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.