Teamsters 320 ratifies agreement with St. Louis County, ending strike

Teamsters Local 320 ratified the tentative agreement (TA) with St. Louis County administration 133-0 on Monday afternoon.

According to a Teamsters press release, the agreement provides wage increases over the next three years and allows the local to join the Teamsters Joint Council 32 Health and Welfare Plan, as well as other changes to health and welfare benefits.

“The agreement that was ratified tonight is groundbreaking for St. Louis County employees,” said Brian Aldes, Teamsters Local 320 Secretary Treasurer and Principal Officer. “The vacation accrual has been standardized for all bargaining unit employees and sick leave accruals have been increased.”

“The team deserves all the credit for negotiating an excellent round of contract negotiations,” said Erik Skoog, chief negotiator for the Teamsters. “I’m also proud the not one Teamster crossed the picket line.”

“We want to thank all the elected leaders, candidates, and St. Louis County Board members who stood with us during these difficult days,” said Sami Gabriel, President of Teamsters Local 320 and Teamsters Joint Council 32 DRIVE (Democratic, Republican, Independent, Voter Education). “We also must thank the countless labor unions, churches, neighbors, community groups, and regular citizens who supported striking Teamsters with donations and encouragement. The response from the community has been outstanding.”

Be sure to read the January 22 issue of the Labor World for more coverage.

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