SEIU Local 284 January Newsletter
February 14, 2024
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Executive Director Kelly Gibbons shares her thoughts on the battle for public schools.
Check out some of the recent member wins across SEIU Local 284!
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.
Notice: The Fall Leadership Assembly has moved from October 28, 2023, to October 7, 2023
Click here to read the June 2023 Newsletter!
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!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 SEIU Scholarships! Below are the names of the winners.
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!
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.
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!
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
SEIU celebrated the great state of hockey by attending the MN WILD vs. AZ Coyotes on November 27, 2022.
Intermediate District 287 held an informational Picket on Thursday, November 10th as part of their efforts to obtain a fair contract.
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.
BREAKING: After unanimously voting to authorize a strike, Pequot Lakes SEIU 284 has reached a Tentative Agreement!
Pequot Lakes School Employees with SEIU Local 284 File 10-day Strike Notice
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.
Congratulations to the 2022 Local 284 Scholarship Winners!!!
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
Staff Shortages End When Wages and Benefits Improve! Why are we not taking care of our essential workers – school support employees?
Exciting news today! The Department of Education has announced steps to overhaul the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
The union is a group of workers who pool their resources to ensure they can improve their working conditions and their pay and benefits!
Congratulations to the 2021 Local 284 Scholarship Winners!!!
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.