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Announcing the new Upcoming Events page! A page that will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed on Labor related events in the Twin Cities area. Click on the Upcoming Events link below.
Last Updated 10/23/14.


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On behalf of the Minneapolis Area Local Executive Board, welcome to the Minneapolis Area Local's web site!
Our web site goal is to be entertaining, informative, and a source that Postal Workers can use to keep abreast of all the news and changes going on that can affect them and/or the Postal Service!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site! We hope you come back and find our site positively evolving, interesting, and informative with each new visit. We invite our members to send your comments or suggestions regarding our website to our Local President, or to the Webmaster!

Last but not least, if you have not been actively involved in your Union up to this point…Why not give it a shot? There are many ways to get involved, and these could even be in areas that you have always been interested in that your Union can assist with! If it is a venture that benefits Postal Workers, their families, or the communities we live in, we would be interested in hearing from you! The possibilities are limitless and we are not afraid to explore each and every one of them!

In Solidarity,
Jerry “Bull” Sirois,
Local President-


*Note: Effective September 2014, all future General Membership Meetings will be held at 1:30pm.
The Next General Membership Meeting is Monday November 24, 2014 @ 1:30 pm.

2909 Anthony LN NE
St. Anthony, MN 55418

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Know Your Rights & Use Them!

Named for a 1975 Supreme Court decision, Weingarten Rights provide that a union-represented employee has the right to a steward when facing an investigatory interview.  The important thing to remember about Weingarten Rights is that management (or Postal Inspectors &/or Office of Inspector General Agents) is not required to advise you of this right.  It is the responsibility of the employee to be aware of this right and to request representation.

Under the Supreme Court’s Weingarten decision, the following rules apply to investigatory interviews:  The employee can request union representation before or at any time during the interview.  When an employee asks for representation, the employer must choose from among three options: (1) Grant the request and delay questioning until the union representative arrives; (2) Deny the request and end the interview immediately; or (3) Give the employee the choice of: (a) having the interview without representation or (b) ending the interview.  If the employer denies the request for union representation and continues the meeting, the employee can refuse to answer questions!

Time and time again employees jeopardize their employment by failing to exercise their right to have counsel BEFORE venturing into an intimidating and sometimes complicated process.  Exercising this right has absolutely NOTHING TO DO with whether you are guilty or innocent of any wrong doing.  Think of it as asking for directions before taking a long trip to unfamiliar territory!

Don't take a trip and end up in a nightmare ask for directions!!! All members are invited to cut this out and keep it available:

Weingarten Rights
Must be read by employee

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated or have any effect on my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union representative, officer or steward be present at this meeting. Without Union representation, I choose not to participate in this discussion.”

Minneapolis Area Local E-Mail and Web Site Links.
E-Mail links are intended for questions of a general nature and are not for formal administration of the grievance procedure. Individuals with specific questions and or problems must contact their steward within 14 days in order to protect grievance time limits.

Web Site links are for member information only and do not necessarily express the opinion or position of the Minneapolis Area Local.

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