Minneapolis — The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council, who bring together nearly 8,000 people represented by SEIU who live or work in Minneapolis, announced today an endorsement of Council Member Kevin Reich for Minneapolis City Council Ward 1. This follows endorsements in Wards 3, 6, 12, 2, 5, 8, 9, 11 and Ward 10.
As with previous endorsements, strong support for a $15 minimum wage with One Fair Wage (no tip penalty) was a deciding factor in the endorsement. Council Member Reich represents the 7th Council Member SEIU has endorsed who support the plan, meaning a majority of the Council publicly support the plan when asked by SEIU members.
SEIU is part of a coalition pushing for a $15 minimum wage by 2022, with no tip penalty or carveouts, to be passed this summer.
SEIU is the workers who provide care and support for your family in public schools, hospitals, higher education, nursing homes, schools, in your homes 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 53,000 workers 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.
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