HealthPartners Vacation Bidding Survey

HealthPartners Members - Please keep an eye out for a survey coming to you in the mail regarding vacation bidding.

During the last round of contract negotiations, last year, with Group Health Inc., a.k.a. HealthPartners, both O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 and HealthPartners agreed on a trial period (pilot) regarding vacation bidding. The exact language of the current trial period (pilot) vacation bidding process can be found on page 125 of your contract

The trial period (pilot) applied to two (2) vacation bidding cycles. With the second cycle of vacation bidding completed under the current trial period (pilot) process, we need your input.

Since the trial period (pilot) has ended, we have to meet with HealthPartners to determine if we continue going forward with the trial period (pilot), as is, or go back to the original vacation bidding language going forward.

So, keep an eye out for the survey, answer the questions, and mail it back. We are hoping to mail the surveys out the week of Nov. 23rd.

TruStone Informational Picket

Today, November 6 , 2015, O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 along with it's members and members from the community held an informational picket at TruStone Financial Credit Union in Burnsville, MN. Trustone recently closed its Union branch in Apple Valley and relocated the branch to Burnsville, MN, opening it as non-Union. This comes after TruStone pulled the same stunt in Golden Valley, MN. TruStone closed that Union branch, relocated it down the street and opened it non-Union. O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 filed a Unfair Labor Practice charge against TruStone for its anti-Union behavior and tactics. The National Labor Relations Board has found merit to the charge.

O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 and the community hopes that TruStone will stop its attack on Union workers and do the right thing. O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 with the help of its members and the community will continue to put pressure on TruStone to keep good paying Union jobs in the community that it serves.

Read about it here.

TruStone Credit Union

TruStone Financial Credit Union, in a unilateral decision, has closed two Union branches, relocated the branches and opened the branches non-Union. Read the following article here and follow our fight. OPEIU Local 12 has filed numerous grievances and has filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). OPEIU Local 12 continues to receive support from community members, concerned citizens, and other Unions across the state. Please contact us if you would like to assist in the fight to keep TruStone jobs Union!

Wilson-McShane Corporation

As of October 1, 2015, through a voluntary recognition agreement, employees at the Wilson-McShane Corporation Kansas Office now have the legal protection of a Collective Bargaining Agreement along with all benefits and rights it provides, right to voice their concerns at their workplace, and the ability to make change for the better by joining the members in Minnesota and Missouri. Please join me in welcoming them to O.P.E.I.U. Local 12.!