The paraprofessional staff in Rochester voted to join Education Minnesota in 2018 and have now settled their first contract, receiving a retirement benefit match for the first time and about a $1 an hour pay increase.
A room full of books, classroom decorations, furniture, bins and more that you can take for free?
President Denise Specht and Secretary-Treasurer Rodney Rowe took office for a third three-year term July 1. They are joined on the leadership team by new Vice President Bernie Burnham.
Minnesota educators have recommitted themselves to the union in big ways in the year-and-a-half since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Janus vs. AFSCME case.