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Butte Teamsters Union & St. James Reach Agreement

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BUTTE -

The Butte Teamsters Union #2 and St. James Healthcare agreed on a new two year working contract.

Both sides met with a federal mediator throughout the day on Thursday, until a tentative agreement was made at 5 p.m.

Teamster members then ratified the contract with an unanimous vote of approval. 

Union members will receive a 2% increase in salary for both years of the contract with longevity increases being restored.

The Teamster Union #2 has 107 employees at the Butte hospital, all of which were prepared to go on strike if an agreement was not reached by Monday morning.

"We had everybody set up to man the picket lines with all of our brothers from the other unions and stuff," said Business Representative for Teamsters Local #2 Bill Rowe. "We were ready to go. It was very close."

For more about the agreement between the union and St. James Healthcare, tune into the ABC Montana News at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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