Minneapolis Park Employees Accept New Contract

Nov 16, 2022

Minneapolis, MN —  Today, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board employees represented by LIUNA Local 363 delivered a successful vote to accept a fair labor contract with the employer.

AJ Lange, Business Manager of LIUNA Local 363 said, “The front-line workers of the Park Board have kept public spaces and parks facilities functioning during some of the most challenging crises we have endured. It is encouraging that the Board has begun to recognize workers’ sacrifices in this final agreement, and more needs to be done to ensure that Park Board employees receive the respect and dignity they deserve. While we did not get everything we wanted, we managed to secure important worker protections.” 

Among the key features of the ratified contract are a nearly five percent wage increase over the next two years, expanded longevity benefits, and additional paid holidays. In response to the Union's efforts, management dropped previously proposed takeaways that would harm workers and reduce the quality of service.

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