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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 (October 2017) - Members Only

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In this MEMBERS-ONLY Issue:
    From the Chair -- Relationships and Results
    From the President -- Update on Yearly Initiatives
    You Need to Know -- You Need to Know (October)

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

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

Quick Resource Guide: September 2017 (pdf) - Print up to 11x17"

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Industry News

    Industry Report by Jason Seanger, President -- What is Your Drive?
    From the Executive Director -- Business Relationships
    You Need to Know  (Members Only)

    Compliance by Tom Revnew; Seaton Peters Revnew -- New Form I-9 Now Available  (Members Only)
    Compliance by Kate Bischoff; tHRive Law & Consulting --  Recruiting   (Members Only)
    Business Advantage by Tim Pass; Smith Schafer -- Key Benefits of the WOTC for Construction Companies   (Members Only)
    Federated Insurance -- Pregnant New Hire

Workforce Development & Education

    Ten Cardinal Rules for Construction Business Owners
    Diversity in Rural Minnesota
    Quiz on the Code
    2017 NEC Updates -- Part 5
    Alternative Energy Sources -- What about Nuclear Power?  (Members Only) 

 Electrical Safety Talks for Safety Meetings -- Temporary Lighting
   MN OSHA -- Musculoskeletal Disorders, Part 2  (Members Only)

    Membership -- MEA Online Apprentice Training Now Federally Accepted
    Member Spotlight - Jay Lewis, Lewis Electrical Contracting & Consulting Services, Cottage Grove, MN

Solutions for Your Customers -- Border States -- New OSHA Regulations: Silica Dust Hazard Reduction
New Products - September

Community News -- September

   CEE: One-Stop Efficiency Shop