Following a member-driven screening process, SEIU members, including 800 members who live and work in Brooklyn Park, chose to endorse Joy because of what the union called her extensive professional experience and her proven history fighting for working families in Brooklyn Park.
"After our screening, SEIU members enthusiastically recommended endorsing Joy for Mayor of Brooklyn Park," said Javier Morillo-Alicea, President of SEIU Local 26. "She comes from the business world, but she has the instinct and passion of an organizer. Members were impressed by her work leading the fight in Brooklyn Park to hold Target accountable for the local jobs they promised when the city granted them enormous tax subsidies. As Mayor, her experience bringing together diverse groups of people will benefit all the residents of Brooklyn Park."
SEIU members are employed in a variety of occupations at facilities throughout the state, including hospital, clinic, nursing home and in-home support workers, public school support staff and early childhood education workers, commercial and public building maintenance employees, security officers and other property service workers and Minneapolis Public School maintenance employees.