Teamsters, without a contract for last year-and-a-half, go on strike Thursday

Will Buss
Belleville News-Democrat
July 21, 2015

Some local construction sites may not be receiving concrete Thursday after about 80 metro-east laborers went on strike Thursday morning.

The Teamsters Union Local 50 in Swansea announced the work stoppage after members had been delivering ready-mix concrete while working without a contract for the past year and a half. Union president Scott Alexander said the laborers were no closer to a settlement over their wages, pension and health care benefits.

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