The Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. (MNPEA) was established to provide Public Employees in Minnesota with an alternative to the standard National and International Unions.  The Minnesota Public Employees Association is structured to give the Members control over their representation.  The Business Agents and Board answer to the Members who, by the Constitution, have an override authority on the decisions of the Board.  MNPEA is a non-partisan association.  This is truly a New Concept in Labor Representation for the 21st Century.

Most Recent MNPEA News Posts

 

Rest in Peace Joseph Gomm

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Rest in Peace Joseph Gomm.
Thank you for your service.
Our heartfelt condolences for Joseph’s family and fellow
CO’s at MCF Stillwater.

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Stillwater CO, Joseph Gomm killed on duty

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According to the Star Tribune:

“An inmate serving time for homicide killed a corrections officer Wednesday afternoon in Stillwater prison, authorities said.

The attack occurred about 1:30 p.m. in an industry building, according to the state Department of Corrections (DOC). The killing prompted a lockdown of all state prisons.

The officer was identified as Joseph B. Gomm, who had been on the job for 16 years. He was taken to Regions Hospital and died there.”

Everyday Corrections Officers and Detention Deputies put on a uniform and protect the public from the criminals after they are removed from the streets. Quietly and out of sight they protect society performing a most dangerous job.

Our hearts go out to the family of Joseph Gromm, who gave his life protecting others.

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Happy Independence Day

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MNPEA wishes all of you a happy Independence Day Holiday.

 

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Happy Memorial Day

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MNPEA remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty.

MNPEA wishes you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Remember, like many of our CO and LEO members, our legal team is also available
over the long weekend should you need us.

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New Pension Bill Passes

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HF3053 and SF2620 have passed.

For our PERA Corrections Plan members this means the COLA will cap out at 2.5% as it currently does.

The firsts drafts of this bill would have maxed the COLA for Corrections Retirees at 1.5%.

Our MNPEA Vice President and Retiree Wade Laszlo, representing retired CO’s met with the PERA Board and PERA Executive director Doug Anderson as well as working with their legislators to remedy the original proposal.

No other Unions representing CO’s stepped up to the plate, in fact they had already signed off on the cut to 1.5%.

The PERA Police and Fire Pension has also seen a fix.

From the PERA website the new Bill:

“Eliminates the trigger to 2.5 percent thereby fixing the COLA at the current 1 percent. Under measurements from last year that showed the plan’s funding status was projected to decline, the 2.5 percent COLA was never expected to occur.”

The MNPEA does not support any cuts to Corrections Officers, Police Officers or Retirees. But we do have a question to ask. Why does the leadership of so few Unions get to make such important decisions for so many, about cuts in Pensions without ever going to their members for a vote?

 

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