In September, our Union celebrated our 85 year anniversary as a Health Care Workers Union! As the oldest Union of health care workers in the United States, there was much to celebrate.
On Friday, September 14 leaders from across the Union came together for a day of workshops and learning at the Hilton DoubleTree hotel in Bloomington. Members spent time educating each other on the history of the labor movement and our Union, on public policy issues that affect our health care system, and attended workshops on equity and inclusion in our Union and how we can work together to prevent harassment of all forms in our workplaces and our community.
In the evening, members celebrated our 85 years as a union, and recognized member leaders for oustanding work in their respective leaders rules. Members recognized included Barb Andrew, Grievance Leader, Leslie Kaup, Worksite Leader, Brenda Kessler, Orientation Leader and Cleveland Donazal, Political Leader.
On Saturday, September 15th the fifth annual SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Member Convention was held. Throughout the morning, three resolutions were presented and voted on that shaped the course our Union will take over the coming year. These resolutions included: 85 Years Strong, Leading Strong in an Open Shop Environment, and Health Care for All. For a copy of the full resolutions go to seiuhcmn.org/member-resources/convention/. Additionally, members discussed and decided on important changes to our Union’s Constitution and Bylaws.