Minneapolis, MN - Non-essential Teamsters who work for Hennepin County have authorized a strike.
“Today Teamsters who work for Hennepin County in security, security dispatch, food service, maintenance, and engineering voted overwhelmingly to reject the County’s final offer and to authorize a strike,” says Brian Aldes, Secretary Treasurer. “The full weight of Teamsters Local 320 will support these brave workers as they take a stand against the County’s power grab.”
Hennepin County’s final offer to the Union would result in a reduction of anticipated wages as it doubles the length of time for employees to reach the top of their salary schedules. It also denies Teamsters from participating in their Union’s dental plan which provides a benefit 50 percent greater than the County’s current benefit.
More information will be provided to Hennepin County Teamsters in the coming week. Today’s vote authorized a strike action, but does not necessarily result in a work stoppage. The lines of communication between Hennepin County and the Union will remain open.