Affirmative Action Committee
Affirmative Action Committee reviews affirmative action plans and activities by the administration for our bargaining unit, and works on affirmative action planning.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors is the highest legislative and policy-making body of MAPE, except when the Delegate Assembly is in session. The Board is composed of the Statewide Officers and regional directors elected by the membership. The Board possess all the legislative and policy-making authority of the Delegate Assembly, except the power to amend the Constitution and the Election Rules. The Board has the authority to make binding interpretations of all official MAPE documents including, but not limited to, the governing documents.
Constitution and Rules Committee
Constitution and Rules Committee provides coordination and analysis of proposed changes to the MAPE Constitution, Bylaws and Election Rules.
Delegate Assembly (DA)
Delegate Assembly (DA) is MAPE's highest governing body. Its powers include, but are not limited to, the authority to establish MAPE policies, approve budgets, levy dues, amend the governing documents, and adopt procedures for statewide, regional and local officer elections. The DA meets at least annually in the fall.
Elections Committee provides oversight to the statewide and regional elections. The committee validates candidate credentials, monitors campaigns, conducts elections and hears protests.
Employee Rights Committee (ERC)
Employee Rights Committee (ERC) is comprised of chief stewards from each of MAPE’s 21 regions and is chaired by MAPE’s Statewide First Vice President. This committee hears arbitration appeals, and plans the strategic direction for all MAPE stewards.
Executive Committee consists of MAPE's five Statewide Officers. The President is the presiding officer. The Executive Committee conducts the business of MAPE between the meetings of the Board of Directors and performs other duties as directed by the Board of Directors.
Finance Committee watches the MAPE checkbook and prepares a budget for the union. This committee is chaired by MAPE’s Statewide Treasurer.
Government Relations Committee (GRC)
Government Relations Committee (GRC) screens and recommends MAPE’s legislative goals. The GRC keeps our members informed about legislative issues and labor-related political activity, and promotes political activism.
Local Presidents Committee
Local Presidents was approved by the 2012 Delegate Assembly as a standing committee. Consisting of presidents of each local, the new standing committee will meet at least once each year, with the first meeting the day before the 2013 DA.
Meet and confer committees
MAPE and the employer support a cooperative relationship in which they “move toward a relationship of greater trust and respect without interfering with the collective bargaining process.” The MAPE contract further defines the purpose of meet and confer meetings “to deal with mutually identified issues through a problem-solving approach rather than in an adversarial climate.”
Membership Committee leads our efforts in membership recruitment and retention. The administration’s negotiators look closely at our membership numbers. The higher the percentage of members we have, the more we can help our contract negotiation efforts. The committee also establishes criteria for MAPE scholarships and selects scholarship recipients.
Negotiations Committee (Team)
Negotiations Committee (Team) negotiates our contract with the administration. During contract negotiations, this committee requires a lot of time and focus.
Team MAPE PAC
Team MAPE PAC directs political action by providing election campaign support in the form of financial contributions, screening and endorsing Minnesota candidates, and working on campaigns for people who support us as state employees.
Trustees consist of five members elected by the membership. The Trustees verify income and expenses of MAPE.
Mission statement: The primary purpose of the Women’s Caucus is to promote full and equal participation of women in MAPE and MAPE leadership roles. The committee’s mission is to encourage women to seek elective and appointive positions, and provide advice, mentoring and non-monetary support for these efforts.
The committee supports opportunities for women to attend trainings that encompass union leadership. The committee also oversees the Marge Ramsey Scholarship.