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Teamsters Local 320 members strike in St. Louis County

Stocking the burn barrels. Firing up the propane heater. Handing out signs and adjusting warm hats. As members of Teamsters Local 320 went over the final preparations before walking off the job Wednesday morning, morale was high. “We’re just hoping

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Teamsters 320 will begin strike on Wednesday

Teamsters Local 320, which represents plow drivers and other employees in St. Louis County, announced Tuesday afternoon that its work stoppage will begin Wednesday, January 15. The union released a statement saying “negotiators and members of Teamsters Local 320 employed

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Teamsters vote down St. Louis County’s final offer

Members of Teamsters Local 320 who work for St. Louis County’s Public Works Department voted Saturday to reject the county’s final offer. The vote was 117 – 8.  The vote came after an almost 12-hour final mediated session on Friday.

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‘Top Charts’ reveal reality of U.S. economy

This year continued the economic recovery from the Great Recession. But while the economy has had 21 consecutive months with unemployment at or below 4%, the top line numbers do not tell the whole story. The Economic Policy Institute released

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MLK Day events finalized

Plans are set for this year’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. This year’s theme is centered around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Give Us the Ballot and We Will Transform the South.” On Sunday, January 19, the Twin

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AFL-CIO trust backs local project

The billboard by the Zvago Cooperative at Lake Superior along London Road has some information that might catch your eye: The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping finance it. HIT is a $6.6 billion fixed income fund that finances

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Teamsters to hold vote on SLC’s last offer on Saturday

The Teamsters 320 negotiations committee unanimously rejected St. Louis County’s final offer after almost 12 hours of negotiations Friday, and members will take a ratification vote Saturday afternoon. Teamsters chief negotiator and business agent Erik Skoog is recommending members also

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Teamsters file intent to strike

Teamsters Local 320 has filed its intent to strike with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services (BMS) on January 1, 2020, as the labor agreement between the Union and St. Louis County has expired, the union announced Wednesday. Teamsters Local

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AFL-CIO endorses ‘new NAFTA’; Machinists, others object

WASHINGTON (PAI)—Over the Machinists’ objections, the AFL-CIO announced earlier this month it backs the revised “New NAFTA,” the so-called “free trade” pact GOP President Donald Trump and the U.S. House’s ruling Democrats unveiled that day. The union federation and the

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Teamsters authorize strike

Teamsters 320 announced earlier this week that the unionized members of the St. Louis County Public Works have voted to authorize a strike against the county. A marathon 19-hour negotiation session couldn’t get the county to a contract, and the

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