October 18, 2016

Did SEIU Use Fake Names to Unionize PCAs?

Despicable things are happening in our PCA program and the SEIU is to blame.

It’s time to go public and hold SEIU accountable for the ways they’ve hurt PCAs. 

Please join MNPCA for our first-ever press conference where we’ll be announcing the lawsuit we’ve recently filed on behalf of PCAs. We’ll also be featuring brilliant PCAs and concerned advocates who love this program and want to protect it.

 We all want to believe unions are fighting for us and there may be some good unions out there. But this is not one of them.

Here are just a few examples of what SEIU has done: 

  • We’ve found PCAs who NEVER signed an SEIU union membership card who have had ‘membership dues’ taken out of their paychecks. The union takes about $75 from every paycheck! If you’re a PCA, please check your pay stubs even if you don’t think you’re in the union—they may be taking your money anyway!

 

  • PCAs who HAVE signed membership cards and wish to OPT OUT are finding they cannot get out of the union! We’ve seen PCAs asking the SEIU to take them out of the union for MONTHS and the SEIU refuses to send them the information necessary to opt out—all while continuing to take dues from their paychecks. 

 

  • SEIU has a list of PCAs that they used in the labor election to claim they’d been chosen to represent PCAs. But this list is a sham! There are fake addresses, fake names, and people who have never been PCAs throughout the list. SEIU’s claim to represent PCAs is built on dishonesty.

 

Fellow PCAs, we have to ask ourselves, is this really the type of organization we want representing us and our loved ones with disabilities at the Capitol?

 

If we can call for another vote we will have a chance to protect the PCA program from the SEIU, but we’ll need the help of PCAs like you to pull it off! (Have you signed and mailed in your Election Authorization Card? If you haven’t, bring it to the press conference! We will also have forms there for you to sign. If you can’t come to the press conference, please fill it out and mail it in today!)

 

Please join us to learn more about how we’re fighting for PCAs like you.  

All are welcome! Invite friends and loved ones! 

Event and parking details included below.

 

 MNPCA Press Conference

Wednesday, October 19th at 9am

State Office Building, Room 181(On First Floor Opposite the Elevators) 

100 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. (Off Rice Street) 

St Paul, MN 55155

 

Parking

The best place to park is right next to the State Office Building and MNDOT. There is a new Ramp F that has lots of handicap spots. (It is across from the Sears parking lot off Rice Street.) The pay machine takes Cash and Visa but not American Express. You DO NOT have to put your paid receipt in your car. So once you have parked and paid, you are good to go.

 

Public parking is also available in the following locations:

Lot AA: located west of the State Office Building on Rice Street

Lot C: located west of the MN Senate Building on Sherburne Avenue

Public disability parking is available throughout the Capitol Complex. This parking is located near building accessibility entrances. Vehicles must display either a disability parking certificate or a disability license plate.

 

Here is a link to State Capitol Parking: http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/directions.html