- Food Service Staff in Eden Prairie struck a tentative agreement in August, which included a $3/hr. raise!
- Eden Prairie Custodians also voted for their tentative agreement with wage increases ranging from 5.5 to 9% in the first year!
- Braham Paraeducators and Administration Support staff signed a tentative agreement with 12% raises in the first year!
- Braham members are also voting to combine three units into a multi-unit to unite their members at the bargaining table.
- Stewards across the state have been signing up members now that 30-minute new hire union orientation is guaranteed by state law.
- Watertown Food Services won wage increases, and longevity raises for the first time in their contract.
- Isle Multi-Unit won $6/hr. raises for bus drivers and 4.5% for all other units this year.
- New Ulm members won an average of 15% raises over two years, and food service won Un-grandfathered vacation, so everyone has vacation.
- Jim Likely, a Minneapolis custodian, did a double take when he received his paycheck for the new school year:
“Last week, when I received my first paycheck for the start of the fiscal year, the amount was so high I thought there was a mistake, and I was being overpaid. I reached out to my organizer and human resources to confirm, but they both assured me that we bargained for this new rate. Sometimes, when we fight for something and win it, it feels so unreal, but I am so happy our bargaining team was able to win this life-changing raise for us.”