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

ATTENTION

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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Support Striking Teachers and Education Support Proffesionals (ESP) In Minneapolis - Day 2

Minneapolis Educators and community will continue their strike for a second day, for a living wage for Education Support Professionals, lowering class sizes, and for safe and stable schools.

On Day #2 - Show Your Solidarity in 3 Ways:

1) Tuesday thru Friday, Join the Picket lines at your local Minneapolis School from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM

2) Wednesday, March 9th - Join the Rally at the Capitol at 1:00 PM - Meet on the South steps of the Capitol. Address: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155

3) Support the striking Teacher and ESP fund. As thousands of dedicated education professionals go without paychecks, you can donate and help those members in most need. click on this link: https://workingpartnerships.betterworld.org/campaigns/minneapolis-federation-teachers

4) TEXT 'MFT' to 48744

Women's History Month Profiles: Linda Smith

Women's History Month Profiles: Linda Smith
This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Linda Smith of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

Linda Smith has been a member of OPEIU Local 381 for more than 40 years. She has been the administrative assistant for the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation for 11 years and sits on the Greater Oklahoma City Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women's board as the corresponding secretary. Smith has dedicated her life to helping her union sisters, brothers and siblings.

Women's History Month Profiles: Jessica Akers

Women's History Month Profiles: Jessica Akers
This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Jessica Akers of the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU).

Jessica Akers, the secretary-treasurer of OPEIU Local 105, made history in 2021 when she became the first woman and youngest person ever to be elected president of the Arkansas AFL-CIO.

Ukraine Relief Effort

If any local union or member is interested in making a donation to help the people of Ukraine, the AFL-CIO recommends the International Trade Union Confederation's (ITUC) Ukraine Fund.

https://petitions.ituc-csi.org/support-ukraine?lang=en

The ITUC’s Ukrainian member organizations FPU and KVPU are providing support to families who desperately need assistance with food and water provisions, medical supplies and hygiene items. You can help Ukraine’s workers and their families by donating to the ITUC’s emergency fundraising appeal. All funds donated will be passed on to their two member organizations to support their humanitarian work in Ukraine.


End the Violent Invasion of Ukraine

The AFL-CIO condemns the violent invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military. We stand in solidarity with the workers and their families who are impacted by the devastation, and offer our condolences for lives that have been lost. 

We join the global labor movement and our allies in calling for an immediate end to President Vladimir Putin’s military aggression and we support extensive economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union, particularly those focused on Putin and his protectors. These sanctions should be strengthened, by excluding Russia from the SWIFT international banking system and by taking effective multilateral action against tax havens and financial secrecy laws that protect Putin and his enablers. We further call on all U.S.-based corporations doing business in Russia to publicly condemn Putin’s government while calling for an end to the attack on Ukraine. We stand ready to assist the Biden administration in its efforts to implement and strengthen these measures, and we call on global leaders to build toward re-establishing peace and democracy in Ukraine and the region.

OPEIU STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN'S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

In his address to Congress tonight, President Biden outlined the challenging path toward recovery his administration has carved since taking office in January 2021.

President Biden's American Rescue Plan is injecting $1.3 trillion worth of federal funding into local economies to repair or rebuild roads, bridges, water systems, airports, buses, trains and schools. These important projects will have positive ripple effects through our communities as good-paying union jobs are created in the process which, research shows, raises living standards for all workers in the area, both union and non-union.

But OPEIU members, like most working Americans, are concerned: how rising wages due to a tight labor market are being nullified by inflation, driven in no small part by corporate greed; about the growing wage and health inequities exacerbated by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic; how corporate America continues to get away with union-busting, tax-dodging and destroying the planet; and how to cope with the ongoing student debt crisis that threatens to derail economic growth if the payment pause is ended.


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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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September meeting will be hybrid. (In person and zoom) join us in person at our office: 2277 Hwy 36W Ste 301 Roseville, MN for snacks and a celebration during our meeting for our newly organized and ratified units!