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SEIU Local 284 January Newsletter

February 14, 2024

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SEIU Local 284 January Newsletter

Message from Executive Director Kelly Gibbons on how districts play games with Unemployment Insurance.

January 17, 2024

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Message from Executive Director Kelly Gibbons on how districts play games with Unemployment Insurance.

2023 Fall Newsletter

November 30, 2023

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2023 Fall Newsletter

There's a class war in our schools, and the rich are still winning.

September 14, 2023

Executive Director Kelly Gibbons shares her thoughts on the battle for public schools.

There's a class war in our schools, and the rich are still winning.

Member Wins

September 12, 2023

Check out some of the recent member wins across SEIU Local 284!

Member Wins

North Saint Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale

September 12, 2023

In July, the Behavior Intervention Specialists of North Saint Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 voted to join our union of SEIU Local 284. We are so glad to have them and look forward to working with our new members to win their first contract. You can read more about their story below.

North Saint Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale

Notice:

July 3, 2023

Notice: The Fall Leadership Assembly has moved from October 28, 2023, to October 7, 2023

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June 2023 Update

June 14, 2023

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June 2023 Update

Unemployment Insurance Passes and is headed to Governor Walz to sign!

May 17, 2023

BREAKING! Overnight the Minnesota Legislature passed the Education Omnibus bill, which includes UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FOR HOURLY SCHOOL WORKERS! The bill is now headed to Governor Walz's desk to sign into law! Click here to read more!

Unemployment Insurance Passes and is headed to Governor Walz to sign!

2023 Scholarship Winners!

May 15, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 SEIU Scholarships! Below are the names of the winners.

2023 Scholarship Winners!

Robin Olson of Peqout Lakes wins SEIU Member of the Year!

April 6, 2023

Robin Olson, of Pequot Lakes, was awarded the SEIU Local 284 Member of the Year Award. Robin has shown great dedication and determination to her profession, coworkers, and union. Congratulations Robin!

Robin Olson of Peqout Lakes wins SEIU Member of the Year!

SEIU Local 284 member Mark Glende wins Spirit of Excellence Award

March 16, 2023

SEIU Local 284 member Mark Glende wins Spirit of Excellence Award in Burnsville Independent School District 191. You can read more about Mark by clicking on this post.

SEIU Local 284 member Mark Glende wins Spirit of Excellence Award

Statement on 17.6 billion dollar state surplus

December 6, 2022

ST. PAUL - Kelly Gibbons, the Executive Director of SEIU Local 284, the union of over 10,000 school employees across the state who work as paras, school bus drivers, custodians, office staff, food service workers, and more, shared her thoughts on the November forecast from the State of Minnesota announcing a projected 17.6-billion-dollar budget surplus: Click here to read more!

Statement on 17.6 billion dollar state surplus

BREAKING NEWS Intermediate District 287 Votes to Authorize Strike!

December 1, 2022

Intermediate District 287 School Employees with SEIU Local 284 Vote with Overwhelming Majority to Authorize Strike if District Administration Refuses to Settle a Fair Contract Read More Below

BREAKING NEWS Intermediate District 287 Votes to Authorize Strike!

SEIU WENT WILD

November 28, 2022

SEIU celebrated the great state of hockey by attending the MN WILD vs. AZ Coyotes on November 27, 2022.

SEIU WENT WILD

Intermediate District 287 ramps up efforts with Informational Picket

November 14, 2022

Intermediate District 287 held an informational Picket on Thursday, November 10th as part of their efforts to obtain a fair contract.

Intermediate District 287 ramps up efforts with Informational Picket

Walz Supports Workers

October 25, 2022

This October, Governor Walz stood alongside workers across industries to pledge his support for organized labor. This November, we’re standing alongside Governor Walz for re-election. He took a moment to pledge his support for a crucial issue to our members: expanding unemployment insurance for hourly school workers. As a former teacher, Walz knows how important it is to have a stable paycheck through the summer months so workers can pay their bills. He also knows schools need this to maintain a workforce and avoid staff shortages.

Walz Supports Workers

Pequot Lakes reaches tentative agreement after unanimously voting to strike!

October 11, 2022

BREAKING: After unanimously voting to authorize a strike, Pequot Lakes SEIU 284 has reached a Tentative Agreement!

Pequot Lakes reaches tentative agreement after unanimously voting to strike!

BREAKING SCHOOL WORKER STRIKE

September 30, 2022

Pequot Lakes School Employees with SEIU Local 284 File 10-day Strike Notice

BREAKING SCHOOL WORKER STRIKE

2022 JUNETEENTH!!!

May 4, 2022

On June 19, 2022, for the first time, Juneteenth will be celebrated as a national holiday. This is a huge victory not only for foundational black Americans around the nation, but also a win for the unions who supported Juneteenth along the way. Long before Juneteenth was recognized as a National holiday, local unions here in Minneapolis played a large role in supporting our Juneteenth events. For the past several years, under the leadership of the People of Color Union Members (P.O.C.U.M.), Juneteenth was revived as a joyful celebration and welcoming event for all in Minneapolis.

2022 JUNETEENTH!!!

2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

May 4, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Local 284 Scholarship Winners!!!

2022 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

SEIU Local 284 Spring Newsletter

April 7, 2022

Spring is coming, and as we near the end of the school year I wanted to share some amazing wins our union has seen and update you on our ongoing fight to win Unemployment Insurance. I hope you are staying safe and the last few months of the school year go well. As always, if you have any questions or need anything at all, please reach out to your steward, staff organizer or directly to me. In solidarity – Kelly Gibbons, Executive Director of SEIU Local 284, KellyG@local284.com

SEIU Local 284 Spring Newsletter

SEIU Local 284 Fall Newsletter

October 11, 2021

Staff Shortages End When Wages and Benefits Improve! Why are we not taking care of our essential workers – school support employees? 

SEIU Local 284 Fall Newsletter

Department of Education Announces Changes

October 6, 2021

Exciting news today! The Department of Education has announced steps to overhaul the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Department of Education Announces Changes

SEIU Local 284 Spring Update

July 29, 2021

The union is a group of workers who pool their resources to ensure they can improve their working conditions and their pay and benefits!

SEIU Local 284 Spring Update

2021 Scholarship Winners

April 26, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Local 284 Scholarship Winners!!!

2021 Scholarship Winners

Senior Member Report- March 2021 by Mark Hanson

April 8, 2021

People are always questioning why join the union! Being a person who has experience working both Union and non-union jobs, the answer for me is Union all the way.

Senior Member Report- March 2021 by Mark Hanson