SEIU Minnesota State Council Endorses Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park Mayor

Cite strong experience and proven history fighting for working families 

Brooklyn Park, Minn. ­- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, is excited to announce its endorsement of Joy Marsh Stephens for Brooklyn Park Mayor. Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members chose to endorse Joy because of her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park.

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“After our screening, SEIU members enthusiastically recommended endorsing Joy for Mayor of Brooklyn Park. She comes from the business world, but she has the instinct and passion of an organizer. Members were impressed by her work leading the fight in Brooklyn Park to hold Target accountable for the local jobs they promised when the city granted them enormous tax subsidies,” said Javier Morillo-Alicea, President of SEIU Local 26. “As Mayor, her experience bringing together diverse groups of people will benefit all the residents of Brooklyn Park.”

SEIU members are employed in a variety of occupations at facilities throughout the state, including:

  • Hospital, clinic, nursing home and in-home support workers (SEIU Healthcare MN)
  • Public School support staff and early childhood education workers (SEIU Local 284)
  • Commercial and public building maintenance employees, security officers and other property service workers (SEIU Local 26)
  •  Minneapolis Public School maintenance employees (SEIU Local 63)

 

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SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in hospitals, nursing homes, in their homes, schools, and the Twin Cities’ largest public and private buildings. The SEIU Minnesota State Council coordinates the electoral, legislative and outreach work of the SEIU Locals in Minnesota to increase the effectiveness of their collective bargaining and new member organizing campaigns. By building the political involvement of approximately 30,000 SEIU members throughout the state, the State Council is working to improve the lives of all Minnesotans. The State Council’s board is comprised of elected leaders, members, and staff of the four SEIU Local Unions in Minnesota.

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