What's New at Teamsters 320
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sep. 22, 2017
On August 17, 2017, the DAV Minnesota Chapter 1 Commander and Vice Commander presented Teamsters Local 320 and the Local 320 Member Action Committee (MAC) with a framed print. The print was presented in appreciation for Teamsters Local 320's partnership with DAV and its continued support.
Present from the MAC to accept the print is Local 320 Secretary Treasurer Brian Aldes; Local 320 General Counsel Paula Johnston; David Garibaldi, Three Rivers Parks; Scott Nitti, City of Eagan; and Josh Melgard, State Assistant Public Defender. Not pictured: Gus Froemke and Brett Ohnstad. Absent MAC members: Josh Loahr, Claire Thiele, Megerso Hawiya, Jill Nitke and Mick Kelly.
August 15, 2017
Park Rapids, MN-
On August 14, 2017, Hubbard County Social Services employees overwhelmingly voted to authorize a labor strike if the County administration does not resolve its outstanding issues through state-facilitated mediation.
The negotiators for Hubbard County failed to put forward a consistent contract offer for Social Services employees during two days of mediation.
The vote to strike could affect up to 48 employees in the bargaining unit who are Teamsters Local 320 members.
“The negotiations between Hubbard County and its employees broke down because the employer wasn’t shooting straight with us,” says Brian Aldes, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 320 and chief spokesperson. “The negotiators for Hubbard County unilaterally changed a tentative agreement hammered out through the mediation process”
The Hubbard County employees will strike only if the County does not provide a complete and coherent contract offer. The strike is not over economic issues, but the integrity of the collective bargaining process.
“No one wants a strike, but the workers in this community have been treated unfairly and unprofessionally,” says Aldes. “These workers just want respect and dignity on the job.”