MSEA is a union of nearly 6,000 classified public school
employees from over 60 school districts in Minnesota.


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MSEA Provides:

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  • Custodians
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  • Technicians
  • Contract negotiations & enforcement
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  • Conflict resolution
  • Grievance & arbitration handling
  • Unit leadership training
  • Legislative lobbying & monitoring

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Centennial Employee of the Year - Leslye Erzberber

leslyeCongratulations 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!




2014 MSEA August Rally!2014ARLogo

The August Rally "PEOPLE POWER"  is right around the corner!  We're looking forward to welcoming back old friends and making a few new ones when we gather once again at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge.  Cross your fingers for great weather and NO mosquitoes!   Rally details




MSEA's 34th Delegate Assembly Highlights

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!




 MSEA Hiring From Within


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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!


web JaneAnderson2013JANE 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?


Landmark Victory to Protect Target Janitors' Rights

WORKDAY MINNESOTA 6.10.14 - After years of struggle, a Twin Cities worker center announced a landmark agreement with Target Corp to improve conditions and uphold the rights of workers who clean Target stores.  view video




Raise the Minimum Wage in Minnesota - $9.50 by 2015

RTWIn Minnesota, nearly half a million low-wage workers deserve a wage.  They help us raise our children, care for our aging parents, clean our offices, serve our food and more.  They help everybody else do their jobs, yet htey don't share in the prosperity they help create.  Their professions have been undervalued for far too long and it's time to make their hard work pay.  Check out ongoing coverage by Workday Minnesota.  download MSEA's RTW flyer


Contact your MN Representative.  Tell them you are a constituent of theirs and you vote.  Ask them to Support HF 92 to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2015.


"We all do better when we all do better."  

--MN Senator Paul Wellstone




Construction of MN Vikings Stadium Will Be All-Union Job

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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