MSEA Training Materials

Chief Steward Manual - 2015

Chief Steward Checklist - 2015
Building Rep Manual - 2015

Building Rep Checklist - 2015

Negotiation Team Manual - 2015
Contract Campaign Manual - 2009
Navigating Conflict - 2012

MSEA Policies 

Download policies MSEA policies and procedures (pdf).


MSEA Publications

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MSEA Newsletters
Update Mailings

MSEA Forms

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Other Resources

Right To Work:  Unfair.  Unsafe.  Unnecessary.

"Right to Work" is a deceptive term and does not give

anyone the 'right' to 'work'.  This Constitutional Amendment

would destroy the best job security protection that exists -

the union contract.  Right to Work is an attack on unions

and workers' ability to collectively bargain by allowing fair

share fee payers to receive the full benefits of a union

contract without having to pay any dues at all.


         A Losing Bet (Projecting Right to Work's Impact on

                               Minnesota's Economy)  Nov 2012



Para Credential Tracking/Verification
Email Elizabeth Pretzel to receive Para Credential documents
in Word format.

Cont Ed Certificate of Completion
Special Services Para Staff Information
Competency Grid
Para Credential workshop packet
MSEA PowerPoint presentation

Helpful Links

Check out these websites focusing on labor, education,
job-specific resources, public employees and state &
federal agencies. If MSEA’s website doesn’t have what
you’re looking for – these will!


News & Notes


Archived MSEA and other labor-related news articles.



Resources - MSEA Policies


MSEA Governing Policies

Click on the links below to download MSEA documents (in pdf format) or contact Becky Gaiovnik to receive them electronically.


MSEA Articles of Incorporation - updated April 2010

MSEA Bylaws - updated April 2012

MSEA General Policies and Procedures - updated July 24, 2013

MSEA Unit Model Operating Policy - updated April 2013

MSEA Member Organizing Incentive - updated July 24, 2013

MSEA Unit Treasury Code of Standards - updated Sept 22, 2012

MSEA Dues Policy - as of January 10, 2009


MSEA 2015-18 Strategic Plan



Members Welfare Benefit - 2014 Summary Annual Report


Resources - MSEA forms


Click on the links below to download MSEA documents (in pdf format) or contact Becky Gaiovnik to receive them electronically.


Unit Funds Deduction Authorization Form

Unit Projected Budget - updated May 12, 2010

Unit Year End Income & Expenses - updated May 12, 2010

Unit Leader Reimbursement Form

Member Reimbursement Form - updated Jan 1, 2017


Board Expense Form - updated Jan 12, 2017
Board Stipend Form
Board Wage Reimbursement
Board Member Contact Form

Resources - Helpful links


Below is a list of websites you may find interesting and/or helpful.



MN State Government Agencies and Pertinent Statutes

Bureau of Mediation Serves (BMS)

Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Minnesota Legislative Auditor - view the recent No Child Left Behind audit and recommendations.

Minnesota WorkForce Center - Unemployment and other information.


Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)



US Government Agencies


U.S. Dept. of Education

U.S. Dept. of Education - No Child Left Behind Act

Workers' Compensation (MN Dept of Labor and Industry)

Dept. of Labor

Dept. of Labor - Veterans' Issues



MSEA Unit Websites

Rochester Paraprofessionals



Job Classification Organizations & Resources

Minnesota School Nutrition Association (formerly American School Food Service Association)

eFolio Minnesota

ETS ParaPro website and sample test

Minnesota Assn of Education Office Professionals (MN resource for office and clerical employees)

National Assn of Education Office Professionals (Nat'l resource for office and clerical employees)

National Clearinghouse for Paraeducator Resources

No Child Left Behind - U.S. Dept of Ed

Paraeducators Supporting Students with Disabilities and At-Risk (Impact Feature)
         (click on Various Topics)
          Explores the growing role of paraeducators in our schols, describing some of the challenges
          of that role and offering guidance and success stories in the areas of training, teamwork,
          supervision and professional development.

ParaPro Assessment
         (Check out these websites to help you prepare for the test.)  (Practical resources for education paraprofessionals)   (Your source for free practice tests)     



Legislative Bodies

Minnesota House of Representatives

Minnesota Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

Polling Report - An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.




Union Label - The Union Label and Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO, was founded in 1909 to promote the products and services produced in America by union members.

National Do Not Call List - Register your cell and home phone numbers to block telemarketers for five years.

(Or call 888.382.1222)




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