Schools

Public School Staff React to Passage of ‘Safe Schools’ Bill

Members of SEIU Local 284 praise steps to improve lives of Minnesota children

Saint Paul, Minn – Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284 members who work in public schools in Minnesota praised the passage of the “The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools” Act, which Governor Mark Dayton will sign today after passage in the Minnesota House and Senate. Workers in Minnesota pu
blic schools recognize the damaging impacts that bullying causes every day and were pleased at this step being taken to change the climate for students. (more…)

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The ECM Post Review: State aid the ‘best economic news’ in decades for NBAPS

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2013 Session Truly Historic, Moves Minnesota Forward to a Brighter Future

Legislators, Governor Dayton make crucial investments in education and health care while expanding rights for workers

St. Paul, MN – As the dust settles on the 2013 legislative session, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) say it will go down in history as one of the most successful legislative sessions, providing a balanced approach to making key investments in our middle class, while expanding the rights of collective bargaining for workers. (more…)

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Local 284 ED, Carol Nieters: Harming education harms Minn. economy

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Support Education With Fair Revenue

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House of Representatives takes first steps to equalize and stabilize education across the state for a new “Minnesota Miracle”

Rep. Joe Radinovich introduces General Education Levy Bill, moves to the Education Finance Committee for hearing

St. Paul, MN — Rep. Joe Radinovich (DFL-Crosby) introduced the General Education Levy bill Monday, in an effort to create a stable and dedicated revenue support system of education for every student in the state. (more…)

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New SEIU Report: Banks Shortchanged Schools

SEIU Minnesota has issued a report titled I.O.U.: How Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank Have Shortchanged Minnesota Schools that lays some of the blame for a $2.4 billion school shift and other shortfalls in school funding on the practices of the state’s largest banks and their executives. (more…)

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Star Tribune features Robbinsdale bus driver fighting to prevent privatization

The district is looking to save $1.4 million a year by contracting with First Student to provide bus service.

Laura Aune has been driving a bus for the Robbinsdale School District for 12 years, these days transporting students with special needs.

For those students she is part cheerleader, part counselor and part unofficial liaison, reporting daily to teachers whether the kids are having a good day or a bad one.

Read the rest of the Star Tribune story here.

Read about the last Robbinsdale School Board meeting on Feb 21st here.

Read how the Robbinsdale School District is missing out on transportation dollars from the state here.

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KEEP OUR PROMISE TO MINNESOTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SEIU POSITION: The funding formula for E-12 schools needs
an increase that keeps up with inflation and does not rely on local school
district levies.
We believe our members and students deserve more than temporary fixes. Our schools need adequate funding so that every Minnesota child receives a first-rate education. (more…)

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