Veterans Day 2017

 

MNPEA thanks all who have served.

THANK YOU!

 

National Public Safety Communicators Week

MNPEA recognizes the critical role these professionals play in Public Safety.  Thank you for all that you do!!

 

Call to Action: Reclassification Petition

Signatures Needed – Sign and Pass Along As the federal government nears a final decision on whether to update its classification system describing occupations in the United States, APCO has launched a White House petition entitled “9-1-1 Professionals Should Be Recognized for Protecting and Saving Lives.” The goal of this petition, timed with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, is to draw attention to the need to classify Public Safety Telecommunicators as Protective Service Occupations. Sign the Petition

The deadline to collect 100,000 signatures is May 7.

 

PERA Corrections Plan, Social Security Referendum

The Social Security Administration is requiring the PERA board to conduct a referendum of certain employees within the Corrections Pension.  The outcome of this referendum will have far reaching impact on your retirement, and possibly, the retirement benefits of people that have not even been hired yet.

Here is the information that we received from PERA.    QASupplement for Employees (final.8.26)-1

 

 

 

Officer Scott Thomas Patrick – End of Watch 07/30/2014

The Minnesota Public Employees Association offers our sincere condolences to the Family of Officer Scott Patrick, the Mendota Heights Police Department, and the citizens of Mendota Heights.  We would also like to thank all of the people and agencies that responded to assist in the wake of the senseless and tragic events of July 30th, 2014.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To donate in support of Officer Patrick’s family, go to www.gofundme.com/ccqr1s

 

Annual Spring MNPEA Steward Training

MNPEA would like to thank all of the Stewards that attended the annual spring training seminar. Thank you for giving of your time to attend the training and the work you put in to representing your units members. We look forward to seeing you again at the annual fall training.

MNPEA Recognizes National Corrections Officer Week

MNPEA would like to thank our Correctional Officer members for their service to their communities and all Correctional Officers in the state.

THANK YOU!

MNPEA Welcomes Lake County Jailer/Dispatchers

MNPEA welcomes the Lake County Jailer / Dispatchers. After filing on behalf of 100% of the membership to change from Teamsters Local 320 to MNPEA, the group was released by Teamsters and the BMS certified The Minnesota Public Employees Association as the exclusive representative.

Welcome!

MNPEA Welcomes Lake County Supervisors

The Minnesota Public Employees Association welcomes the Lake County Supervisors. Their association voted to join MNPEA and the MNPEA board voted to accept the group. The BMS certified Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. as the exclusive representative.

Welcome!

MNPEA Welcomes Minneapolis 911 Dispatchers

On February 26th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the City of Minneapolis Police & Fire dispatchers and 911 Operators. The vote was 26 for MNPEA, 4 for Teamsters Local 320 and 2 for AFSCME. The BMS certified the Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. as the exclusive representative for the City of Minneapolis Police & Fire dispatchers and 911 Operators.

Welcome!

 

Minneapolis 911 Dispatchers BMS Hearing Transcripts

Transcript from the hearing on November 20th, 2013

Transcript from the hearing on January 9th, 2014

The Commissioners Ruling

MNPEA Welcomes Zumbrota PD Licensed Officers

On October 29th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the City of Zumbrota Licensed Essential Employees Unit. The vote was 3 for MNPEA and 0 for Teamsters Local 320. The BMS certified the Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. as the exclusive representative for the City of Zumbrota Licensed Essential Employees Unit.

Welcome!

 

MNPEA Welcomes City of Nisswa Confidential and Supervisory Employees

On October 25th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the City of Nisswa Confidential and Supervisors Unit. The vote was 5 for MNPEA and 3 for no representation. The BMS certified the Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. as the exclusive representative for the City of Nisswa Confidential and Supervisory Employees Unit.

Welcome!

 

MNPEA Welcomes Sherburne County Non-Licensed Essential Employees

On October 23rd, the BMS certified election results for the Sherburne County Non-Licensed Essential Employees Unit.  The vote was 47 for MNPEA and 2 for Teamsters Local 320.  The BMS certified the Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc as the exclusive representative for the Sherburne County Non-Licensed Essentials Unit.

Welcome!

