Locals 1101, 1102 and 1902 host “socials” for members in Minneapolis and Mankato

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Local 1102 President Brian MacNeill, Region 11 Co-Chief Steward  Michele Wilson and Local 1101 Vice President Kevin Nelson

MAPE members from Locals 1101, 1102 and 1902 gathered for dinner, camaraderie and union business in Minneapolis and Mankato last month. Locals 1101 and 1102 represent employees working at the Departments of Corrections, Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Human Services, Labor and Industry, MNIT, Revenue and Veterans Affairs in the Twin Cities, and Local 1902 co-hosted dinner with their AFSCME colleagues in Mankato.  

“It’s amazing we have 17,000 professional employees in our bargaining unit and it’s great that members from 1101 and 1102 can come together outside of our workplaces. At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we’re crawling out of a COVID-19 world and it’s really meaningful to see everyone here tonight,” Local 1102 President Brian MacNeill told the group.   

Local 1101 and 1102 members share dinner in Minneapolis.

Statewide Vice President Angie Halseth updated members on the upcoming membership blitz, Lobby Day and other issues. Halseth urged members to attend Lobby Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 19. Members are encouraged to gather at the Capitol to lobby our state senators and representatives on MAPE’s legislative priorities and then participate in a rally in the Capitol rotunda in the afternoon. Halseth asked members to attend and talk with their legislators because “Lobby Day directly impacts our way of life.”  

In Mankato, Local 1902 co-hosted dinner for 140 with their AFSCME colleagues. Local 1902 represents Minnesota State, DEED and the Department of Transportation. Members also played cornhole, trivia and other games at the event. 

“Unions United” was the theme for the evening. “Our unions have a lot in common: we work in the same departments, serve the same people; working at a college you’re here for the students,” said MAPE Local 1902 Steward Abbey Lane, an academic advisor at South Central College.  

Local 1902 dinner with AFSCME