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Dubuque Local 120 Teamsters on strike


DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Dubuque Local 120 Teamsters say 23 members have been on strike since November 2.

The members are striking against Mike Finnin Motors and Mike Finnin Ford after having turned down the businesses' final offer on Oct. 31.

Dave Baker with the Teamsters said members took issue with a change in overtime policy and thought the businesses' final wage offer was too low.

Mike Finnin said it came down to economics. He said the Teamsters wanted more raises than the businesses could give them.

Finnin said it's unfortunate to see a strike for the employees' and customers' sake, but he has to consider economic issues.

Service technicians, body shop technicians and parts counter people, he said.

Both sides say they're open to resolving the issue, but no talks are currently scheduled.

Online Reporter Becca Habegger

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