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What MSUAASF Offers you:

Good Salaries: Despite occasionally difficult economic conditions, MSUAASF has negotiated salaries that compare favorably with all other state unions.

Comprehensive Benefits: Group insurance benefits include medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, and life. Paid time off includes vacation, sick days, personal days, bereavement leave, plus jury duty and military leaves. Retirement benefits include state pension plans, and supplemental retirement, plus options for additional deferred compensation.

Leverage: It sounds trite, but it's true: Unions like MSUAASF derive much of their strength from their sheer numbers. People—administrators, legislators and others—pay more attention to your concerns when you've got sizable membership plus strong backing from the influential International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Growth Opportunities: MSUAASF has incrementally increased the amount of professional development funds available to members. Members typically use the grants to attend seminars, workshops and conferences or for classes, professional memberships and educational materials. Tuition waiver and tuition reimbursement support continued education. Paid sabbaticals are available for union members with at least six years of service. Members can also apply for a variety of Teamsters scholarships for themselves and their dependent children.

Job Protection: Your union contract safeguards you against unfair termination. If a position has been identified for layoff, MSUAASF will meet with administration to offer alternative solutions. Even if a position is eliminated, the MSUAASF contract requires non-renewal notice, allowing time to begin a job search.

Advocacy: If you feel the contract has been violated or that you've been treated unfairly, MSUAASF will stand by you in filing a grievance and representing your interests.

Voice: MSUAASF representatives meet regularly in "Meet and Confer Sessions" with top administration—both on the local campuses and with the Minnesota State System System Office—to ensure a free exchange of information and concerns.

Participation: Members can serve as union officers or representatives to a variety of important university and system committees and task forces. You have input as the negotiations team crafts contract proposals every two years, and you vote on contract ratification. You also vote in officer elections, constitutional changes, and union position statements.

Respect: MSUAASF members have established their credibility as professionals whom administrators seek for their expertise.

Bang for the Buck: Membership accords you considerable clout for your union contributions. Your dues are 2.5 hours of pay per month rounded to the nearest dollar, plus an assessment of $1.50 per pay period (26 pay periods yearly).

 

Last Modified: 6/21/21 4:02 PM