Local 120 News

22 May 2017

Funeral Services For Our Brother Bradley Jenkins

Bradley Alan Jenkins, age 47, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Bradley was born on November 17, 1969 in Tomah, Wisconsin to Harry and Patricia Ann (Snider) Jenkins. He was a longtime employee, and proud union worker, for Teamsters Local 120.

On May 9, 1998, Bradley was united in marriage with Erin Fitzgerald and became loving parents to their three children. In 2011, they moved from MN to Sioux Falls, SD.

Bradley enjoyed spending time with his family, playing basketball with his children, and was a huge Packers and Badgers Fan.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Erin Jenkins; adored children, Katie “Q”, Pattie “Bug” and Owen “Buddy” Jenkins; twin brother, Brent (Linda) Jenkins and sister, Dawn (Steve) Johnson; niece and nephew, Taylor and Mark Johnson; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Mark Jenkins.

Funeral Services will be held 11 am Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 2 pm, with family present to greet friends from 4-7 pm Wednesday evening at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

18 May 2017

Labor, Firefighters, and Police Join Forces to Support Candidate For Mayor of St. Paul

For quite possibly the first time ever, the Saint Paul Police Federation, Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21, and Teamsters Local 120 joined together on Wednesday night to host a fundraiser for a candidate for St. Paul mayor. Pat Harris, a lifelong resident of St. Paul, served on the Saint Paul City Council for twelve years and is a current commissioner for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. In both these capacities Pat Harris has proven himself to be a fierce advocate for labor including supporting a minimum wage increase for airport workers as well as standing by prevailing wage whenever it’s been threatened.

President of Teamsters Local 120, Tom Erickson, joined the Presidents of the Saint Paul Police Federation, David Titus, and Saint Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21, Mike Smith in expressing their confidence in Pat Harris as the best candidate for Saint Paul Mayor. “I think this is a great great coalition to build here in the city of Saint Paul and we want you to be mayor.” said Tom Erickson. Erickson went on to describe how labor unions in St. Paul have been hurt in the past: “They have cut us deep whether they reduced the number of police officers, reduced the number of firefighters, and the number of public works people, and that’s a huge concern for us. Our people are spread so thin when it’s snowing like crazy, just like firefighters or police officers. They’re called out there on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve doesn’t matter what’s going on and we want a mayor that’s going to be there to stand for us.” The Teamsters, Firefighters, and Police Officers all believe Pat Harris is that candidate.

Click here to learn more about Pat Harris.

04 May 2017

Lakeville Motor Express

As many may recall, 95 hardworking Teamsters at Lakeville Motor Express (LME) were locked out by LME’s owners, the Wilsey’s, just three days before Thanksgiving in 2016. On the evening of May 3, 2017, LME Teamsters showed up in force at Local 120 to hear President Tom Erickson address the recent proposal from the Department of Labor to settle the wage theft that the Wilsey’s have denied the hardworking men and women of LME, which includes wages and any unused vacation and sick time, along with penalty pay. In President Erickson’s communication to the members, he reiterated that “LME owes every single member the wages, sick and vacation time that have been rightfully earned. We will not go away until this company recognizes the contract they agreed to or until LME/FLE is out of business for good!”