How does the union support legislative efforts? – Minnesota perspectives

How does the union support legislative efforts regarding student debt, retirement benefits, cradle to grave education, tax reform and other issues relating to the state of education and labor across the nation?


SEIU’s membership shares our concern about the worrisome trends in higher education that are transforming public universities across the country, including the U of M. These trends include increased reliance on contingent instructors instead of tenure lines as a cost-saving measure, growing corporatization and administrative bloat, and the alarming decrease in state funding. We face decreasing public support, increasing reliance on corporate sponsorship of research, and skyrocketing tuition costs and student debt. We need to think more creatively about how to reverse these trends.