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County employees ratify new contract offer | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published September 13, 2013, 12:00 AM County employees ratify new contract offer Employees for St. Louis County who are members of two American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union locals voted in favor of a new contract offer … Continue reading

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AFSCME contract vote coming on St. Louis County contract offer | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 28, 2013, 12:00 AM AFSCME contract vote coming on St. Louis County contract offer Officials of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 66 will take the St. Louis County’s latest contract offer to members, … Continue reading

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Strike talk louder as St. Louis County, AFSCME at odds | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 19, 2013, 04:03 PM Strike talk louder as St. Louis County, AFSCME at odds The sticking point is a two-tiered sick-leave bank for current and new employees. By: John Myers, Duluth News Tribune Union workers for St. Louis County … Continue reading

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In St. Louis County contract talks, sick leave is sticking point, AFSCME says | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 18, 2013, 12:00 AM In St. Louis County contract talks, sick leave is sticking point, AFSCME says Negotiations between St. Louis County and the unions that represent nearly two-thirds of the county’s employees have broken off and a … Continue reading

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St. Louis County contract talks with AFSCME go late Friday | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 17, 2013, 12:00 AM St. Louis County contract talks with AFSCME go late Friday Negotiations that began at 10 a.m. Friday between representatives for St. Louis County and employee labor unions were still going on when this edition … Continue reading

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St. Louis County, two union locals are going to mediation | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

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Published August 14, 2013, 12:00 AM St. Louis County, two union locals are going to mediation St. Louis County officials and representatives of the county’s two largest labor unions will meet with a mediator in St. Paul on Friday in … Continue reading

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Locked-out American Crystal Sugar union workers approve contract | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Published April 14, 2013, 12:59 AM Locked-out American Crystal Sugar union workers approve contract Union workers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who have been locked out of their jobs for 20 months at American Crystal Sugar Co. have voted … Continue reading

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Twin Cities security guards prepare for 1-day strike | StarTribune.com

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A union representing 2,000 security guards is moving ahead with plans for a one-day strike as early as Monday that could affect some of the Twin Cities’ biggest corporations. Contract talks broke down on Friday between the union and contractors … Continue reading

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Crystal union supporters lobby for bill against lockouts | Duluth News Tribune |

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Crystal union supporters lobby for bill against lockouts DON DAVIS Forum News Service    ST. PAUL — A lockout of 1,300 workers in the Red River Valley has become evidence for Minnesota Legislature Democrats as they draw up bills to restrict … Continue reading

Crystal Sugar officials, union plan to discuss lockout – TwinCities.com

A delegation representing locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. is taking its case to the people who own the company.

The union says it will hold a press conference before Thursday’s annual shareholders meeting at a Fargo hotel, and then deliver petition signatures calling for the end of the lockout.

A Crystal spokesman says the company will hold its own news conference shortly after noon Thursday, Dec. 6.

Moorhead based American Crystal is a cooperative owned by about 2,800 sugar beet growers.

About 1,300 union employees were locked out of their jobs on Aug. 1, 2011, after contract negotiations broke down. The company has been using replacement workers at its plants in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

The union last weekend voted for a fourth time to reject the contract.

via Crystal Sugar officials, union plan to discuss lockout – TwinCities.com.