County issues statement on tentative contract deal

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 Administration • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 202 • Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 726-2450 •

Kevin Z. Gray
County Administrator




December 29, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager

218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)


County issues statement on tentative contract deal

We are pleased to confirm that St. Louis County and Teamsters Local 320 reached a tentative three-year contract agreement for the approximately 170 county employees represented by the union. This includes equipment operators, heavy equipment mechanics, bridge workers, sign technicians, storekeepers and other positions in the Public Works Department.


Full details of the deal will become available in the coming weeks once the union has had opportunity to discuss it with their membership and ratify the agreement.


The contract demonstrates our commitment to both our employees as well as the residents and businesses we serve. This marks agreements reached with the three largest bargaining units representing more than 1,200 county employees. We look forward to productive discussions with the remaining bargaining units in the coming weeks.