Saturday, April 21, 2012

Q-Comp Election Dates, Scholarships, Legislative Screenings

Q-Comp Election Dates:  The dates for the vote on Q-Comp will be Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday May 29.  The vote will be held in buildings, with an option to come in to the AHEM office as well.  Each site will pick one of those days to ballot we will have results by June 1st.  As before, it will take 75% of those voting to pass Q-Comp and we would re-vote on Q-Comp every year of the program.

Scholarship Deadline Approaching:  The deadline MN AFL-CIO scholarships for high school seniors connected to union members is April 30th.  Visit for the form.  We need to sign off that you are a member, so give yourself a day or so to get it to us and for us to get it back to you.  Note – you’ll need to list the American Federation of Teachers as our international union and tell them our local number is 7007.

Call for Screeners for Legislative Races:  Education Minnesota will be interviewing legislative candidates for recommendation out of the AHEM office on April 30 and May 1 from 4:45 pm – 8:30 pm.  We focus on legislative districts 31, 35, 36, and 37 (all of which intersect our school district boundaries).  We are looking for members from all political parties and ideologies to participate. If you can help us get to know our candidates better, email us at

Good Question:  What is my new legislative district?  Visit to find out your new legislative district.