Local 1001 vote to determine whether to form a new Local 1002
An election is underway now through Nov. 13 to determine whether Region 10 will be split into two locals, 1001 and 1002.
MAPE’s Board of Directors approved a petition submitted by Local 1001 members of the Dept. of Education to form a new Local 1002, comprised only of members from the Minnesota Dept. of Education (MDE). Board members authorized a vote by members who would be in the new local.
The vote takes place Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 at midnight. MDE members who would be in the new local will be emailed a link to an online ballot. Members may vote to either form a new Local 1002 or retain the current local structure with a single local [Local 1001].
If MDE employees approve the formation of a new local, existing local 1001 would consist of members from MinnCORR, Lottery, Gambling Control, Dept. of Human Services, MNIT Services and Dept. of Transportation Metro District. Since all officers of Local 1001 are currently from the Dept. of Education, the entire executive team would serve in the newly formed Local 1002. If members vote to split the local, remaining members of Local 1001 would have to elect a new slate of officers: president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
If members vote to have two locals, both locals would still be in Region 10 and would work closely as a region. Region 10 Director Ken Kalamaha and Chief Steward Alex Migambi would remain in their positions. Surplus monies in the current budget would be split between the two locals and future funding would continue to be allocated from MAPE, based on membership numbers for each local.