AFSCME Local 668

Local 668 Committees

Local 668’s Committees (are appointed by the Local President unless otherwise specified):

Labor Management Committees (LMC):
Interceptor Service Worker LMC
Chair Kerry Kappel
Made up of members from the different Interceptor Service groups, metering and alarm and management to discuss and resolve differences to increase moral and diminish problems.
Council-wide LMC
Chair Ashley Lokensgard
Made up of members from the different Met Council Divisions and management to discuss and resolve differences. Topics will include terms and conditions of employment vs work rules. More information in Section 1 of contract and Letter of Agreement.
Labor Management Benefits Advisory Committee
Chair Ashley Lokensgard
Regular meeting committee of Unions, Met Council Management and others to discuss our self-insured health, dental and wellness plans is being maintained in a satisfactory way by all involved with the plan.
Health & Wellness Steering Committee
Chair Tiffany Chesser
Subcommittee of LMBAC which meets quarterly. Is a meeting among Unions, Met Council Management and Fit for Life Staff to discuss and work on specific health initiatives and programs. Reports back on happenings.

Sunshine Committee:
Chair Barb Rossi
Is in our By-laws to ensure the Local is able to extend good and wellness during times of sadness and happiness. Needs help of the membership to know when members could benefit from this committee.

Membership Committee:
Chair Manny Lee
Keeping track of membership lists, card process and charting. Reports with organizing committee on Full membership.

Organizing Committee:
Chair Roger Janzig
Interacts with membership to try to promote full membership and conversion to new Maintenance of Membership cards. Maintains open dialog with membership to answer any questions. Reports on progress of converting and new Full members added.

Communications Committee:
Chair Tiffany Leff
Maintain, improve, and explore ways to communicate with our members. Potential areas to expand include more social media like Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in and text messaging. Also includes the Local’s newsletter and coordinates cohesive appearance across Local documents. The website is in the By-laws.

Council 5/Political Action Committee:
Chair Ashley Lokensgard
Elected official of the Council 5 Executive Board. Reports on happenings there and political news. Rapid Response Team (RRT) and other political actions coordinator.

Social Event Committee:
Chair Bruce Dreier
Plans, organizes, promotes and hosts social events for the Local. Events have included Saints Games, Pool Party, and Bowling Party. Reports on past and upcoming events.

Budget Committee: In the By-laws.
Chair Steve Victorey
Meets annually to discuss and make a recommended budget for the following year. Reports and seeks approval of the General Membership.

Elections Related Committees: (Occur and appointed yearly)
Nominations Committee
Inquirers into officeholders’ interests and seeks eligible candidates to fill all the positions.

Elections Committee (if needed)
Informs candidates and membership of rules and regulations of an election that will occur for an election. Oversees ballot voting and counting.

Contract Negotiations Committees:
Chair Ashley Lokensgard (other chairs may be appointed)
Includes many committees:

Negotiations Prep Committee: Preparing for the upcoming negotiations with a survey and other means of solicitation of input from membership.

Negotiations Preparation Committee (Formally At-Large Negotiations Committee): Meets to compile and prioritize all input received from the membership.

Contract Negotiations Team: Elected team that sits at the bargaining table during contract negotiations.

Contract Bargaining Communications Committee: If communication is needed during the bargaining session, then coordinated message and information to membership in appropriate distribution means is developed by this committee.

Strike Committee: Plans and coordinates all aspects of a strike (if needed) during contract negotiations.
 

 

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