The members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota voted at our annual convention in 2017 to change to a percentage-based dues structure to ensure we will continue to be a strong organization into the future. The change will result in a loss of revenue for the Union. It will, however, create a more equitable system for all members.
Other considerations that went into the change were:
Dues will be taken out every paycheck based on earnings for that pay period.
Members will pay 2.25% of their earnings per pay period with a cap of $36 a pay period. There is also a minimum of $5 if worked in a pay period.
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The cap for members in Rochester who merged into SEIU will be $22. This cap will increase $.50/year for the next 5 years. The cap for members in Duluth, Cloquet and Superior who merged into SEIU will be $20. This cap will increase $.50/year for the next 5 years. Home care members will continue to pay the 3% dues rate they voted to adopt when joining our union in 2014.
Actual dues amounts per pay period may vary based on actual gross pay per pay period (including differentials and overtime).
The easiest way to do this is to multiply the gross pay on your paystub by .0225%. Remember if the amount is more than your per pay per cap of $36 (or $22 or $20)), no more than $36 (or $2 or $20) will be deducted. If it is less than $5 then $5 will be deducted.
Members working under contracts with 26 pay periods will see dues deducted out of every pay period, including in the two months each year when three pay checks are earned.
Members working under contracts with more, or fewer, than 26 pay periods per year, will see their per pay period percentages, minimums and maximums adjusted to be equal to the 26 pay period calculation in the above dues structure.
Some full-time members will see an increase, but many will end up paying the same (or less) per year, depending on specific earning situations and whether or not a leave of absence or disability leave is taken. Almost all of our part-time members will see a decrease and members who are currently paying the monthly maximum will see a decrease. The members who voted to make this change last year believe this structure creates more equitable dues contributions for all members.
All earnings are included in dues calculations. This would include compensation for overtime, differentials, call-pay, vacation, sick, holiday, and/or PTO hours. It would not include short-term or long-term disability payments made from a disability plan negotiated in our Union contracts.
Members who do not earn money in a pay period, do not owe dues. All deductions are based on gross earnings/pay period. For example, if you are on an unpaid leave of absence, you would not pay dues for the time you were off work and not earning money.
No. Dues are not doubling. The dues cap was also changed and lowered to reflect a per pay period deduction. The new annual maximum dues amount will actually be lower than under the previous dues structure and per pay period dues amounts should be about half of what they were on a monthly basis, with some members seeing slightly less and others slightly more. The majority of members will see a decrease in their dues as a result of this change.
For members on the traditional SEIU dues structure, the cap used to be $79 a month. It will now be $36/pay period cap. For those paying the maximum every pay period during a year, this will result in a $12 reduction in annual dues.
For members from merged Unions in Rochester, Duluth, Cloquet and Superior, the maximum is increasing as the structure changes from a flat rate to a pro-rated system where part-time members pay a pro-rated amount.
Home care members will continue to pay percentage dues on a per pay period basis of 3%. The new minimums and maximums, however, will apply to home care members. The vast majority of home care members will see no change in the current per pay period dues system.
Internal Organizer at SEIU Healthcare Minnesota carries out a variety of job functions. An Internal Organizer “IO” will be asked to participate in organizing, legislative and political action, training of members, building worksite leaders, contract negotiations, and other tasks as the need arises. Any candidate must be willing to work long and irregular hours including weekends and evenings when called for. The IO must also be willing to travel with some possible overnight stays.
The Union IO shall be required to perform services in accordance with the needs of the Local and at such times and places as are necessary. The Union IO must have a dedication to improve the position of our members and strengthen the role of our Union in every venture. There must be a willingness to become educated in health care issues, and a desire to lead and inspire our member leaders and rank and file.
Candidate will be assigned to meet the needs of SEIU Healthcare and management may alter assignment as those needs change.
Compensation and benefits as set forth in contract with USW Local 7263-21 for “Union Representative and Organizer.”
Qualified Applicants may send resume and cover letter to Brenda Hilbrich: email@example.com or fax to 651-294-8200
Today, the Trump administration officially published its proposed “public charge” rule that would force families to choose between the well-being of their children and a secure future in America. If it goes through, it could force families to forego needed healthcare or go hungry or become homeless in order to secure a future in America.
Your voice matters. Help us fight back and stop this rule from taking effect! Working families have 60 days (until Dec. 10) to speak up and speak out on the impact this proposed rule will have on all of us.
Go to SEIU.org/TakeCharge and raise your voice to oppose this attack on working people who are struggling to make ends meet.
This proposed rule is the first step in an attack on all public services-an attack aimed at all Americans. By cutting healthcare, nutrition and housing assistance for new Americans, the administration is undermining vital programs for all communities.
EMPLOYER: Monarch Healthcare Management
WORKSITE: Estates at St. Louis Park
3201 Virginia Avenue S
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, MN 55426
Internal Organizer: Kae Jae Johnson
Charles Singleton, Housekeeping Aide
Handy McKenzie, Housekeeping Aide
Saadia Kuku, Housekeeping Aide
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota unites more than 35,000 healthcare and long-term care workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home care throughout the state of Minnesota. We are a leader in the progressive community and use a bold and creative approach to politics and organizing. Our daily work is designed to build and reflect member strength and to hold politicians and employers accountable for quality care and quality jobs.
We strongly encourage people of color and women to apply.
The Organizing Director oversees the local’s work related to external organizing activities. As part of the senior staff body, the Director collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the strategic organizing plan for SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
The Organizing Director at SEIU Healthcare Minnesota must carry out a variety of job functions that entail many different areas. An Organizing Director, besides managing the organizing department, is required to develop organizing strategies, organize the community to support SEIU Healthcare Minnesota’s organizing efforts, work closely with international organizing staff, and develop and maintain an SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Member Organizing Team. Any candidate must be willing to work long and irregular hours including weekends and evenings when called for. The Organizing Director must also be willing to travel with some overnight stays.
The Organizing Director shall be required to perform services in accordance with the needs of the Local and at such times and places as are necessary. The Organizing Director must have a dedication to improve the position of our members and strengthen the role of our Union in every venture. There must be a willingness to become educated in health care issues, and a desire to lead and inspire our member leaders and rank and file.
Qualified applicants should email a résumé, cover letter, and references to Chief of Staff, Brenda Hilbrich at Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org stating clearly that they are applying for the “Organizing Director” position.