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SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in public schools, hospitals, higher education, nursing homes, schools, in your homes and the Twin Cities’ largest public and private buildings. The SEIU Minnesota State Council coordinates the electoral, legislative and outreach work of the SEIU Locals in Minnesota to increase the effectiveness of their collective bargaining and new member organizing campaigns. By building the political involvement of the approximately 59,000 SEIU members throughout the state, the State Council is working to improve the lives of all Minnesotans. The State Council’s board is comprised of elected leaders, members, and staff of the four SEIU Local Unions in Minnesota.

Education Minnesota is the leading advocate for public education in Minnesota. Our 80,000 members work in pre-K-12 schools and higher education institutions statewide. They include:

  • Education support professionals.

  • Faculty at several university campuses, community and technical colleges.

  • College students preparing for an education career.

  • Retired educators who have devoted their lives to students.

Education Minnesota gives “voice” to the issues that affect educators and their students. We make sure our members’ voices are heard anywhere decisions get made that affect public education—whether it’s at the state Capitol, in Washington, D.C., or with local school administrators.

As a union, we have the “People Power” to fight back against corporate greed and put the interests of working people at the front of the line to make our communities safer and more prosperous. We can only ensure this is a possibility if we fight together, share our stories, and stay connected.

All working people deserve good jobs and the power to determine their wages and working conditions. Here are some of the ways working people are uniting to make an economy that works for us all.

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a unique treasure in northern Minnesota. The 1.1 million acre Wilderness is characterized by its interconnected lakes and rivers and uninterrupted forests. The Boundary Waters includes 1,200 miles of canoe and kayak routes, 237.5 miles of overnight hiking trails and 2,000 designated campsites. Several sensitive wildlife species make the Wilderness their home, including the gray wolf, moose, Canada lynx and loon.

 

As America’s most visited Wilderness Area, the Boundary Waters is the economic lifeblood of northeastern Minnesota's lucrative tourism industry. The Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park help drive the economy of northeastern Minnesota, where tourism supports nearly 17,000 jobs and brings $850 million in sales annually to the region (Explore Minnesota).

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has represented Construction Electricians in southern Minnesota since 1919. On April 1, 1979, Local 343 won its own charter to represent construction electricians in an area encompassing 26 counties across the southern quarter of Minnesota from the Mississippi River to the South Dakota border. Our members are skilled professionals who receive ongoing training throughout their career at our Training Center located in Rochester, MN.

©2020 Shawna Marshall for MN State Senate.