St. Paul, Minnesota – Planned Parenthood North Central States announced today that eligible employees have voted to form a union with Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa (SEIU). In total, out of 429 employees eligible to vote, 238 staff voted to form a union with SEIU, and 26 voted to not form a union. This means that PPNCS administrative and health services staff will be forming a union represented by SEIU. The vote results now await certification by the National Labor Relations Board, with a collective bargaining process to follow.
The following statement may be attributed to Molly Gage, Vice President of Human Resources for PPNCS:
“PPNCS welcomes Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa (SEIU) as the representative of bargaining unit employees. At a time when reproductive rights and the freedom of bodily autonomy are under intense attack, we will work with SEIU to support our employees, and to strengthen public policy, and improve access to abortion and all sexual and reproductive health care and education.”
Planned Parenthood North Central States and its subsidiary organizations provide, promote, and protect reproductive and sexual health through high quality care, education and advocacy. A member of America’s most trusted reproductive health care provider, our affiliate is proud to support and operate 28 health centers across our five-state region (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota). Each year, we provide health care to nearly 115,000 people and health education to more than 55,000 people in our region.