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Employees of JR Simplot Company take to the streets outside the company factory along Gateway Drive in protest of recent decreases in insurance, specifically medical, and an increase in number of hours they are expected to work consecutively in a day. (Luke Franke/Grand Forks Herald)

Simplot employees vote to strike at Grand Forks plant

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After a day-long union meeting, employees of J.R. Simplot went on strike, picketing outside the potato processing plant in Grand Forks at about 6 p.m. Monday.


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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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