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State dismisses U of M grad assistants' claim

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The state has rejected a claim by graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota who claimed the school interfered with their attempts to unionize.

The grad assistants and the United Auto Workers union filed a claim alleging the university tried to stifle talks about unionization and attempts to organize.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the Bureau of Mediation Services ruled there was no proof the university interfered with the vote to unionize. The grad assistants vote was 62 percent against a union and 38 percent for it. It's the fifth time the assistants have tried to join a union.

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