Will Star Tribune Teamsters Strike?

May 19, 2009: Since its Jan. 15 bankruptcy filing, the Star Tribune has forced five unions to fork over $9 million in annual concessions, plus pension freezes, with nary a labor stoppage. But Sunday's move to terminate drivers' pension contributions could bring the struggling company's first strike.

Though officials of Local 638 would not comment, recently retired driver Rick Sather says he's heard serious talk from half a dozen current drivers.

"They’re telling me what the business agent is saying to them: 'If the company wants to leave the pension plan, we just have to strike," Sather says.

Click here to read the full article at MinnPost.com.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Webinar & Toolkit: Heat Safety Rights at UPS

UPS Teamsters from across the country joined our webinar on enforcing new heat safety rights at UPS. Watch the webinar below. Then check out our heat safety rights toolkit. It includes resources to inform other members and enforce our heat safety rights this summer.

Resources: Getting Control of Production Standards

Get the information you need to understand production standards at your workplace, follow the methods, and stop unfair discipline.

View More News Posts