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Informational picket at TruStone Finanical Credit Union Burnsville, MN

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OPEIU: Justice in Policing Act A Start, But We Must Do More

The House-passed Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a solid first step toward real justice for Black Americans targeted by police brutality. Its provisions – including the banning of chokeholds and no-knock warrants, the creation of a national police misconduct database, and eliminating qualified immunity for law enforcement – are necessary and welcomed. Still, we must do more than simply change the way the law is enforced if we are truly invested in justice for Black Americans.

Laws at federal, state, and local levels continue to create the conditions for the criminalization of our Black sisters, brothers, and non-binary siblings. Disproportionate sentencing, disparities in “random” police stops, and the stigma of a conviction record preventing employment opportunities are all intimately tied to the scourge of police brutality and our racist criminal justice system, as well, but go unaddressed in this bill.

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 eboard@opeiu12.org

Building Trades Credit Union Job Position Available

Responsible for providing a variety of paying and receiving functions for members in person, via phone, and through the mail including processing deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, cashiers’ checks, money orders, cash advances and Individual Retirement Account transactions. Balances each day’s transactions and verifies cash and check totals. Performs a broad variety of member service functions such as opening and closing accounts, renewing certificates of deposit, and assisting members with problems. Answer member’s questions regarding what services the Credit Union provides and performs a variety of account maintenance duties. Actively cross-sells Credit Union services.

Jewish Community Action Staff Forms Union with OPEIU Local 12

SAINT PAUL, MN: The staff of Jewish Community Action (JCA) won recognition for their newly formed union on Tuesday after the organization’s executive board agreed to authorize the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 12 as their representative for collective bargaining. The entire staff delivered a petition requesting voluntary recognition on Monday, June 8th.

The full petition for voluntary recognition can be read here.

The JCA staff organizing committee made the following statement:

“We are excited to announce that this week the Jewish Community Action (JCA) staff has formed a union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 12.  We look forward to entering negotiations towards our first contract in early July. 

We repair the world as a “bnai brit--covenantal partners.” Forming a union binds us in covenantal relationship with one another and commits us to take responsibility for one another as fellow workers. It also allows us to make more explicit the implicit covenant that forms our relationship with JCA as an organization and with our members.

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