Office&Professional Employees
international Union,AFL-CIO,CLC







Staffing Updates

Local 12 is pleased to announce the hiring of Traci Murphy into the Union Representative position. 

Traci has served the Membership as a Steward at HealthPartners as well as holding both a Health Care Facilities Sector Representative position

and a Trustee position on the Local 12 Executive Board.  We welcome Traci and know she will be a strong advocate for all Members of our Local.


Business Manager/Union Representative Ryan Mortensen has recommitted himself to Local 12

and has agreed to a new two-year term in the Business Manager role.  Ryan provides a strong

foundation for our Staff and Membership and we’re proud to have retained him. 


Lastly, we would like to welcome our newest staff member, Sandy VonDeLinde. 

Sandy comes to us with a degree in Accounting and several years of experience in the

fields of Bookkeeping and office support.  Welcome to the team, Sandy!




Text Box: O.P.E.I.U. Local 12   Executive Board Vacancies    If you are a current member in good standing of at least twelve months and are interested in applying for an open Executive Board seat, please contact the Executive Board at:    Miscellaneous Units Sector Representative (2)  Public Utilities Sector Representative  Transportation Sector Representative








Howard Coughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund

John Kelly Labor Studies Scholarship Fund

Romeo Corbeil/Gilles Beauregard Scholarship Fund

Click here for further information and applications!



Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship, a Labor and Education Partnership

Click here for further information and applications!



The Tobey Lapakko Labor Leadership Grant

The Charles McKenna Leadership Grant

David K. Roe Scholarship

Hubert H. Humphrey Memorial Award

Donald Pilla Memorial Award

Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship Award

Click here for further information and applications!






We are pleased to announce that all members and retirees in good standing of OPEIU Local 12 now have

additional benefits at NO COST TO YOU. These benefits are jointly sponsored with American Income Life

Insurance Company, a 100% union company servicing working families for more than 60 years.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit at $3,500 per Member

Members and retirees who return the card will also receive a HEALTH SERVICES DISCOUNT CARD

for your family at no cost that provides household discounts up to 60% on:

• Prescriptions • Vision Care/Products • Hearing Care • Chiropractic Care

In addition, CHILD SAFE KITS are available for your children and grandchildren. The kits help you gather

vital data, photos and fingerprints from your children so they are ready for authorities in the event of an emergency.

An AIL representative will contact you to witness your beneficiary designation, deliver your no-cost benefits and review

other supplemental insurance benefits that may be available to you and your family.

Click on the link below to get more information and designate your beneficiary.







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                 Open Executive Board Positions


                              2 Miscellaneous Sector Representatives     

                    1 Transportation Services Sector Representative


                         1 Public Utilities Sector Representative


 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.

 For the Transportation Sector Representative position eligible members must work for one of the following employers: Teamsters, Kemps or the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.


 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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