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Welcome to the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Professional Employees Association (MPEA).

MPEA bargains for a fair contract for all employees we represent (member or non-member) which outlines the terms and conditions of employment. Becoming a dues-paying member grants you access to more benefits:

  • MPEA protects your rights by filing grievances when a contract violation occurs
  • MPEA represents you in discipline and Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) meetings
  • Member meetings with updates on grievances, union business, contract negotiations, and more
  • Receive our monthly email newsletter
  • Dues-paying members can vote on the contract and in other union issues
  • Run for the Board of Directors and/or participate in any member committees
  • Access to social events like happy hours, lunches, or giveaways

Negotiating starting wage or salary

If you have received a job offer from the City of Minneapolis, you may be able to negotiate your starting wage or salary step based on prior experience. You will not be able to negotiate this after beginning employment. 

Your wage or salary will be determined by the "Step" you accept. Many positions in MPEA have seven possible steps, which loosely correspond to years of experience. 

See the Contract and Salary Schedule. Contact the Board if you have questions. 

Negotiating starting vacation accrual rate

You may also be able to negotiate your vacation accrual rate based on prior experience. You will not be able to negotiate this after beginning employment. 

MPEA employees with more time at the City accrue more vacation days per year. You may negotiate to have your years of prior experience outside the City recognized so you begin accruing at a higher rate. 

See the Contract for rates of vacation accrual. Contact the Board if you have questions. 

Membership Dues

Membership dues are currently set annually at a rate of .0075 of gross income. For example: A gross annual income of $80,000 would equate to a dues rate of about $23.00/check. That is a small price to pay for the protection and security of MPEA. When you sign and submit the membership card attached, dues are taken out of each paycheck by the City.

If you're interested in joining, please download the enrollment form below. Submit the completed form to the MPEA Secretary (rebecca.gaida@minneapolismn.gov). 

Page Last Updated: Jul 16, 2024 (12:00:59)
Minneapolis Professional Employees Association
PO Box 15672
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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