MAPE and other labor contracts pass the Senate

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The Minnesota Senate today passed MAPE’s 2021-2023 contract so our contract will stay in effect. The Senate unanimously passed the labor contracts bill, SF 3254, 66-0.

In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in March, the House approved HF 3346, the  2021-2023 contracts for government employees. This legislative approval means the contracts will be in effect for the duration of the contract.

“We have all provided much-needed services like health care, corrections, college faculty and care for our state’s veterans, seniors and the most vulnerable,” MAPE Statewide President Megan Dayton said. "Passage of these contracts simply means that we can continue to provide services to these people around the state."

“MAPE members and other government employees worked tirelessly to keep Minnesotans safe and government running throughout the pandemic, often with great risk to themselves and their families,” Dayton added.

Last week MAPE  worked with other unions to organize a press conference to raise the voices of state workers at the Capitol to call on the Senate to pass our contracts. Inter Faculty Organization of Minnesota State, Minnesota Nurses Association and Teamsters represented.

The contracts were negotiated last year within the biennial budget appropriations and therefore already funded.   

“Hundreds of MAPE members contacted legislators and urged them to pass our labor contracts. Thousands more contributed ideas to our Negotiations Team and others met with Gov. Walz and asked him to support the contract. I’m really proud to be part of this team, “Dayton said.