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U grad assistants reject union

Graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota have voted against a move to form a union with the help of the United Auto Workers, the Minnesota Daily reports.
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Graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota have voted against a move to form a union with the help of the United Auto Workers, the Minnesota Daily reports.

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