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Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

Aug 12, 2013

State public employee unions approve contracts

Labor contracts for more than 30,000 state workers have been approved by the two major public employee unions.

Nov 22, 2011

Mohamud Noor picks up union endorsements in SD 59 contest

The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers have endorsed Mohamud Noor in the upcoming special election in Senate District 59.

Jun 29, 2011

Public employee unions reach agreement on terms of shutdown

The state's two primary labor unions for public employees have reached an agreement with state officials on what benefits workers will continue to receive if a government shutdown begins on Friday.

Jun 14, 2011

Union seeks explanation from Hackbarth about email complaining of ‘communist’ propaganda

The top official of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees wants an explanation from Rep. Tom Hackbarth for a contentious email to a constituent comparing the union's lobbying tactics to Adolph Hitler and Fidel Castro.

Jun 10, 2011

Report: Pension switch-over would cost $2.7B in first decade

With the entire state watching to see whether Rep. Morrie Lanning can pass a bill to fund a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, one would assume he has little room on his legislative agenda for other matters.

Feb 2, 2011

Tech consolidation bill gets union pushback

During the 2008-09 biennium, Minnesota spent just over $360 million for information technology services, including software, hardware, contractors and personnel. State workers use more than 32,000 computers to do their jobs, according to a survey conducted last year by the Office of Enterprise Technology. The Amateur Sports Commission, for instance, has three computers, while the Department of Cor[...]

Jun 30, 2010

MAPE releases legislative scorecard, endorsements

The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees has released its legislative rankings for the 2010 session. The public employees union scrutinized 16 House votes and 15 Senate votes in assessing the performance of legislators. Among the issues considered: support for the bonding bill and a plan to salvage the state's General Assistance Medical Care program for poor individuals.

Jan 8, 2010

Union’s budget plan attacks Pawlenty patronage

Minnesota's state employees union announced last week that it had dug up $100 million in budget-cutting possibilities to help the state solve its mind-boggling deficit, but most of the scrutiny centered on a small portion of the proposal: a list of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's "questionable" political appointees.

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