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Eliot Seide is the Executive Director of AFSCME Council 5, which built power for its 43,000 members with the merger of three Minnesota councils. Seide has spent 28 years working for AFSCME members in Minnesota, New York and throughout nation as a Business Agent, Legislative Director and International Area Director. Mr. Seide was a chairperson for one of the biggest union drug plans in the United States. He serves as a Director of Healthpartners, Inc., the Minnesota AFL-CIO Executive Board and was elected International Vice President in 2006. Mr. Seide holds Bachelor of Arts from New York University and holds Master of Arts from University of Toronto, All course work completed towards Ph.D., Major: Political Science; Minor: Economic History.