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State union workers protest MnSCU bonuses

The workers say they're upset that the outgoing MnSCU chancellor was given a $50,000 bonus -- especially now after layoffs and tuition hikes. MnSCU officials say the money isn’t a bonus, but rather performance pay.
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The workers say they're upset that the outgoing MnSCU chancellor was given a $50,000 bonus -- especially now after layoffs and tuition hikes. MnSCU officials say the money isn’t a bonus, but rather performance pay.

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