2019-2021 Contract Information

Contract Update: Nov. 22 paychecks will contain back pay (10/31/2019)

State employees' last paycheck in Nov. will contain a holiday surprise: the cost of living adjustments negotiated in MAPE’s 2019-2021 tentative contract. The paycheck on Nov. 22 will include retroactive pay for July 1-Oct. 29.

Employees who retired or left state service after June 30 will need to notify their employer if they want to receive the pay increase. Agencies will be sending out notification soon.

Our new contract language allows individual agencies, at their discretion, to work with MAPE on reimbursement of student loan payments, as well as recruitment and retention incentives for hard-to-staff positions. It’s up to all of us to encourage agencies to get involved in these new projects. If you want to help with this effort, reach out to the MAPE members on your agency’s Meet and Confer teams at https://mape.org/committees/meet-and-confer-committees.

Healthcare Open Enrollment begins today and closes on Nov. 20. This is the only time employees can change insurance benefits for the next year unless employees experience a qualifying life event. These benefits are an important part of our compensation and health; the plans have changed so you may want to take some time to review the options at https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/open-enrollment/medical.jsp. If you live in the southern part of the state and will be impacted by changes to Mayo Clinic cost levels, please contact Kirsten Peterson at kpeterson@mape.org. (Kirsten, Local 1801, will be temporarily helping MAPE cover the St. Peter/Mankato area for the next few months.)    

 

MAPE contract likely temporarily approved this week (10/23/19)

If the Subcommittee on Employee Relations (SER) does not meet by tomorrow, Oct. 24, MAPE’s 2019-2021 contract will go into interim effect retroactive to July 1, 2019.

The SER was scheduled to meet Oct. 22 but SER staff received notice that morning that the meeting was cancelled. No reason was provided for the cancellation.

After receiving the contracts from Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), the SER has a 30-day window to act on them and the window closes on Oct. 24. The full Legislature must ratify the contracts next year.

MAPE President Chet Jorgenson said he was surprised to learn the hearing had been cancelled. “For several months we worked with MMB to reach a modest, but fair contract in a tough budget year. This contract is crucial for Minnesota to retain and recruit professional employees that provide the high-quality services Minnesotans deserve and expect,” Jorgenson said.

“Members are looking forward to having the opportunity to share the importance of that work with the legislature during the 2020 session,” Jorgenson added.  

The 2019-2021 contract includes a 2.25 and 2.5 percent cost of living adjustments. Step increases apply to eligible employees each year of the contract.  

The contract is especially important to Local 1302’s Mario Traveline, a fisheries specialist with the Dept. of Natural Resources. “I joined state service so I could do good work for the people of our state. I have a master’s degree and I work hard every day, but I still struggle to make ends meet. My three colleagues and I have families and all three of us work a second, and in my case third, job to make more income. I work for a food delivery service and in the winter, when most people are asleep, I literally moonlight on an emergency snow removal crew,” Traveline said.

After the contract goes into interim effect on Oct. 25, MMB will begin working to implement the terms of the agreement. The new salary schedules and back pay may take a few pay periods to be fully processed. We will provide an update once we hear more regarding the timeline. Members who retired between July 1 and Oct. 24 are eligible to receive retroactive pay but must submit their request in writing to MMB.

 

UPDATE: SER Cancels October 22nd Meeting (10/22/19)

The Senate sent the SER committee staff a cancellation notice late Monday evening, and which was sent out promptly to effected parties this morning when committee staff received the notice. No reason was provided for the cancellation.

The SER has a 30 day window after receiving the contracts to act upon them, which closes on October 24. The committee rules require the chair of the SER to give three days notice of any meeting "as far as practicable," and therefore we may see the meeting rescheduled by Thursday.

If the committee does not take action on the contracts by October 24, the contracts will go into interim effect retroactive to July 1, 2019.

By majority vote, the SER can vote to approve or not approve our contract on an interim basis. If the SER has a tie vote or does not act, the contract goes into effect on an interim basis. The full Legislature must take up the contract for final approval next year.

"We bargained a fair contract in a tough state budget year. It is important to retain and recruit professional employees to provide the high-quality services Minnesotans deserve and expect. Minnesota is often ranked at the top of states to live, work and retire, and MAPE members are proud to provide the services Minnesotans rely on," MAPE President Chet Jorgenson said.

The SER is comprised of five members from both the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives and provides interim approval of negotiated agreements, arbitration awards and compensation plans for the executive branch. The Legislature then votes to ratify the agreements during the following legislative session.

MAPE members overwhelmingly approved their 2019-2021 proposed contract. The proposed agreement was approved by more than 94 percent of members voting. 

Below you will find information information about the contract, including a voter booklet detailing proposed contract changes, a letter outlining the Negotiations Committee’s recommendations, two-page tentative agreement highlights document and other materials.

