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Threatened strike averted as contract reached for St. Paul Park oil refinery workers

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Contract negotiators struck a deal for St. Paul Park oil refinery workers hours before a threatened strike was to begin.

Northern Tier Energy, which owns the refinery, and the Teamsters Local 120 reached agreement on a new three-year contract, said Chris Riley, the union’s business manager.


The deal came about 5 p.m. Tuesday. The union planned to strike Jan. 1 if there was not a settled contract.

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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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