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Teamsters Negotiations' FAQs

Who Is Part of Teamsters Local 8?

Teamsters Local 8 union represents about 2,500 technical service employees across the university, excluding The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn College, working in the Office of Physical Plant; Housing and Food Services; the Airport; Auxiliary and Business Services; Transportation Services; Procurement Services; Multimedia and Print Center; Farm Services; Foods Warehouse and Bakery, Foods Purchasing; and operations at campuses.  Of Penn State’s more than 33,000 full- and part-time employees at its campus locations, about 2,500 are members of the bargaining unit represented by Local 8. Of these unionized employees, 2,000 work at University Park and 500 work on other campuses across the Commonwealth.

How Long Have Teamsters Local 8 Been at Penn State?

Technical service employees at Penn State have been represented by the Teamsters since 1967.

What Is the Duration of Their Bargaining Agreement?

The current agreement was reached in 2021 and covers the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.