More SEIU Negotiations

In the latest contention between the Service Employees International Union Local 26 that unites nearly 800 security officers and local building owners U.S. Bancorp and Ameriprise, SEIU members overwhelmingly voted 278 to 26 against a healthcare plan that would force some officers with families to pay as much as $1100 a month for health insurance. This comes after Congressman Keith Ellison and Minneapolis City Councilmember Ralph Remington stressed the need for good jobs with affordable healthcare in the Twin Cities. The security officers who have been at the bargaining table for nearly four months have been working without a contract since January 2008.