The Minnesota Public Employees Association “MNPEA” was formed by Minnesota Public Employee Union Members in response to a call from Union Members around the state for reform in the way they were being represented by large “National and International Unions”. Members are tired of paying high monthly Union Dues while they continue to fall behind economically with many not receiving COLAs or even Step increases for several years now. Meanwhile they watch their Union Representatives continue to take pay raises along with extravagant benefits and perks. They watch as their Reps travel around the country attending expensive conventions and conferences that do nothing to enhance the lives of the Members. When they ask for “down to the penny” Financial Reports they are told that unions don’t have to explain every expenditure. Many are also tired of not having input on Political Agendas, Endorsements or in any Union Affairs. We have heard these and other issues and have responded with a new vision for Minnesota Public Employee Representation in the 21st Century.  At MNPEA we deliver both Enhanced and Cost Effective Representation for Public Employees across the state.

  • Dues: $39 per month including the MNPEA Legal Plan for non Law Enforcement Members and the FOP Legal Plan for Sworn Officers. (One time $25 initiation fee. Automatic dues reduction for members making under $15.60 / hour.)

  • Dues rate is locked in through 2016 and can only be increased after 2016 in accordance with the MNPEA By-Laws.

  • ALL Dues Monies stay in the association for the benefit of the members. Nothing goes to a regional or National organization.

  • Business Agents and Attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience representing Public Employees in Minnesota.

  • Senior Stewards from all Bargaining Units on the Executive Advisory Board.

  • Transparency in all Financial Expenditures including salaries, benefits and perks.

  • Member Driven Lobbying Agendas and Political Endorsements.

  • Attorney Representation in Internal Affairs and Employer Investigations of MNPEA Members.

  • Attorney Representation at Unemployment and Veterans Preference Hearings.

  • Members receive Special Discounts on many personal legal matters.