
Union Item: Discussion of uniform policy for BHS staff (including clerks.)
Departments involved in pilot project include Dermatology Clinic, Emergence Department, Iowa River Landing, Pediatric Inpatient Unit (3JCP), Neurology/Neurosurgery (6JCP) and Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Union Item: Brief report on Diane Matthews-Brown’s recent visit to FM and her assessment of shifts in the FM safety culture.
Diane Matthews-Brown, AFSCME International safety consultant, first came to FM in 2005 in response to a higher than normal worker injury rate. Employees and management worked together to try to eliminate injuries. They accessed how employees did their work, the tools they used and the environment they worked in. Together they made changes that lowered the FM injury rate. FM will be sponsoring a safety fair for their employees in the fall including vendors, new equipment and wellness booths.
Union Item: Discussion of custodian at UIHC working out of class, doing pest control, acting as guards, etc.
Management to get more information on bat procedures, location of bats and employees involved. DPS will pull employees to help in certain situations until help arrives.
Next meeting to take place September 20, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at the USB.
Page Last Updated September 2012