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Governor Mark Dayton to Sign Minimum Wage Increase into Law

With Governor’s signature, minimum wage will increase to $9.50


ST. PAUL, MN – Joined by legislators, advocates, and hard-working Minnesotans from across our state,

Governor Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill (HF2091/SF1775) into law on 

Monday, April 14 at 2:30pm.

The public bill signing ceremony will take place in the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda. All Minnesotans

are invited to attend the event.


The bill, which was passed by the Legislature this week, will increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to

$9.50 per hour, and index it to inflation.


This event is free, and open to the press and public.


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                 Open Executive Board Positions


                              Miscellaneous Sector Representatives     


                                AFL-CIO Trade Unions


 For the Miscellaneous Sector Representative Positions eligible members must work for one of the following employers: Carpenters Credit Union, Electrus Credit Union, St. Paul Federal Credit Union,

 LELS-Clerical or Business Representatives, MAPE, Building Trades Credit Union, Pipefitters Steamfitters Credit Union, Reiter Tax Service,

 Sundquist & Herland, Ltd, TruStone Credit Union, Sheet Metal Local 10 Control Board Trust Fund, Union Bank and Trust Company,

 Wilson-McShane Corporations, or Zenith Administrators.


 If you are a member who would like to be considered for one of these positions, please send a letter of interest to the Executive Board at 

 Letters of interest will be accepted until the position(s) are filled.  Please include some background about yourself, the position you would like to be

 considered for and why you would like to be considered.


 Per Local 12's Constitution, "No person shall be elected or appointed to an office in or as an Executive Board member of this Union unless he/she has

 been a member of this Union in continuous good standing for at least the preceding twelve (12) months in a unit under Contract with O.P.E.I.U. Local 12.”









Article for Local Union Publications Regarding Form 35

                                    Sign Up Today for the J.B. Moss VOTE Fund Check-Off!

Every day, our nation's elected leaders make decisions that affect us as working families. Corporations spend millions of dollars in political

contributions to ensure that their interests are protected, but what about working people? We deserve to have our voices heard when it

comes to issues such as job creation, collective bargaining rights, health care and education. By joining together as union sisters and

brothers, our collective voice can be heard loud and clear in Washington, D.C. and at the state and local level. When we come together,

we are a strong force that can make a huge difference in moving America forward on the path to prosperity for all.

Keep in mind that without political leaders working to protect the interests of working people, we could lose everything that the labor

movement has worked so hard for and gained over the years, such as the 40-hour work week, paid overtime and holidays, pensions,

worker safety protections and the elimination of child labor. In fact, as we saw in Wisconsin, we could even lose the right to collectively bargain!

OPEIU has established the J.B. Moss Voice of the Electorate (VOTE) Fund, a political action committee (PAC) fund that ensures

OPEIU has the necessary funds to support pro-worker political candidates and to push for legislation that matters to us as working people.

In this regard, all OPEIU Local Unions must comply with Article XIX, Section 10 of the OPEIU Constitution regarding procedures for check-off

of contributions to the J.B. Moss VOTE Fund. Section 10 reads:

     "Effective July 1, 2010, all Local Unions in the United States shall ascertain whether any employer(s) with which the Local Union has a

     collective bargaining agreement allows its stockholders, executives, or administrative personnel to contribute to an employer Political Action

     Committee Fund (PAC) through payroll deduction. Any employer which allows any such payroll deduction must be required to permit employees.

     in the bargaining unit to utilize the same procedures for check-off of contributions to the J.B. Moss Voice of the Electorate Fund.

     In all collective bargaining negotiations which begin on or after July 1, 2010, each Local Union in the United States must vigorously pursue

     agreement with the employer(s) to a provision permitting check­off of contributions to the J.B. Moss Voice of the Electorate Fund.


     All Local Unions in the United States shall be required to use a standard form(s) approved by the International Union Executive Board for check-off

     of dues, fees and/or J.B. Moss Voice of the Electorate Fund contributions."

The International has prepared Form 35 and made it available to all Local Unions for this purpose. OPEIU also urges all Local Unions to include

a discussion of the J.B. Moss VOTE Fund on all membership meeting agendas, and to make Form 35 sign-up cards available at all meetings

Please sign up for the OPEIU J.B. Moss VOTE Fund today! Just $1 per paycheck can make a huge difference and ensure OPEIU members are

heard and that out interests are protected!






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