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Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

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OPEIU Local 12 Covid-19 Guidelines

To utilize the Local 12 office space for in person meetings, members and employees will be required to present proof of vaccination. As an additional precaution, masks are encouraged in any meeting where there cannot be at least 6 feet of distance between those attending. Local 12 maintains the right to require masks as is necessary to accommodate membership and staff, as well as follow state, local, and federal guidelines. All in person meetings will be limited in size to ensure we are able to safely accommodate everyone’s needs.

All staff and members reserve the right to not attend in person meetings at off-site locations or events if they feel it places them at risk to exposure. Local 12 will be working to provide all reasonable accommodations to allow for virtual spaces so we can include everyone.

These guidelines will be updated as the Covid-19 virus changes and guidelines from the state, local, and federal government are updated.

May food distribution events

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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

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:

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


General Member Meeting

The November General Membership Meeting will be held both in person at the OPEIU Local 12 office at 2277 Hwy 36 Roseville, MN and on Zoom. Please join us as we handle general business and vote on the constitutional changes

When: Nov 16, 2022 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

On October, 26th, the Executive Board called a special called General Membership Meeting to read into the minutes the changes of the constitution implemented by the Constitution Committee that will be voted on at the General Membership Meeting on November 16th, 2022 at 6pm.

We invite you to attend this meeting to vote on the changes here.

Thank you.
OPEIU Local 12 Executive Board.