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Teamster morale remains high as winter storm looms

Despite below-zero temperatures and brutal wind chills, morale was sky-high on the picket line among striking members of Teamsters Local 320 on Thursday. Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Northland, predicting at least

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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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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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IBEW Retirees step up to brighten holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, IBEW 242 Retirees combined their efforts to donate gifts, toys, clothes, gift cards, cash and much more to help the AFL-CIO Community Services Christmas Program. As the IBEW 242/31 retirees club has grown every year, the number of

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Laborers 1091 Food Drive still open!

It’s not too late to donate food or cash to the Laborers 1091 holiday food drive, says business manager Dan Olson. The annual drive always makes a difference for needy families in the area.

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CLB endorses Simonsen in SD7

The Duluth Central Labor Body voted overwhelmingly to recommend incumbent DFL State Senator Erik Simonsen to the state fed for endorsement at its monthly meeting Nov. 14. Simonsen was the only candidate to screen for endorsement. A retired firefighter, Simonsen

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CSP names new Labor liaison

Renee Van Nett is no stranger to the Labor Temple, and now you’ll be seeing her here more often as she steps into her new role as Community Services Director at the Head of the Lakes United Way. With her

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