April 16, 2014
By Neal Tepel
Tampa, Fla. — Pasco County employees have ratified their first Teamster contract. They. Now have strong IBT representation for more than 1,100 public sector workers across the county. "We fought to win a strong first contract for these hardworking public employees, and we won," said Ken Wood, President of Teamsters Local 79 in Tampa and Teamsters International Vice President.
"The battle took almost four years, but our negotiators knew that they must bring the employees a contract that honored their job seniority, has just-cause provisions and included wage increases. And, that is just what they delivered."
The one-year contract was ratified by Pasco County employees recently.
These workers are the newest public employees to be represented by Teamsters Local 79. The Local represents public service employees in Hernando, Citrus and Collier counties.