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


MSEA Represents:

MSEA Provides:

  • Paraprofessionals

  • Secretaries

  • Bus Drivers

  • Custodians

  • Food Service

  • Technicians

  • Health Assistants
  • Contract negotiations & enforcement

  • Employee discipline representation

  • Conflict resolution

  • Grievance & arbitration handling

  • Unit leadership training

  • Legislative lobbying & monitoring



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New Unit Alert!


MSEA would like to welcome our newest unit:


Barnesville Paraprofessionals


Voted by majority to be represented by MSEA. We welcome you to the MSEA family!




Centennial Blue Heron Days Parade

Though the day was hot and humid, the Centennial Paras enjoyed greeting the spectators and passing out candy and Centennial pencils.  What a fun day!



Blue Heron Elem - Bruce Moffat, Cori Santo, Jenna Larson,

Candy Dunne & Karen Hildenbrandt; Golden Lake Elem - Jeanne Eikum



Centennial High School - Mary Beth Vanyo, Pat Zeitner, Chris Foster & Mary Lansing




MSEA Bemidji Drivers "Adopt a Highway"

BemidjiAdoptAHwyChief Steward Jeff Erickson (Bemidji Drivers) had a great idea.  Several years ago, he contacted the Dept of Transportation to inquire about "Adopting a Highway."  He thought this program would be a good way to build unity among the drivers and raise public awareness about MSEA.  Although initially placed on a waiting list, Jeff was recently notified that a one-mile section was now available near the Bemidji High School.  Jeff brought the proposal to his unit who voted unanimously to commit to cleaning their section twice a year. Their new sign is posted on Hwy 2. 


This great idea ticks all the boxes....promotes unity with the drivers, increases public awareness, all while doing something great for the community and our environment.  Way to go Bemidji Drivers!






ParaEducators Advocate for Support Staff



WASHINGTON:  Martha Penry (CSEA Board Member), Deanne Glynn (MSEA President) and Reen Doser (PSE President), members of NCCESEU.  With over 75 years of experience, the three ParaEducators advocated for support staff to receive dedicated funds from the Elementary Secondary Education Act for staff development.




NCCESEU Meeting in Washington, D.C.



APRIL 28, 2015:  President Deanne Glynn and Executive Director Tee McClenty listen to Lyle Lierman - Associate Director of Public Engagement, White House Champions for Change at the NCCESEU (National Coalition of Classified Educational Support Employee Unions) meeting in Washington D.C.



 2015 Union Women's Retreat Attracts Record Crowd

APRIL 22-24, 2015:  Some 160 women took part in the 2015 Minnesota Union Women's Retreat coordinated by the Labor Education Service.  The diverse group brought new experiences and energy to the fourth of these biennial retreats.  read more



MSEA Executive Director Tee McClenty spoke to a room of union women leaders about leadership and overcoming obstacles.  Pictured below:  Stacy Spexet (United Steelworkers), Mary Cathryn Ricker (AFT), Tee McClenty (MSEA) & Shar Knutson (MN AFL-CIO).




MSEA 2015 Delegate Assembly

VotingCards2Members from around the state attended MSEA's annual Delegate Assembly held in Fergus Falls on April 17-18.  Delegates heard reports from the President and Executive Director, passed the 2015-16 Budget, received a Legislative Update and Strategic Plan Overview, voted on resolutions and filled four positions on the MSEA Board of Directors.  Of course there was plenty of time for networking and socializing as well.


And while we're always glad to see so many familiar faces, we were equally pleased to meet some new friends this year - a good sign that members are interested in making their voices heard and wanting to help shape MSEA into a union that best serves us all!  Click here to view DA photos, elections and award recipients.






Did You Know?


Labor Studies Skills Courses

LABOR EDUCATION SERVICE - These non-credit courses provide a foundation in "nuts & bolts" areas important to working people.  Classes are open to all.


All sessions are held on the West Bank of the U of M campus.  Contact LES by email or call 612.624.5020.  Visit the LES website to download the 2015-16 brochure for schedule and registration information.


Workday Minnesota

 Untold stories series focuses on "Worker Rights and Wrongs"

 View workdayminnesota for the full article.




MSEA Member Benefits


  • Access To Savings
  • Nancy Crippen Educational Scholarship
  • $2,000 Horace Mann Life Insurance
  • $2,000 Accidential Death Insurance
  • MSEA Retireement Program
  • MN ZOO Discounts
  • United Educators Credit Union


To get detailed descriptions of our member benefits please log in or call the office at 651.227.3623




Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

A Labor and Education Partnership

Application Deadline: JUNE 1, 2016

To be eligible, a scholarship applicant must be a racial minority and a union member or be the child, grandchild, or spouse of a union member.  Scholarships are awarded to both full-time and part-time students who will be attending a MnSCU tech or community college or state university in the fall of 2016.

 Scholarship amounts are:   $1,200 for full-time students (12 or more credits undergraduate or 6 credits or more graduate) and $500.00 for part-time students (6-11 credits undergraduate work)

Applications and additional information are available online at or by calling

(651) 738-1404 or Toll free (866) 738-5238



Access To Savings


 MSEA members can now take advantage of Access to Savings - a Member-Only discount program offering members convenient and easily redeemable savings of up to 50% on:  dining, shopping, hotel & travel, auto rental & services, movies & entertainment, recreation, home & garden, health & beauty and more.  Over 300,000 participating national and local merchants. All MSEA members were mailed their Members-Only Code with instruction how to log in to the Access to Savings website to register and save! Happy Savings!




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