SAVE OUR CLINICS!

Thurs. July 30 from 6-7 pm - picket/action (safe & socially distanced) at Riverside Clinic

For live coverage of tonite’s action at Riverside clinic click here http://www.seiuhealthcaremn.org/

HealthPartners has announced they are closing 8 clinics-exactly the wrong thing to do in the middle of a pandemic! Riverside Clinic is the one with the largest number of workers-and is right in the heart of one of the most diverse and low-income neighborhoods in Minnesota. Join union workers and community allies on July 30 to tell HealthPartners to put people ahead of profits!!!

HealthPartners Contract Extension Vote

Dear Local 12 members at HealthPartners,

As you know, the current contract between HealthPartners and OPEIU Local 12 is expiring on November 30, 2020.  While we are actively preparing for contract bargaining, this year has presented its own set of challenges.  The COVID 19 pandemic has caused far reaching financial consequences.  HealthPartners has already made decisions to address the budgetary situation caused by the pandemic, including furloughs and clinic closures.  Contract bargaining under normal circumstances is difficult, with the Employer often looking for ways to save money while the Union strives for financial and other gains. 

Sign petition against HealthPartners clinic closures

HealthPartners just announced they are closing eight clinics on August 31.  They are also reducing services and ending primary care at University Avenue Clinic/Health Center for Women in St. Paul, and no longer offering midwifery services in Minneapolis.  They are also cutting mental health services and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.

This will take jobs away from dozens of OPEIU, SEIU and other health care workers-and hurt the communities they serve.  This is no way to treat our Local 12 members and the people they care for in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Once again HealthPartners CEO is putting profits before the people who work for them and the people they take care of.

It is especially hard to believe at this time-just a month after George Floyd’s murder by the police, and the protests that swept our state and country-that HealthPartners wants to close the Riverside Clinic.  Located in the heart of the Cedar-Riverside/West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis this clinic serves one of the most racially diverse neighborhoods in our state, and its workforce is one of the most racially diverse in the HealthPartners system.

Please join your other OPEIU Local 12 members and help send a message to HealthPartners CEO Andrea Walsh by signing the petition in opposition to these clinic closures.  Please also encourage your co-workers to sign.  Here is the link to that petition:

https://forms.gle/cm36bNWCBwiu2jfh8

Open Local 12 Executive Board position: Union Employees Sector Representative

Linda Kennedy, who served as the Public Employees Sector Representative on the OPEIU Local 12 Executive Board has recently retired. As we are sad to see her go, we are very excited for her retirement and this new chapter in her life. We wish you all the best, Linda!! Thank you for your service to this union and its members and for your years of great contributions to the OPEIU Local 12 Executive Board.

This that said, OPEIU Local 12 has an open Executive Board position for the Public Employees Sector Representative. This open position is reserved for those members working in the public sector. If you have interest in being a part of the OPEIU Local 12 Executive Board and are a member in good standing, please send a letter of interest to the Executive Board at eboard@opeiu12.org

Building Trades Credit Union Job Position Available

Responsible for providing a variety of paying and receiving functions for members in person, via phone, and through the mail including processing deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, cashiers’ checks, money orders, cash advances and Individual Retirement Account transactions. Balances each day’s transactions and verifies cash and check totals. Performs a broad variety of member service functions such as opening and closing accounts, renewing certificates of deposit, and assisting members with problems. Answer member’s questions regarding what services the Credit Union provides and performs a variety of account maintenance duties. Actively cross-sells Credit Union services.
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