Help negotiate your raises and benefits
Help negotiate your raises, health care and other benefits. As a member of MAPE, you can do that. You have a seat at the bargaining table. Provide input in-person to your regional negotiations representative, online through the MAPE website or run for office to join the Negotiations Team.
Union wage earners make an average of $3.51 more per hour than non-union workers ("Employee benefits in the United States" -- July 11, 2012).
Why? Historically, MAPE members have voted to maintain fair wages and above-average health-care coverage. Here's a look at what our collective bargaining has achieved just since 2000.
|Year||Across the board increases||Step increase|
|(i.e., cost of living adjustments)||(3.5%)|
|2003||0% (governor-imposed wage freeze)||yes|
|2009||0% (governor-imposed wage freeze)||no|
|2010||0% (governor-imposed wage freeze)||yes|
|2012||2% (retroactive to Jan. 2, 2013)||yes|
Health insurance benefits: Minnesota state employees other employee groups
(Bureau of Labor Statistics news release: )
|Employer-paid percentage of single coverage|
|Public sector non-unionized||87%|
|Employer-paid percentage of family coverage|
|Public sector non-unionized||65%|