MMA Negotiations Team Enjoys ‘Pie Day’

MMA and the States negotiations teams took a break from the bargaining table, along with invited guests, to enjoy what has become a MMA tradition known as’ Pie Day’.

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During a tough round of bargaining for one of MMA’s early contracts Ron Rollins, Chief Negotiator called for a break and ordered a variety of pies from the 50’s Bar and Grill. This was a huge success and has become a treat that members on both sides look forward to each round of bargaining. Pie Day is so well remembered that former negotiating members from both sides are invited back just for pie day.


pieday2pieday4pieday3pieday5The MMA Negotiations Team has had three rounds of bargaining with the State, April 28th and 29th, May 27th-29th and June 11th and 12th. At least one more bargaining session is scheduled for July 15th through 17th.

MMA Members Roundtable

Greetings MMA Supervisors;

You are invited to attend a members roundtable hosted by MMA Executive Director Gary Kloos.  This is an opportunity to meet with Gary Kloos and Business Representatives My Lee and Robyn Cousin to hear about what’s happening at the Association as well as share your questions, ideas and concerns with your top leaders.  Specific topics that will be discussed include updates on negotiations, trends, and more.  Lunch will be provided.  Please work with your manager/supervisor to flex your time or take comp time to attend this meeting.  Space is limited.  REGISTER NOW by clicking on one of the links below. ( You do not need to print the ticket after you’ve registered.)

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Please contact MMA’s Office at 651-222-3811 if you have any questions.

Scholarships Awarded

The Scholarship Screening Committee reviewed sixty-six applications for the 2015-2016 academic years. The Scholarship Screening Committee included Julie Ramer, Chair, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Jim Manson, Revenue, Mary Vang, MnSCU and Dora Schumacher, MnSCU.There are always more deserving applicants than available scholarships; however, the screening committee had to make the difficult decision of choosing the winners. The applicants chosen illustrated not only outstanding academic achievement, but a balance of community service, work experience and family obligations. The recipients for member category are: Read Full Article

Getting to Know…

Have you ever met someone at an event and as you were getting to know each other discovered that you had spent time together in your past?

This is what Kevin Monio and Mark Parsley discovered when they attended the March MMA Board meeting.

Mark Parsley and Kevin Monio

Mark Parsley and Kevin Monio

Kevin Monio joined the MMA Board in January 2014 representing the Department of Corrections. He is currently a Corrections Lieutenant at Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility.

Mark Parsley joined the MMA Board in January 2015 representing MnSCU. He is currently a Building Services Foreman at Mankato State University.

Kevin and Mark were sharing their backgrounds and discovered they had both joined the military right out of high school. They both chose the Regular Army, Military Police unit and in 1979 traveled to Fort McClellan, Alabama to begin basic training, Mark from Pipestone, MN and Kevin from Stillwater, MN. Read Full Article