St. Paul, MN – Leaders of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Minnesota applauded Governor Dayton following his 2015 State of the State speech tonight:
“SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members applaud Governor Dayton’s leadership and support of working people in our state,” said Jamie Gulley, President of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. “Whether homecare workers moving towards their first contract or nursing home workers across Minnesota getting money in the budget for a well deserved raise, we are proud to work with Governor Dayton and legislative leaders to continue our efforts to improve the lives of working people in our state.”
“SEIU Local 284 members are excited that the Governor continues to recognize and prioritize education funding for Minnesota students, in both words and action,” said Carol Nieters, Executive Director of SEIU Local 284. “From funding for facilities needing repair in Greater Minnesota to advocating for free school breakfast to investing in our youngest learners by proposing all-day Pre-K, it is clear that Governor Dayton values education in our state, and we will continue fighting to make these shared goals a reality for students in every corner of our state.”
“SEIU Local 26 members commend Governor Dayton for using his State of the State speech to convey the urgency in fighting for policies that benefit working people in our state,” said Javier Morillo, President of SEIU Local 26. “We know that creating jobs and investing in working people are the best ways to grow our middle class and make Minnesota a great state for all those who live here.”
SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in hospitals, nursing homes, their homes, schools, child care, 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 the approximately 57,000 people SEIU represents 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.