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AFSCME Strike Hits Home on U Campus

AFSCME employees at the University of Minnesota began striking Wednesday morning seeking higher wages. These employees include clerical, technical, and healthcare workers across the Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston, and Morris campuses. Strikers marched on Northrop Mall at noon Wednesday, day one of the strike. No negotiations have been made thus far. University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources provides more information regarding the negotiation process on their website.

While there were large turnouts at the picket lines across the U of M campuses, university officials claim that nearly two-thirds of union employees came in for work.

As the first week of classes went on as scheduled, Wednesday strikers welcomed a visit from Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate, John Edwards. More about her visit at Startribune's website.