The Janus v. AFSCME decision came down over a month ago and Teamsters Local 320 in addition to other public sector labor unions such as AFSCME and Education Minnesota are still grappling with its lasting effects. Many Local 320 members remain concerned or perplexed over the Janus decision’s immediate impact to their collective bargaining rights and unit cohesion. Thus far, we haven’t found anything alarming to report. The truth of the matter is this: we cannot get distracted when a serious election is looming.
The Janus decision is now in Local 320’s rearview mirror as we must focus on the 2018 midterm elections and the fight to keep our union rights and retirement security. Nevertheless, Local 320 will continue to monitor the situation for its members in response to Janus.
If you have questions about what’s on the line for Local 320 if Minnesotans elect an anti-union governor, please look up ACT 10 in Wisconsin or study the changes to Iowa’s Chapter 20. These attacks on union workers were made possible because folks in Iowa and Wisconsin elected anti-union leaders. Furthermore, the attacks on pensions by state legislatures keep happening again and again.
This election we have a real opportunity to make a difference for Minnesota’s working families. Please join our Volunteer Political Action Team (click here).
Next Monday – Thursday (August 6th – 9th) and Monday, August 13th – Tuesday, August 14th, Teamsters are invited to phone bank for DRIVE endorsed candidates at the Minnesota Teamsters Bldg (3001 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis 55414) on the fourth floor 5:00 – 8:00 pm. (Dinner will be provided).
On Saturday, August 11th, Teamsters are invited to canvass for DRIVE endorsed candidates at the Minnesota Teamsters Bldg (3001 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis 55414) on the third floor 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. (Lunch will be provided).
Please review the following Minnesota Teamsters Joint Council 32 DRIVE endorsements for the August 14 primary and the November 6 midterm election.
DRIVE endorsed candidates
- All of us at Teamsters Local 320