What's New at Teamsters 320
Governor Dayton said Monday he hasn’t decided whether to bring lawmakers back and probably won’t make up his mind for a few more days. With no Minnesota bonding bill, important projects stalled, no 40,000 new jobs. Both the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and the University of Minnesota are denied important renovations and expansions to serve students.
Overall, Dayton told reporters it was "disappointing to say the least" that the session ended without a transportation or public works projects bill, saying those amounted to "serious, unmet need of Minnesota."
This week Teamsters Local 320 recognizes and congratulates all peace officers and especially members of the Minnesota Teamsters Law Enforcement League (MNTLEL).
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund:
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
The sworn men and women of law enforcement are some of the most courageous and determined individuals on the planet. They save lives, protect our communities, and ensure our safety. From time to time we take these brave men and women for granted—which is always wrong, but happens nonetheless. So for Police Week let’s make a solid commitment to honor our sworn law enforcement officers for the exceptional work they do for all of us every single day!
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187 creating 'National Correctional Officers Week.'
In recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 132, has designated the week beginning May 6, 1984, as 'National Correctional Officers Week,' and authorized and requested the President to issue an appropriate proclamation.
Teamsters Local 320 supports National Correctional Officers Week, and we encourage all Teamsters to observe this week with adoration for the men and women who work in our nation’s prisons and jails. Corrections is no easy profession: many times it is dangerous, physically and emotionally challenging. But the men and women charged with protecting society from suspected and convicted criminals take their duties seriously.
As a former Correctional Officer, I personally know how hazardous the duties of correctional personnel can be. I have seen the dangers associated with supervising violent offenders.
Teamsters Local 320 proudly represents local Correctional Officers and personnel throughout the state of Minnesota. We honor the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe.