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About Us

The Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union Local 320

Local 320's Mission is to provide the benefit of unionism to all workers and to protect and preserve the benefits obtained for members of this organization.

We shall safeguard, advance, and promote the principles of free collective bargaining, the rights of workers, farmers and consumers, and the security and welfare of all the people by political, education and other community activity.

Our Local takes pride in the work of our membership and together we will defend Minnesota public employees against any and all attacks on public service!

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A Message To Our Active Duty Military And Veterans From Jim Hoffa
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Today's Teamster News For November 10, 2014
Teamster Victory At Keolis Transit America
Today's Teamster News For November 10, 2014
Boston's Parking Attendants Joining Teamsters Local 25
Teamsters to Cytec: Stop This Dangerous Lockout
Trade Show and Convention Centers Division Newsletter, October 2014
 
     
  Current Campaigns  
  • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

  • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

  • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

    With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

    Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

    ¡Si Se Puede!

  • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

    After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

  • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

    You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

  • Join the movement to stop the war on workers. Corporate CEOs and billionaires are attacking you, your family and your job. The battlefield is in statehouses throughout the country.  Our jobs, our health, our kids, our retirement and our standard of living are all at risk. Check this page frequently for updates. 

  • This webpage provides updates to AWI/White Rose Teamsters about the company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 9, 2014. The Warehouse Division of the Teamsters Union has been appointed to the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in the bankruptcy filing and the union has assembled a team to monitor the bankruptcy. The Teamsters will play an active role in the bankruptcy process in an effort to best protect the jobs, wages and benefits of our members.

     

Support Frontline Workers!

At the University of Minnesota Teamster jobs at U Services have been cut by 20% in the last four years. Wages have stagnated.

The U of M leadership is under scrutiny by legislators and the press over top-heavy "executive/administrative and managerial" positions and compensation. All this exposure has the potential to hurt frontline workers at U Services.

Tell University President Eric Kaler that frontline workers have earned a fair shake at the legislature and at the bargaining table. Don't balance the budget on the backs of U Services!
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Number Date Name Location Please keep comments within ...
132 Wed Mar 13 07:27:28 EDT 2013 tim row buffalo, MN /not only were wages frozen, time service time was frozen! Two years were not credited for time served toward future raises. Has management suffered equqlly as lowed paid employees!
131 Tue Mar 12 21:20:28 EDT 2013 Richard Miller Saint Paul, MN Please do not cut the $80 million increase that the governor has proposed for the University of Minnesota. The front line workers carry an enormous work load to keep the U open and give an invaluable More....
130 Tue Mar 12 21:06:15 EDT 2013 JAMES CRUSAN DULUTH, MN Jim Crusan Duluth, MN
129 Tue Mar 12 19:18:14 EDT 2013 KATHRYN LENERS SPRING LK PRK, MN
128 Fri Feb 08 08:29:33 EST 2013 dale davey duluth, MN
127 Thu Feb 07 17:53:58 EST 2013 genet meskela s.poul, MN
126 Wed Feb 06 18:46:15 EST 2013 Alisha Olson MINNEAPOLIS, MN Economic Justice!
125 Mon Feb 04 17:19:31 EST 2013 Nick Pasche Hoffman, MN
124 Mon Feb 04 14:07:27 EST 2013 Allen Willeck Saginaw, MN
123 Sat Feb 02 10:05:50 EST 2013 PAUL GELLERSTEDT DULUTH, MN It is time to share a little more of the pie with the workers. We keep tacking it on the chin. You need to look else where for savings. If you need some ideas in where to save money I am sure local 320 More....
122 Fri Feb 01 21:51:08 EST 2013 RUSSELL WIKBLAD DULUTH, MN
121 Fri Feb 01 14:50:58 EST 2013 Sue Mauren Golden Valley, MN Teamster members keep the University running! It is high time they were rewarded for their hard work and contributions to the U.
120 Fri Feb 01 13:23:04 EST 2013 Alissa Anderson duluth, MN
119 Fri Feb 01 13:18:18 EST 2013 dan seguin duluth, MN i am tired of my take home pay getting smaller and smaller while the higher ups just keep raking in the money.
118 Fri Feb 01 12:55:05 EST 2013 jerome danelke hoffman, MN
117 Fri Feb 01 12:43:27 EST 2013 Jewel Engstrom Twin Cities, MN
116 Fri Feb 01 12:27:27 EST 2013 ruth vittorio duluth, MN
115 Fri Feb 01 12:14:16 EST 2013 Michael Shaw Minneaolis, MN President Kaler,

Please acknowledge the hard work and sacrifice of frontline workers at the University. These employees help to make the University the top-notch higher education institution More....
114 Fri Feb 01 11:53:29 EST 2013 Ellyn Baumann Houston, MN
113 Fri Feb 01 11:39:59 EST 2013 Stuart Raymond Mounds View, MN
112 Fri Feb 01 11:38:37 EST 2013 Diana Schultz MORRIS, MN
111 Fri Feb 01 11:09:56 EST 2013 Meghan Hudon Crookston, MN
110 Fri Feb 01 11:02:27 EST 2013 MARK HUDON CROOKSTON, MN
109 Tue Jan 29 20:33:04 EST 2013 FREDRICK HRBEK ROSEMOUNT, MN
108 Tue Jan 29 19:02:26 EST 2013 CHERYL GARTHUS DULUTH, MN
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