BAINBRIDGE – It might be a surprise to you that the four members of Bainbridge’s Highway Department have joined the Teamsters Union, but it was not a surprise to the town supervisor.
“It was only a matter of time,” said Supervisor Rick Chase. “Most area highway employees around us are now union. At the moment they offer a very comprehensive medical insurance package which attracts the workers.”
According to the Teamsters Local 693, of which the Bainbridge crew is now a member, the union has over 40 contracts specifically with highway departments in their local coverage area.