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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minn. steelworkers at Sappi vote on labor deal

  • The union has been working under a contract extension since May.
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  • Hundreds of union members at Sappi Fine Paper vote on a new labor contract this week.
    The tentative agreement comes several days after the union voted to authorize a strike at the Cloquet plant. Nearly 400 members of United Steelworkers Local 1163 are eligible to vote on the proposed contract Friday.
    The union has been working under a contract extension since May. WDIO-TV (http://bit.ly/TPBCLM ) says dozens of workers held informational picketing at the plant in October, saying the company was asking employees to pay more for health care.

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