Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN


The Free college Benefit has been placed on hold for new enrollees. Hopefully, this will not be affecting current students.

The department of Education has asked the college to put the program on hold while they work out some issues with how paperwork and admissions gets processed.

We apologize for the inconvenience and stress this puts on our members and their families, unfortunately we are at the mercy of the Department of education and the College’s lawyers while they handle this issue at hand and hopefully quickly.

As soon as we know more, we will post an update.

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JOB POSTING: Administrative

This position is a permanent full-time administrative clerical position, with opportunity for promotion to a Classification I position.

This position is Monday-Friday, 35 hours per week, with opportunity to work 40 hours per week, with full benefits. Salary compensation is according to the OPEIU 12 collective bargaining agreement with credit for relevant experience consideration.

Proficiency is required in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Applicants should exhibit good written and verbal skills, ability to prioritize work and multi-task.

JOB POSTING: Organizing Representative

The Organizing Representative is a permanent full-time entry level organizing and training position. Promotions to Union Representatives from this classification are based on ability.

Applicant must be available for travel and training outside of the Duluth area.

Average hours required per week: 48 to 50. Organizing Representatives of the Union are expected to be available seven days a week and must be available to work out of town when necessary.



At last night’s executive board meeting we met with Julie Strahan who is running for Roseville City Mayor and currently serves as a city council member. After a very pleasant meet we learned that Julie’s values align with ours in protecting workers rights, getting safe and sick time for Roseville workers, fighting against wage theft and tax fraud, and she supports voluntary recognition of city staff who may want to organize. It is our honor to endorse Julie Strahan for Roseville City Mayor. You may read about her campaign at this link:


Raise money and bowl for workers rights! Form a team and download this form for information on how to sign up!

Tell Congress you support the Congressional Workers Union’s organizing campaign!

More than half of the members of Congress are millionaires. But their staff -- the people who run the actual day to day work, write legislation, and meet with constituents -- often work 60-70 hour weeks, but can’t afford rent in one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the country.

As a result, Congressional workers don’t represent America. To take a staff job for a member of Congress, a worker has to either be financially independent through other means (usually a wealthy family member) or willing to go on food stamps. The low wages and long hours contribute to the revolving door, as they trade their experience on the Hill for a high-paid lobbying gig.

Support for Mankato Nurses

Local 12 is standing in solidarity with Minnesota Nurses Association as the support the Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato nurses who are fighting anti-union corporate interests trying to eliminate bargaining in their facility.

We are always stronger together. Please show your support for our union siblings as they fight corporate greed and make their voices heard!

General Membership Meeting

Going forward we will no longer be emailing meeting links to our members. Members will be expected to come to our website to register and receive the meeting link. You can find our meeting dates under Member Resources>Meetings. Thank you.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 21, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

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This meeting will be hybrid and we encourage members to also attend in person if they are able. Small snacks will be provided to celebrate recent ratification of contracts of a few new groups, and we intend to also be review new changes in the local’s constitution.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.