Bargaining Update

Sep 25, 2023 10:00:49 AM

Topics: Contract, Bargaining/Legislative Updates, Negotiations

MMA bargaining updates are informational in nature and are not intended to reflect agreements between labor and Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB). This update summarizes recent bargaining activities.


The bargaining team met with MMB two full days last week, on September 20-21. These are the 6th and 7th meetings held to date with MMB.

In Wednesday’s opening remarks, MMA expressed concern to the state team about the lack of economic proposals to date.

The following items were included in this week’s sessions:

  • Aligning contract language with new state statute definitions of “family member”
  • Clarifying language for overtime, on-call, and compensatory banks for exempt and non-exempt supervisors
  • Pay inequities
  • Pilot and incentive programs

In addition, updates were provided on:

  • Pay inequities: MMB provided their update on inequity approvals Thursday afternoon. The approvals did not satisfy all MMA-submitted inequities requests for dozens of supervisors across the state.
  • Agency Supplementals: Supplemental agreements remain in progress.

MMB completed bargaining with AFSCME and MAPE prior to meeting with MMA, and because those contracts have now been ratified by their members, MMA is monitoring those contracts closely.

The team remains committed to maintaining association rights and ensuring contract changes benefit the greatest number of members possible.

Additional bargaining dates are scheduled for this week, September 27-28, 2023.