The ratification dates and times have been set please refer to the flyer. Voting will be done in person only and by secret ballot. You are permitted to vote at any location during the voting hours. We will do the voting next week Tuesday to Friday and the votes will be counted at Mounds View on Friday evening. If you have any questions please ask your union rep or negotiating team member.
167 Ratification Information
February 08, 2018
Local 167 and AHEMS met again today to try and work out a Tentative Agreement for a new Contract. We were not successful. After 9+ hours of work, AHEMS presented us with a Final Offer. We agreed to bring this Offer forward to the membership for a vote. The IAEP Negotiating committee does NOT support it.
This Offer includes some seniority improvements along with other non economic gains.
This Offer includes a Primary Call provision. Primary call would mean that everyone under 25 years of service must bid an extra day every two months (6 shifts per year), including mandatory weekends. Those over 25 years of service will be required to work (4 shifts per year). You would bid a 12 hour period, either days or nights, and then be responsible for being on-call for that period anywhere in the Metro. This provision would include a small amount of hourly pay for being on-call at the current contract wage of $4.50/hr for unrestricted on-call pay and your hourly wage or OT once called in.
The Offer also includes varying per cent increases for start to step 4 and 2% across the board raises to steps 5-12, a bonus for extra weekend shifts, and additional seniority steps at 15 and 20 years. Despite some favorable additions we do not feel that this offer meets the needs of the majority of our Membership. We do not feel that any Offer that asks people to donate additional time, even for nominal compensation, is worth putting in a Contract. We will be asking Members to vote NO on this Offer.
We are also looking at setting up meetings for ratification voting next week. Stay tuned for more information.
Your Negotiating Team,
A Message from Local 167 Secretary Amanda Layne: (bid materials are linked at the end of the message)
It is that time of year again! We will be starting the bid Monday, February 5th and will be completed Friday, March 2nd. Attached are the job class bid schedules and the bid calendar. Bid rules will be approved Thursday and will be emailed out then. There are no major changes this time around. The schedules are not available yet and will be emailed out as soon as they are.
Please check your bid time and date and let us know as soon as possible if you foresee any issues with your bid time. Please also check to see that your FTE is listed correctly. If there is a discrepancy please contact me as soon as possible.
We will use HipLink to notify you when it is your time to bid, so please have your HipLink notifications on or let us know of a better way to contact you. The number to reach us at once the bid has started is 651-241-9166. If you have any questions prior to that please contact either Steve Eiden or myself.
All bid materials, including bid rules and schedules, will also be posted at all report to work locations and on the Union website as soon as they are available.
Seniority was mailed out today. Please let me know as soon as possible if you have any issues or concerns.
Talk to you soon,
Nominations are now open for the election of officers for NAGE/IAEP Local R7-167. All nominations must be made on the Nomination/Acceptance Form and must be submitted to Secretary Amanda Layne. They can be mailed to the local P.O. Box, emailed (email@example.com) or interoffice mailed to Amanda Layne at the Mounds View Base. Nomination/Acceptance Forms must be received on or before January 19, 2018.
We are hoping to use electronic voting for these elections. More information will be distributed prior to elections about the electronic voting process. Please ensure that we have your correct email address. Results of the elections will be announced at the First Quarter General Membership Meeting in February.
The Local Executive Board offices that are up for elections are Treasurer, District Vice-President VST (EIT), District Vice-President Dispatch, District Vice-President Buffalo and District Vice-President Metro Paramedic. All positions are three years terms except District Vice-President Metro Paramedic. This opening is filling the remaining one year of a three year term.
All candidates must be members in good standing for one (1) year. A person nominated for more than one position must select the office of his or her choice; no person may run for more than one office.
Self nominations are considered accepted upon the Election Officer’s receipt of the Nomination/Acceptance Form on or before January 19, 2018.
All nominations must be seconded by a union member prior to submission.
All nominations not received by January 19, 2018, will be considered a nullity.
Please click these links for the Election Notice and Nomination Form:
Nomination notice 2018
nominations form 2018
Meals for crews working today have been distributed to bases courtesy of Local 167 and AHEMS. Don’t forget to grab yours!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!