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St. Paul Park refinery workers vote to strike if no contract deal is reached

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St. Paul Park oil refinery workers say they will strike at the end of the year if they don’t settle on a new contract with refinery owner Northern Tier Energy.


The 190-member Teamsters Local 120 union voted Monday to strike when the current two-year contract expires Dec. 31. The union says Northern Tier Energy has proposed to cut wages for some workers, eliminate jobs for others and make vacation and overtime changes, among other modifications.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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