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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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