United Steelworkers Local 9460

Spring Update From Your Local President

In February Midwest Medical Equipment and Supplies ratified their first contract and become member of the Steelworkers and part of 9460. The main office is located at the Airport Park, they are a part of Essentia Health with approximately 50 employees. The work with patients in need of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, medical supplies and orthotics.

They elected Steve Plasa as Unit President and the Stewards are:

-Juanita Truax
-Sue Wagner-Thomas
-Melissa Johnson
-Misty Degeler

We had Steward Training on April 26th so in addition to those above others that attend and are now union Stewards:

-Christina Derick, LSCHC
-Melodee Meyers, Greenbook
-Ashley Goble, Redbook
-Charlene Snedker, Greenbook

Thank you for stepping up to represent your coworkers!

We are getting started on negotiations for the Redbook, St. Luke’s Technical Unit and Chequamegon Clinic. Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill out the surveys and send them in. They are a big help in guiding the committee. We will be doing a wage re-opener as well for the Greenbook.

The Healthcare Workers Council has a weekly e-newsletter they send out updating subscribers on healthcare worker issues throughout the US and Canada. The highlight issues throughout the districts related to negotiations or legislation. If you are interested please submit your name along with your email address to us at uswlocal9460@gmail.com and we will forward your information for a subscription.

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