Supervalu warehouse workers settle contract, end brief strike in Fargo

About 85 union members walked off the job early Monday morning after rejecting the Eden Prairie-based company's contract offer. The Associated Press reports workers will be given a pay raise sooner and get a $500 bonus.
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About 85 union members walked off the job early Monday morning after rejecting the Eden Prairie-based company's contract offer. The Associated Press reports workers will be given a pay raise sooner and get a $500 bonus.

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The Dayton Business Journal reports 120 people will lose their job when the Eden Prairie-based company consolidates the center. In February, Supervalu announced it was eliminating 800 jobs nationwide, including 200 workers in Minnesota.

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The troubled Eden Prairie-based grocery-store chain is expected to provide prospective buyout firms financial information later this week, the Wall Street Journal reports. Last week, Supervalu hired Goldman Sachs to explore selling either part or all of its supermarket operations after it reported a plunge in quarterly profit.

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