Local 120 News

07 October 2017

First Transit Contract Ratification Vote


GREAT TURNOUT! Joe Battaglia along with his negotiating team bargained great increases in pay and benefits for our First Transit Drivers this year. The members ratified the contract 152-27 and were very happy with the result!


25 August 2017

Teamsters Stand Up To Mayo For Reducing Services in Greater MN



August 25th 2017 PRESS CONTACT

Tom Erickson (651) 343-1723 terickson@teamsterslocal120.org

Teamsters Demand Mayo Clinic Live Up to Commitments In Fairmont

Fairmont MN- The Teamsters Local 120 is calling on the Mayo Clinic to outline what services will be added or expanded at the Fairmont Medical Center in light of the announced closure of “Lutz Wing” long term care. They say the closure of “Lutz Wing” will leave many current residents and their families scrambling to find a new place to receive care and result in significant job loss to the community.

June Nelson, an Insurance Specialist at Mayo Fairmont who also serves as Steward for the Teamster Bargaining Unit said the news is devastating:

“We feel like we’ve been betrayed, like our community has been betrayed. Our members aren’t just concerned about their jobs, they are worried about what will happen to their patients and to seniors in our community without Lutz Wing.”

Teamsters Local 120 President Tom Erickson believes Mayo needs to outline specifically what services will be expanded or added as a result of the closure.

“They are removing a service that families in Fairmont use and have made no concrete commitments to expand or add services to replace it. That cannot stand, we are going to shine a light on these actions so that elected officials, taxpayers, and communities across Greater Minnesota know what happens when Mayo takes over your local medical center.”

Erickson says the announced closure is particularly disturbing in light of the company’s preferential non-profit tax status and the nearly half a billion dollars taxpayers have committed to for the “Destination Medical Center” project in Rochester.

“They reduced services in Albert Lea, now in Fairmont. Our tax dollars are funding them and they are cutting services that rural Minnesota communities depend on.”

10 August 2017

Mac’s Roll Off Hiring

Looking for an honest, motivated individual with good driving record and CDL to join our team. 
Manual transmission driving experience preferred.  Family-owned company. 
Benefits, Overtime possible, Union Local 120.  Please email resume, or contact us and we will email you an application. 
See our website at www.macsrolloff.com
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.