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SF 1383

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/26/2021 01:55pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; classifying teachers as essential employees; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 179A.03, subdivision 7; 179A.18, subdivision
3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 179A.18, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 179A.03, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Essential employee.

"Essential employee" means firefighters, peace officers
subject to licensure under sections 626.84 to 626.863, 911 system and police and fire
department public safety dispatchers, guards at correctional facilities, confidential employees,
supervisory employees, assistant county attorneys, assistant city attorneys, principals, deleted text beginanddeleted text end
assistant principalsnew text begin, and teachersnew text end. However, for state employees, "essential employee" means
all employees in law enforcement, public safety radio communications operators, health
care professionals, correctional guards, professional engineering, and supervisory collective
bargaining units, irrespective of severance, and no other employees. For University of
Minnesota employees, "essential employee" means all employees in law enforcement,
nursing professional and supervisory units, irrespective of severance, and no other employees.
"Firefighters" means salaried employees of a fire department whose duties include, directly
or indirectly, controlling, extinguishing, preventing, detecting, or investigating fires.
Employees for whom the state court administrator is the negotiating employer are not
essential employees. For Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. employees, "essential employees"
means all employees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 179A.18, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Notice.

In addition to the other requirements of this section, no employee may
strike unless written notification of intent to strike is served on the employer and the
commissioner by the exclusive representative at least ten days prior to the commencement
of the strike. deleted text beginFor all employees other than teachers,deleted text end If more than 30 days have expired after
service of a notification of intent to strike, no strike may commence until ten days after
service of a new written notification. deleted text beginFor teachers, no strike may commence more than 25
days after service of notification of intent to strike unless, before the end of the 25-day
period, the exclusive representative and the employer agree that the period during which a
strike may commence shall be extended for an additional period not to exceed five days.
Teachers are limited to one notice of intent to strike for each contract negotiation period,
provided, however, that a strike notice may be renewed for an additional ten days, the first
five of which shall be a notice period during which no strike may occur, if the following
conditions have been satisfied:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) an original notice was provided pursuant to this section; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a tentative agreement to resolve the dispute was reached during the original strike
notice period; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) such tentative agreement was rejected by either party during or after the original
strike notice period.
deleted text end

The first day of the renewed strike notice period shall commence on the day following the
expiration of the previous strike notice period or the day following the rejection of the
tentative agreement, whichever is later. Notification of intent to strike under subdivisions
1, clause (1); and 2, clause (1), may not be served until the collective bargaining agreement
has expired, or if there is no agreement, on or after the date impasse under section 179A.17
has occurred.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 179A.18, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 21-02468

179A.18 STRIKES AUTHORIZED.

Subd. 2.

School district requirements.

Except as otherwise provided by section 179A.17, subdivision 1, teachers employed by a local school district, other than principals and assistant principals, may strike only under the following circumstances:

(1)(i) the collective bargaining agreement between their exclusive representative and their employer has expired or, if there is no agreement, impasse under section 179A.17, subdivision 1, has occurred; and

(ii) the exclusive representative and the employer have participated in mediation over a period of at least 30 days. For the purposes of this item the mediation period commences on the day that a mediator designated by the commissioner first attends a conference with the parties to negotiate the issues not agreed upon; and

(iii) neither party has requested interest arbitration or a request for binding interest arbitration has been rejected; or

(2) the employer violates section 179A.13, subdivision 2, clause (9).