MSEA is a union of nearly 6,000 classified public school
employees from over 60 school districts in Minnesota.
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Congratulations to MSEA member Leslye Erzberber of Centennial West High School for receiving this honor! Leslye, a paraprofessional in the Career Center, is the smiling face who does so much to help high school students with their plans for the future. Leslye also plays a big part in helping to organize Scholarship Night each year, to make sure it runs smoothly and professionally. Way to go, Leslye!
Fifty-five members from 20 bargaining units gathered at beautiful Ruttger's to explore how they can affect real, positive changes in their workplace, in their privates lives and in society. Oh yeah, and they had a lot of fun doing it! read more
Members from around the state attended MSEA's annual Assembly in Fergus Falls on April 11-12. Delegates made quick work of the resolutions and Board elections with plenty of time for networking and socializing. Contratulations to returning Treasurer Nona Bauer (Austin) and Director Wendy Derhaag (Shakopee), and welcome new Directors Ronda Renee Koch (Windom) and Terry Blacklance (Thief River Falls). Check out what you missed!
GREG GARDNER, Assistant Executive Director
In this newly created position and working closely with the Executive Director, Greg will supervise all field staff, be responsible for developing and implementing member and staff training, serve as the chief organizer for MSEA, as well as maintaining some unit representation assignments. Greg has worked for 15 years as an MSEA Field Rep and before that served a term on the MSEA Board of Directors. Congratulations, Greg!
JANE ANDERSON, Field Representative
Prior to being hired by MSEA, Jane worked in the Frazee school district for 16 years as a Title One and Special Ed Para. As an MSEA member, she served as Chief Steward and leader of the negotiation team for six years and also served on the MSEA Board of Directors. Her experiences with the Frazee unit were with mediation, grievances, resolving MSEA employee concerns, addressing conflicts and issues with administration, creating a local newsletter and serving as an advocate for unit members for contractual issues. Welcome to the MSEA staff, Jane!
Did You Know?
LABOR EDUCATION SERVICE - The video documentary, Who Built Our Capitol? about the men and women who constructed the Minnesota State Capitol building, will broadcast on Labor Day, Monday, Sept 1, by Twin Cities Public Television.
There will be four screenings of the program on the TPT Minnesota Channel at 2AM, 8AM, 2PM and 8PM. Visit the TPT website for more information.
Saturday, Sept 20, 9AM - 4PM
Tuition is $50
LABOR EDUCATION SERVICE - This course covers the basic principles of evidence and preparation of witnesses, developing a theory of your case and the prinicples arbitrators rely on to decide cases. It will also consider such issues and discipline, contract interpretation standards, past practices, worker rights & management rights. It is designed for those who have completed a basic steward training course. Visit LES for more info.
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.624.5020
Registration deadline - September 12
Work on the new $763 million MN Vikings stadium (officially the "Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium") will be an all-union job. Construction will involve an estimated 4 million work hours. At construction peak, some 1,300-1,400 workers will be on-site. The public authority which will own the stadium, the MN Sports Facilities Authority, required the project contractor to negotiate a "Project Labor Agreement" with the Mpls Building and Construction Trades Council. A Project Labor Agreement serve a public purpose by ensuring that the work on the project continues on schedule without any labor disputes. read more
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