Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg
The union that represents most of Petersburg’s city workers is now preparing for a potential strike vote. Negotiators for the Petersburg Municipal Employees Association say they still hope to avoid a strike. But the union and the City have remained at odds over wages and leave time since contract talks started last February. The employee’s old contract expired in March and, with little progress since then, the union is now asking the state to clarify which employees would be allowed to strike if they take that step.
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