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MEA mails one newsletter each month. In alternating months, members receive the MEA News and the MEA Alert.

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The MEA News is the official publication of the Electrical Association. It is the only statewide publication that provides the latest information, legislation, safety and business-related issues for the electrical industry. It is distributed 6 times during the year to over 3,500 electrical contractors, technology systems contractors, and industry leaders across the state.


The MEA Alert is sent to MEA members only. It is intended for breaking news, important legislative updates and other important developments affecting electrical professionals in Minnesota. It is distributed 6 times during the year (in between months when the MEA News is distributed).

CURRENT ISSUE:  MEA Alert (December 2017) - Members Only

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In this MEMBERS-ONLY Issue:
    From the President-- Year-End Recap
    From the Executive Director-- How to Keep Your Customers Happy
    You Need to Know -- You Need to Know (December)

PREVIOUS ISSUE:  November MEA News (pdf) - Members Only 

Safety Poster:  November 2017 (pdf) - Print up to 11x17"

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Industry News

    Industry Report by Jason Seanger, President -- Silica, Smart Automation, Maximize the Value of Your Business
    From the Executive Director -- MEA's New Online Career Portal
    You Need to Know  (Members Only)

    Compliance by Tom Revnew; Seaton Peters Revnew -- Non-Compete Agreements (Members Only)
    Compliance by Kate Bischoff; tHRive Law & Consulting --  Business Forms (Members Only)
    Business Advantage by Tim Pass; Smith Schafer -- Construction Employment Trends (Members Only)
    Federated Insurance -- Unpaid FMLA and Paid Holidays

Workforce Development & Education

    Minnesota Workforce Participation Goals
    Your Price is Too High
    Potential Savings in the Next Hire?
    Quiz on the Code
    2017 NEC Updates -- Part 6 -- Electric Vehicle Charging
    Alternative Energy Sources -- Electricity from Water (Members Only)

 Electrical Safety Talks for Safety Meetings -- Slips
   MN OSHA -- Ergonomics for Electricians: Hands, Wrists, and Shoulders (Members Only)

    Membership -- Three Reasons to Renew this Year
    Member Spotlight - John Kuntz, Kuntz Electric, Rochester MN

Understanding the OSHA Silica Standard
New Products - November

Community News -- November

   CEE: One-Stop Efficiency Shop