Jail Deputies Seek to Join Teamsters Union

There are a lot of rules inside the St. Joseph County Jail, but apparently not enough to protect the employees.

The Teamsters Union confirms that later this month, it will begin negotiating a collective bargaining agreement for special deputies that run the jail.

A majority of the 110 deputies on the job there, recently indicated they wanted to join the union. “Their concerns of course not only include wages, but include working conditions such as work rules the administration of discipline equally and fairly amongst employees job bidding when vacancies occur hours of work and overtime,” says Jim Szucs of Teamsters Local 354.

The Teamsters Union already represents county workers in the parks and highway departments.

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