Long time Minnesota Building and Construction Trades President Harry Melander is hoping to bring the voice of labor to the board room of Health Partners, a health insurance company that insures tens of thousands of union building and construction members.
Health Partners’ one million members will be mailed ballots to choose between four candidates running for three open board seats. There hasn’t been a board member that represents labor for more than 20 years. Melander believes that his 35 years working for labor unions has brought him a practical view on health care and how important it is no matter who you are or your zip code.
Ballots were mailed to members in late October and early November. Voting can be done via mail or through the Health Partners’ website.
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