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Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

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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:

4) TEXT 'MFT' to 48744

Updated Nursing Mothers and Lactating Employees law

Effective January 1, 2022, the Minnesota Legislature passed an amendment to the Nursing Mothers and Lactating Employees law (Minn. Stat. 181.939). As a result of the update, reasonable time needed to pump while at work will be compensated, with limited exceptions. 

Office Closed on Martin Luther King Day

Please note, the office will be closed on January 17th, 2022 in celebration of Martin Luther King.

Notice of Nominations & Election Online (via Zoom)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:00 p.m. Central Time

MEMBERS – Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to ensure proper social distancing, the Union will be conducting our Local Nominations Meeting live and online via Zoom.)

Nominations for the offices of :
• President
• Vice President
• Secretary-Treasurer
• Recording Secretary
• Two (2) Health Facilities Sectors Representatives
• One (1) Public Utilities Sector Representative
• One (1) Public Employees Sector Representative
• One (1) Unions Sector Representative
• One (1) Miscellaneous Sector Representative

Nominations will be accepted at the regularly scheduled membership meeting on January 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Central Time virtually via Zoom.

Register for the meeting at 

Season's Greetings from Local 12

Local 12 wants to wish everyone a happy holiday season!

In observance of the holidays our office will be closed on December 23rd and 24th.

We will also be closed on December 30th - 31st in observance of the new year.

Please have a safe and happy holiday season!

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.