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To contact the Officers and Stewards of Local 1092 go to the OFFICERS page where you can find their phone number or, if you choose, click on an officers name to send them an e-mail.

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Updates:1/20/15- January General Membership Meeting Minutes and Special Meeting Minutes posted

Dear Membership;

My name is Stasha Sickler and I am your union secretary for our local 1092. In July of this past year I rolled my four -wheeler and broke my back. While I was out on leave our Executive Board Members filled in for me by taking notes, etc. I want to publicly thank each of our members for covering for me and to publicly apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

The minutes are posted before the General Membership, however there have times where they didn’t get posted until up to 4 days prior to the following meeting. For this, I do apologize and please know that my is to always have them posted the week after the General Membership Meeting.

Although all of us have busy lives, families, second and third jobs we strongly encourage you to attend your local meetings which are held the 2 nd Wednesday of each month. The locations are in Moose Lake (union office), Duluth (council 5 office on 2 nd street) and Virginia (serviceman’s club); the locations rotate in that order. This is a great time for all of you to voice your opinions, ask questions or share ideas you may have. These meetings are also a way to gain understanding of your contract, how the process runs, where your union dues are going and many various events that occur throughout the state. You are the union and we want you to be involved. Due to the volume of members in our local, miscommunication can be common and we are always working towards the common good of this local and want everyone to be aware that you can also be a part of this action.

Please visit YOUR webpage at www.wearelocal1092.org . We look forward to having your at your meeting. Contact information for all Executive Board Members are on the local webpage.



Stasha Sickler,

Local Secretary-1092






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Reminder to all state employees to continue checking to make sure your license is active. Any staff that does not have a license and it’s a requirement of the job will be automatically dismissed. Click this link to check whether your license is valid through the MN DMV

Remember, YOUR apathy and failure to make a quick phone call or send a short e-mail could have an end result of doing our difficult and stressful, not to mention thankless jobs for lower wages and the loss of our pensions. ACT NOW!

Weingarten Rights
 In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled in the Weingarten decision, that an employee is entitled to have a union representative present during any interview which may result in his or her discipline.  It is up to you to insist on union representation. If you fail to do so, you may waive your rights.  "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative or steward be present at this meeting. If this discussion could lead to my being disciplined and you deny my request for representation, I choose not to answer any questions." 

Member Benefits
 As union members, we bargain collectively with our employers over wages, benefits, and rights. We have the best chance of receiving better wages, benefits and fair treatment in the workplace by bargaining collectively as a union. Most of us have very limited bargaining power as one person, but as a group, we are strong. And, with a good negotiated contract, we have legal protections we would not have otherwise. Under the employment at will doctrine, the cornerstone of American employment law, in general terms, unless we belong to a protected group, our employer has the right to discipline or terminate, with impunity, us for any reason -- even a bad one -- or for no reason at all. That's why it is sometimes called the fire at will doctrine.  With a collective bargaining agreement, we have rights.  Management must have "just cause" for any disciplinary action taken against a union employee. "Just cause" is spelled out in our union contract so that we know exactly what is expected of us.


Any member wishing to become a Union Steward, please contact Jen Montgomery or Cory Vargason



United we bargain; divided we beg. Together we build power to get the pay, benefits and respect we
deserve. Our power comes from strong local unions that mobilize their members to showcase the
solidarity that gets us good contracts. It starts with active and informed members who contribute their
ideas, energy and skills. Our most effective tool to win a fair contract is visible and vocal members, who attend meetings, attend rallies, send emails, make calls, wear green, and post flyers in their worksites.



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