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Minneapolis teachers OK contract, classes resume Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis teachers have approved a new contract to end a strike that has kept students out of their classrooms for nearly three weeks. The school district’s 28,700 students are set to return Tuesday. The union, which represents about 4,500 teachers and support professionals, voted to approve the new contract Sunday after its negotiators reached a tentative agreement with…

Becker County: Tentative agreement reached with Teamsters Local 320

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Becker County administrators say a tentative agreement has been reached with representatives of Teamsters Local 320, who were set to go on strike as early as 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. “Becker County has reached a tentative agreement with Teamsters 320 during negotiations this last Saturday. The bargaining unit will vote on the contract this Tuesday evening,…

Becker County Teamster employees file intent to strike

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR-KFGO) – More than 173 employees of the Becker County Courthouse and Human Services units have voted to reject the county’s final offer and have filed their intent to strike with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services. The soonest the employees could strike is at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. There’s a mandatory 10-day cooling-off…

Teachers hit picket lines in Minneapolis as parents worry

Minneapolis teachers on strike (Fox 9)MINNEAPOLIS – Teachers have hit the picket lines at public schools across Minneapolis, calling their strike a fight to ensure “safe and stable schools” for students and for better wages for the lowest-paid support staff. Many families of the 29,000 students in the district are worried. They fear an extended walkout by the nearly 3,300 teachers…

Minneapolis teachers strike after failing to reach contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Teachers in the Minneapolis School District have gone on strike after failing to reach agreement on a new contract. The strike affects some 29,000 students. Meanwhile, teachers in St. Paul reached a deal late Monday to avert their own strike. The issues in the two districts were largely the same: wages, classroom sizes and mental health…

Teamsters on strike against Fargo food distributor over COVID-19 concerns

FARGO (KVRR) – About 70 drivers and warehouse workers are on strike against a Fargo food distributor. Members of Teamsters Local 120 were on the picket line Wednesday at Cash-Wa Distributing, formerly Food Services of America. Teamsters Business Agent Brian Nowak says striking workers don’t believe the company is doing its best to protect them from exposure to COVID-19. As…

Settlement Reached in St. Louis County Snow Plow Drivers Strike

The announcement was made early Monday morning.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to Teamsters Local 320 Recording Secretary Erik Skoog, an agreement has been reached between public works employees and St. Louis County. The announcement was made early Monday morning on Skoog’s Facebook page. In a post, Skoog says, “After 15 hours of mediation, we reached an agreement that both parties can be proud of! Congrats Teamsters and…

St. Louis County Snowplow Drivers Go on Strike Wednesday

The union said workers are prepared to strike until the county meets their demands.

DULUTH, Minn. (FOX 9)–Snowplow drivers in St. Louis County are going on strike Wednesday morning—the same day the area is expecting to receive several inches of snow. The union, Teamsters  Local 320, represents the snowplow drivers. In a statement, the union said the strike will “affect every Public Works Department in St. Louis County.” “I hope we get a ton of…