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Striking University Workers Reach Deal

November 05, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

About 1,800 striking clerical workers reached a tentative contract with the University of Minnesota and said they would return to work.

Neither side would reveal details of the agreement, which was reached after two all-night bargaining sessions. Union leaders claimed victory, saying the university had made concessions on health-care costs, while the university president said no "substantial" new money was offered.

The members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local went on strike Oct. 21 at four campuses.

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