More than 200 of our brothers and sisters from Teamsters Local 120 are walking a picket line right now at Marathon Refinery in St. Paul Park. We stand with them. We share their concerns with the way Marathon is being managed right now, and what looks to be a calculated effort to replace local skilled union workers with unskilled non-union workers from out of town.
We are asking all 14,400 Local 49 members, and everyone else, to boycott Marathon Gas Stations until this situation is resolved. Here is a link to find out where the nearest Marathon station is to you – please get gas somewhere else. https://www.marathonbrand.com/Stations/Station_Locator/
Local 49 will also donate $5,000 to the Teamsters Marathon Strike Fund to help these workers in their time of need.
In addition, our staff, and I encourage our members, to join the picket line when they can to show our support. They ask that you check in and sign in when you get there – here is where to do that:
- From 10am – 10pm: American Legion at 329 Broadway Ave, St. Paul Park, MN. 55071
- From 10pm – 10am – Frankie’s Corner Bar – 304 Broadway Ave, St. Paul Park, MN. 55071
Solidarity isn’t just a word, and it matters most when it isn’t easy. Support these workers. They are fighting a battle that impacts us all.