Vandalia Public Works Department employees file notice to strike, picket

The 18 members of the City of Vandalia Public Works Department intend to strike and picket March 2 at 6 a.m., according to Teamsters Local 957.

The union represents general truck drivers, warehousemen, helpers, sales and service and casino employees.

Union officials filed the notice with State Employment Relations Board on Feb. 20.

According to the filing with the SERB, the parties engaged in 14 negotiation sessions beginning Sept. 5, 2018, and ending Sept. 3, 2019.

The parties had four negotiation sessions with a mediator on Jan. 11, Feb. 26, Feb 27 and April 24, 2019.

A fact finding report was submitted on Jan. 31, 2020, and the report was rejected by the employer, according to the SERB filing.

News Center 7 will update this developing report as we learn more.

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