 

MNPEA Welcomes Wilkin County Public Health Nurses

Earlier this month, Wilkin County Public Health Nurses Association voted to move their members to Minnesota Public Employees Association. The MNPEA board voted unanimously to accept the group and the BMS certified the change.

Welcome!

By-Laws amended

MNPEA By-Laws were amended today, October 10th, 2013.  You may see the current By-Laws here.

By-Laws to be Ammended

Due to the apparent opinion of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services that our bylaws should reflect 4 year term of elections rather than 5, our bylaws must be amended to be in conformity with the Commissioner’s apparent opinion.  MNPEA strongly believes that the Public Employee Labor Relations Act in Minn Stat Ch 179A governs public employee unions, and not Minn Stat Ch 179.  But to end repeated frivolous challenges by our competitor unions, we are posting the following Bylaw proposed change to be enacted as soon as possible consistent with our bylaws, which will be at the next regular meeting Oct. 10, 2013 at 3pm. Because this is to comply with the Commissioner’s interpretation of state law, our bylaws will need to be changed. It certainly is not MNPEA’s intention to provide less electoral accountability to our members in elections, so MNPEA is happy to make this change.  Therefore- the current bylaws will be amended to read (deletions in strike through additions underlined):

 Article 5 Section 1

There shall be three officers of the Association. The officers of this Association shall be; a President, a vice president, and a Director.  The initial President of the Association shall be: David Patrick Deal.  The initial President shall appoint the remaining positions of Vice President and Director for a full five four year term.

After initial officers have been appointed, and their initial five four year terms are completed, thereafter the above officers shall be elected to five four year terms of office which term commences immediately upon election or appointment and continues until successors enter upon their duties.

MNPEA Welcomes St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Supervisors Unit

On August 2nd, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Supervisors Unit.  The election results were 10 to 1 for Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc.   The BMS certified MNPEA as the exclusive representative for the  St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Supervisors Unit.

WELCOME!

 

MNPEA Welcomes Edina Police Dispatchers Unit

On March 19th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the Edina Police Dispatchers Unit.  The ballot count was 6 for MNPEA, 0 for Teamsters Local 320 and 0 for No Representation.  Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. was certified as the exclusive representative for the Edina Police Dispatchers Unit.

WELCOME!

 

McLeod County Deputy, MNPEA Member, “Charges Dismissed”.

Attorney Rob Fowler, MNPEA Legal Counsel and FOP LDP Attorney, was interviewed after the prosecutor requested that the Judge dismiss the case.  See the story here.

 

MNPEA Welcomes City of Ada PD

On December 12th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the City of Ada Police Department.  The results were 2 for Minnesota Public Employees Association and 0 for No Representation.  The BMS certified MNPEA as the exclusive representative for the City of Ada Police.

WELCOME!

 

MNPEA Welcomes Red Wing PD Patrol Officers

On December 11th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the Red Wing Police Department, Patrol Officers.  The election results were 15 for Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. and 4 votes for Teamsters Local 320.  The BMS certified MNPEA as the exclusive representative for the Red Wing Police, Patrol Officers Unit.

 WELCOME!

 

MNPEA Welcomes City of East Bethel Employees

On November 27th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services counted ballots in the election of a new Exclusive Representative for the City of East Bethel.

The vote was 10 for Minnesota Public Employees Association and 1 for Teamsters Local 320.

The MN BMS Certified MNPEA as the exclusive representative.

The City of East Bethel Employees are the 30th unit certified to MNPEA.

WELCOME!

 

MNPEA Welcomes Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Supervisors Unit

On November 21st, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services counted ballots and certified results for the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office Licensed and Non-Licensed Supervisors Unit.    The vote was 5 to 0 for Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc as their exclusive representative.

Welcome!

 

MNPEA Welcomes White Bear Lake Police

On November 7th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for White Bear Lake Police Essential Employees Unit.  The vote was 11 for Minnesota Public Employees Association and 4 for Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS).

WELCOME!

 

MNPEA Welcomes Arrowhead Regional Corrections Board Employees

On November 7th, the MN Bureau of Mediation Services certified election results for the Arrowhead Regional Corrections Board, Non-Essential Employees Unit.  The vote was 55 for MNPEA and 54 for AFSCME Minnesota Council 5.

WELCOME!