Threatened strike averted as contract reached for St. Paul Park oil refinery workers
Contract negotiators struck a deal for St. Paul Park oil refinery workers hours before a threatened strike was to begin.
Northern Tier Energy, which owns the refinery, and the Teamsters Local 120 reached agreement on a new three-year contract, said Chris Riley, the union’s business manager.
The deal came about 5 p.m. Tuesday. The union planned to strike Jan. 1 if there was not a settled contract.