MSEA is a union of nearly 6,000 classified public school
employees from over 60 school districts in Minnesota.
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The custodial group from SW Metro Coop joined MSEA effective October 2103. The custodians have be added to the existing MSEA SW Metro unit after being released from another union. We want to thank SW Metro Stewards Paul Lidstone and Lisa Notermann for coordinating with the custodians' transition, assisting in answering questions and advocating on behalf of MSEA. Organizer Shane Orthmann and Executive Director Christina Clark were instrumental in making this possible. Thanks again to all! Welcome aboard SW Metro Custodians!
Congratulations and welcome to the custodians of Lake of the Woods, who are MSEA members as of August 29th! We are honored and proud that you chose to join MSEA’s 6,000 members in improving the quality of Minnesota schools! Schools work because WE do.
MSEA would like to thank LOTW unit leadership Pat Dittrich and Monica Buegler for reaching out to custodians in their district. Organizer Shane Orthmann and Field Rep Greg Gardner worked closely with unit leaders and the new members to make the transition a smooth one. We're excited to now represent all of the LOTW support staff! Strength in Unity!
Thanks to everyone who attended either the Bemidji or Mankato Core Training! Members stepped up in a big way this year, sharing their success stories including tips for establishing a successful building rep program, sponsoring a school board election forum or becoming more active and effective leaders within their bargaining units. We have much to be proud of and were excited to highlight MSEA units that shine! read more
Centennial members rally before attending the August 19th school
board meeting - where a district parent and two special education teachers spoke in support of providing insurance benefits and a competitve wage for the Centennial paraprofessionals. What a
good looking bunch!
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Minnesotans will now be able to apply online to register to vote or update their existing registration. Absentee ballot applications will also be available online for military and overseas voters. The convenient online process will reduce errors in voter rosters and deliver significant cost- and time-savings for local election officials. read Secretary of State news release
QUOTE: "When you Google "hero", there should be a picture of a principal, a school lunch worker, a custodian, a reading specialist, a teacher or a bus monitor. Real heros don't wear capes. They work in America's schools". read entire letter
8.28.13 MPRNEWS - Automatic federal budget cuts ordered this spring were problematic in parts of Minnesota. Reservation schools are already laying off staff in anticipation of significant cuts to federal impact aid. That's money schools get because they can't levy property taxes on federal lands. MSEA represents school support staff on the Cass Lake and Red Lake school districts. read more
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