Rochester, Minn — Jamie Gulley, President of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, released the following statement calling on Dr. Noseworthy and Mayo Clinic to make clear and public all ties to President Trump following 3M CEO Inge Thulin resigning from the Presidential Manufacturing Panel yesterday.
“CEOs from multiple corporations have made clear where they stand in regard to working with President Trump over the last few days following the horrific events in Charlottesville and the subsequent fallout. Employees of Mayo and community members across Southern Minnesota deserve to know the current status of Mayo CEO Dr. Noseworthy’s “advisory” role to the President. Dr. Noseworthy has made clear that he ‘advised’ President Trump and met with him in the months since his election. There was a deafening silence from Mayo following the Muslim ban, something that directly impacted staff, patients and community members. The power and influence Mayo has in Southern Minnesota means that they cannot be silent in the face of current events. Mayo workers and Southern Minnesota community members deserve to know the full nature and scope of Dr. Noseworthy’s advisory roles and relationship with President Trump.”
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota unites more than 35,000 healthcare and long-term care workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home care throughout the state of Minnesota.