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