 

Information on the 2019-2021 Tentative Agreement:

Calculate your own wage increases based on the proposed 2019-2021 contract. Results for July 1, 2019 are based on a 2.25% increase and results for July 1, 2020 are based on a 2.5% increase. Wage Calculator and Premium Impacts >>

Local Contract Informational Meetings:

Below is a list of Local Contract Information Meetings held in July and August. 

Local Date of Meeting Time of Meeting Location
101 Tuesday, July 09, 2019 12 p.m. DNR, Central Office
201 Thursday, July 25, 2019 12 p.m. 444
201 Thursday, August 1, 2019 12 p.m. 444
401 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12 p.m. Revenue
501 Thursday, July 11, 2019 12 p.m. DEED, Minnesota Room
502 Thursday, July 18, 2019 12 p.m. DPS
601 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12 p.m. Basement of Metro Square
601 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:30 a.m.

MNsure only, due to limited space
Mississippi Room

602 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:30 a.m. Lake Superior Room of MN Housing Finance Agency
701 Monday, July 15, 2019 11:30 a.m. Centennial - Blazing Star Room
701 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:30 a.m. Centennial
801 Thursday, July 25, 2019 12 p.m. MNDOT  Room B22
802 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12 p.m. 60 Empire Dr
901 Monday, July 8, 2019 12 p.m. Freeman Building
902 Monday, July 15, 2019 12 p.m. MDH
1001 Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:30 a.m. MNDOT Waters' Edge
1001 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:30 a.m. Lottery
1001 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:30 a.m. MDE
1101 Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:30 a.m. U Garden Chinese Restaurant, 2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis
1102 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12 p.m. Hastings Veterans Home, Building 20 Resource Room
1102 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:45 a.m. Minneapolis Veterans Home, Building 19 Theater
1201 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12 p.m. Brown and Bigelow - Room 1133
1202 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12 p.m.

Maplewood Pizza Ranch, 1845 E County Rd D E STE 100, Maplewood, MN 55109

1203 Thursday, July 25, 2019 11 a.m. BCA second floor conference room
1301 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12 p.m. Blaine Career Force Location: 1201 89th Avenue NE, Blaine: Room 226
1302 Thursday, August 1, 2019 12 p.m. Normandale Community College
1303 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12 p.m. MCF-Lino
1304 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12 p.m. Minneapolis College
1401 Thursday, August 08, 2019 11:55 a.m.

VIA ITV

Hibbing CC, Rm B204

Itasca CC, Rm A114

Mesabi Range CC Virginia, Rm L130

Rainy River CC, Rm H100

Vermillion CC, Rm CS104A

Togo, Thistledew Conference Room

Grand Rapids DNR via weblink

1402 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12 p.m.

Paulucchi Bldg, 525 Lake Avenue, Duluth Fourth floor

1501 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12 p.m. Lueken's North, 1171 Paul Bunyan Drive NW (Bemidji), Meeting Room
1502 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12 p.m. Thief River Falls - Northland Community College - room 461B
1502 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12 p.m. Detroit Lakes - Spitfire Restaurant - North Shore Room
1502 Thursday, July 18, 2019 12 p.m. Moorhead - Boulder Tap Restaurant - back part of restaurant
1601 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12 p.m.

MNDOT District 3 Building
7694 Industrial Park Road
Baxter, Mn 56425-8096

1602 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8 a.m. Alexandria Tech and Community College room 213
1602 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 10 a.m. State Fergus Falls room s436
1602 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12 p.m.

Fergus Falls Pizza Ranch, 604 Frontier Dr, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

1701 Friday, July 26, 2019 12 p.m. Moose Lake MSOP
1702

Monday, August 5, 2019

12 p.m. Saint Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) Room 1-157
1702 Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:30 a.m. DEED office (unemployment call center)
1702 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12 p.m. DNR - Sauk Rapids
1702 Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:45 p.m. Saint Cloud Great River Regional Library, Bremer Community Room
1702 Friday, July 12, 2019 11:30 a.m. MN State IT Staff Office Quarry Center, 314 10th Ave. S., Waite Park, MN 56387
1703 Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12 p.m. Cambridge, Sidelines Bar
1703 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12 p.m. Pine Tech
1703 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12 p.m. Creekside Cafe
1801 Tuesday, July 09, 2019 12 p.m. New Ulm DNR Office
1901 Friday, July 12, 2019 12 p.m. MSH
1902 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12 p.m. Jake's Pizza
1903 Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:30 a.m. Godfather's in Faribault
2001 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12 p.m. Riverland, C124 in East Building
2001 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12 p.m. DNR/AG/BWSR - Center Conference Room
2001 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5 p.m. Red Wing - Liberty's
2001 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12 p.m. DOT
2001 Friday, August 9, 2019 12 p.m. WSU - Maxwell 158
2001 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12 p.m. MnDOT in Rochester
2101 Tuesday, July 09, 2019 12 p.m. ELA 2370/80 (+ Skype option)
2101 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12 p.m. ELA 2360

 

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