Events & Trainings

Steward Training Webinars

Trainings will be conducted via Zoom.  Click here for tips on getting started with Zoom.

*Note you must attend both parts 1 & 2.

NOTE: Novice Stewards are those stewards who have attended any steward trainings or have not attended any trainings in the last five years.


Part 1 – Stewards Rights & Responsibilities:  Roles of a steward, Weingarten Rts., What protections do stewards have, what is the Equality Principle, Tennessen Warnings, Do I really have to represent everyone?  And, how to sign up new members.
Part 2 – Investigatory & Disciplinary Meetings:  The stewards’ role in investigatory meetings, ensuring due process, what is just cause, what is the stewards’ role in disciplinary meetings, what is progressive discipline, and much more!

Stay tuned for upcoming dates & times.


Part 1 & 2 – The Grievance Process:  Learn the 5 step process for grievance handling that starts with how to know if you have a grievance, includes how to investigate the grievance, how to collect your evidence, how to prepare your presentation and ends with how to effectively present the grievance to management.  This training also covers what is a past practice grievance, what do we do if we don’t have a grievance, how to write a formal grievance, and much more!

Stay tuned for upcoming dates & times.

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5/21/2020 SEIU Local 284 General Member Meeting Information

Have you had a chance to register for our upcoming General Member Meeting?  If not, there are still spots left, sign up here today!

Join Local 284 members from around the state and discuss how we;

  • Are keeping our members whole during this pandemic
  • Second Reading of Proposed Changes to the SEIU Local 284 Constitution and Bylaws, click here to view proposed changes

***In order to determine technology needs, registration is required to attend this event.  Please register by May 20, 2020.

When:  Thursday, May 21, 2020
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:  Via Zoom (limit of 300 participants)

Zoom access instructions will be emailed to registered member attendees, once your registration is approved. Getting Started with Zoom

Contact our office at 651-256-9100

This General Member Meeting is an opportunity for all of us to come together to work to make sure we continue to have the right to bargain for good schools for our students, and that we have jobs with fair wages and benefits! We hope to see you there!

In Solidarity,

Kelly Gibbons
Executive Director, SEIU Local 284

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Getting Started with Zoom

Zoom Tricks & Tips

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Boiler Trainings

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are CANCELLING the June boiler training.  Per the recommendations to avoid public gatherings we are taking these steps to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep everyone healthy and safe.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience but do want to take every precaution to protect everyone’s health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Class Description:

SEIU Local 284 sponsors a variety of Boiler Operator Training Courses throughout the year, preparing members for Special, Second Class, and First Class (not Chief’s) licensing. Each course covers hot water and steam boiler systems, safety, boiler start-up and shut down, water treatment and fuel/combustion systems.

In order to get the license, members will have to sign up separately for the test through the MN Department of Labor & Industry. Apply to take the test here. Once this is approved, you’ll be able to schedule a test time here.

When & Where:

June 20, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Eisenhower Community Center-209 Conf Rm CC
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305

October 2020,  from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Lakeville, MN

Registration opens 7/13/2020 for the October class

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Member Sign-up Meetings

Class Description:
In a post-Janus world, we need new tools and hands-on practice to sign up folks as union members. This training will give you the skills and confidence you need to keep our union strong.
This event is for union stewards, building reps, or any member-leader.

When & Where:

Stay tuned for upcoming class times.

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