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War on Workers Revisited

Before the DFL took control of the Statehouse in 2012 the WAR ON WORKERS was in full force!

  • Higher Education was cut to the bone!
  • The Courts and Public Defense were cut to the bone!
  • Local Government and County Program Aid were cut to the bone!

Remember all the wage freezes, the coverage issues and overwhelming caseloads?

Workers were starved to the bone!

What they couldn’t cut they tried to privatize, when we fought back they came after us with a “Right to Work” scam and then tried to subvert our labor contracts with an “at-will” bill. We were lucky that Governor Dayton fought against this extreme agenda.

The legislators who did those terrible things before and put us in such awful positions want to regain their power at the Statehouse—UNLESS WE STOP THEM!

The election is November 4th 2014 and we must support our Teamster-endorsed candidates! Also, we urge you to help us phone bank on October 23rd and 30th. Times are still tough, but things are starting to get better and we cannot afford to go backwards.

Please RSVP here if you want to volunteer at a phone bank.

In solidarity,

Brian Aldes

Join Local 320!

Brothers and Sisters,

We are coming upon another important election that will determine the direction of Minnesota for years to come. I have traveled every corner of the state where Teamster members reside to discuss contract gains, representational goals and growing our Local Union. We will never get stronger contracts or see further economic gains if we sit out this election November 4th. This I promise you!

The coming election is a choice over whether we continue to pursue economic gains through legislative action with the help of candidates such as Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL-controlled House of Representatives. Without their concern for the middle class and public services we would be back in a conundrum of wage freezes, status quo bargaining and continued economic decline. Governor Dayton and the DFL-controlled House have both supported and protected collective bargaining, union rights and strong public sector budgets. We cannot afford to go backwards!

Throughout my travels many union members have come up to me and asked how to get more involved making our Local Union stronger. Now is the time to get involved. Starting Thursday, October 9th MN Teamsters will have an active phone bank for union members to volunteer to win this election. The phone bank is set up at the MN Teamsters Bldg: 3001 University Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414 (3rd Floor Meeting Rooms) from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The phone banks will continue to operate every Thursday in October from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Phone Banks
Thursday, October 9th MN Teamsters Bldg 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 16th MN Teamsters Bldg 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 23rd MN Teamsters Bldg 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 30th MN Teamsters Bldg 5:00 – 8:00 pm

If you do not reside in the metro area please contact Gus Froemke at gfroemke@teamsterslocal320.org or 612-378-8732 for additional information.

Please RSVP here if you want to volunteer at a phone bank.

Lastly, here is the latest list of Teamster endorsed candidates in Minnesota races.
In solidarity,

Brian Aldes
Secretary-Treasurer