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Minnesota Comes to Terms with Striking Employees. (New Briefs).

* The State of Minnesota Minnesota, state, United States
Minnesota (mĭn'ĭsō`tə), upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bordered by Lake Superior and Wisconsin (E), Iowa (S), South Dakota and North Dakota (W), and the Canadian provinces
 reached a compromise with the two largest state employee unions following a two-week strike by some 23,000 state workers. The state agreed to 3.5 percent pay increases for each of the next two years for members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), largest union of public employees in the United States. It began as a number of separate locals organized by a group of Wisconsin state employees in the early 1930s. , and 3 percent increases for members of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees The Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, or “MAPE” is a Minnesota-based labor union representing professional and technical workers employed by the state of Minnesota. . Improvements in the healthcare packages of both unions also were included in the deal. Although the state would not rule out the possibility of layoffs to pay for the increases, officials said they would leave it to the departments to determine how to cut their budgets. The strike, which began October 1, was the largest in state history and idled almost half of the state's employees. Managers took up some of the slack 1. (operating system) slack - Internal fragmentation. Space allocated to a disk file but not actually used to store useful information.
2. (jargon) slack
, while more than 1,000 members of the National Guard filled in at nursing homes, veterans homes, and security hospitals. (Source: The Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune

Daily newspaper published in Chicago. The Tribune is one of the leading U.S. newspapers and long has been the dominant voice of the Midwest. Founded in 1847, it was bought in 1855 by six partners, including Joseph Medill (1823–99), who made the paper
, Oct ober 15, 2001.)
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Publication:Government Finance Review
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2001
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