Thank you to all of the Union members who voted in local elections last week! Across the state, school levies were adopted, local officials elected and important matters for our society were decided. Please join me in congratulating the three SEIU members elected to City Council in Minneapolis: Aisha Chugtai, Elliot Payne and Andrea Jenkins! Our Union works to elect union members to office every year and it’s so great to see three of our own win this fall!
In addition, our efforts to enact Rent Stabilization ordinances were overwhelmingly supported by voters in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We look forward to working with both mayors and council majorities who were endorsed by our Union this year to address the issues of astronomical rent increases that are outpacing wage increases in our communities.
SEIU members, staff and volunteers knocked on 20,000 doors and spent thousands of hours making phone calls on behalf of our issues and endorsed candidates this fall. Thank you to everyone who took time to help our union build on our political power this year!