Local 727 Stands in Solidarity with Local 320 Members Striking in Minnesota

| January 16, 2020

According to recent press releases from Teamsters Local 320, members of the Minnesota local who are employed by the St. Louis County Public Works Department initiated a work stoppage against their employer yesterday, Wednesday, January 15.  The group of approximately 180 Teamsters is comprised of snow plow operators and mechanics, bridge workers, building maintenance employees, parts specialists, and sign technicians.

The men and women of Local 320 were forced to initiate their strike after St. Louis County negotiators failed to address the union members’ concerns regarding high health care costs and the disparity of “sick and vacation leave accumulation between other county employees and the employees of the Public Works Department.”

“Local 727 is proud to stand in solidarity with our Teamster Brothers and Sisters in their fight for equality and affordable health care,” said John Coli, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of Local 727.  “These Teamsters head out during the worst, most dangerous winter storms to ensure motorists are safely able to travel through their communities.  Their contributions deserve to be recognized and fairly compensated.”

To read Secretary-Treasurer Coli’s letter of support to Secretary-Treasurer Brian Aldes and the members of Local 320, click here.

Nothing in this article should be read as the union’s waiver of any legal argument, position or grievance(s), or as a waiver of any rights, arguments, or defenses under any contract, collective bargaining agreement, or applicable law.  The union does not forfeit its right to make any and all supplemental arguments.

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