Spring 2020 Update

I hope you’re all staying safe and taking care of yourselves and your families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Local 167 Executive Board would like to announce the following:

A member is needed for monthly Labor/Management Committee.

There is an Executive Board vacancy for the Metro Paramedic Representative position vacated by Marc Levoir. Contact President Brett Hopper at bhopper25@gmail.com for either position if you’re interested.

The Executive Board would also like to announce the 2020 Negotiating Committee members. Negotiations will likely start in fall 2020. The members are:

Brett Hopper Paramedic, Albert Reiff Paramedic, Caleb Pesola EMT, Karen Kozer EIT, Steve Eiden Paramedic, John Flynn Dispatch, Richard Chipman Paramedic.

2020 Board Member Election Information

  • The 2020 Board Elections will be held electronically.  Members will receive an email with voter information and instructions from vote@simplyvoting.com (server: email2.simplyvoting.com).
  • If we do not have an email address on file, instructions will be mailed from Simply Voting to the address we have on file.  
  • Voting will be open from 0800 on 2/17/2020 to 2300 on 2/25/2020.  
  • If you do not receive an email before 2/17/2020 or if you have any questions, please contact Amanda Layne at ajlayne0248@gmail.com.

This year’s ballot includes the following:

President (Three Year Term) ● Brett Hopper

District Vice-President Metro Emergency Medical Technician (Three Year Term) ● Yancey Beck ● Ron Gray ● Larry Harp ● Caleb Pesola

District Vice-President Grand (Three Year Term) ● There were no nominees for this position

District Vice-President Wright County (Three Year Term) ● Kat Visco

2020 Summer Bid Materials

A message from L167 Secretary Amanda Layne:

Hello All,

It is that time of year again!  We will be starting the bid Wednesday, February 5, 2020 and will be completed Friday, March 6, 2020.  The bid schedules, bid memo, area schedules, bid rules and bid calendar are attached.  These will also be posted on the union website.

Please check your bid time and date and let us know as soon as possible if you foresee any issues with your bid time.  Remember that the first 100 paramedics will have 30 minutes to bid and all other employees will have 40 minutes.  Remember that we cannot pass you if you are working for Allina and on a call.  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 page you when it is your time to bid.  Please let us know if there is a better way to contact you.  The number to reach us at once the bid has started is 651-241-9166.  Please call us if you are working and let us know.  Remember that dispatch does not need to send you back to base to bid.  If you have any questions prior to that please contact either Steve Eiden or myself.

Schedules bid each day will be entered into Aladtec by the time we leave the office for the night.  Please make sure to check that your bidded schedule and PTO was entered correctly.  Please contact us as soon as possible if there are any errors or concerns.  All requests for round 2 PTO will be done through Aladtec.

There was only one rule change – an increase from 16 to 18 paramedics that are allowed to not bid a weekend requirement.

Talk to you soon,

Amanda Layne