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    :: Saturday, October 22, 2005 ::

    Labor unions struggle with universities nationwide - By Angela Gray and Mark Remme, Minnesota Daily
    If someone is not a union member as a worker, there are many reasons the worker could be terminated and only a handful of reasons why the worker would not be terminated.

    "It's like if I was a Bears fan and decided to fire you because you liked the Vikings," Larson said.

    It's a funny paradox trying to get protected from termination by joining a union but being afraid to have employers see displays of support for unions, he said.

    "The irony makes the education work force so vulnerable," Larson said.

    Justin Freiberg, an economics alumnus of the University, said labor union membership has declined due to a loss of tradition.

    "The solidarity of unions from the 1950s is gone," he said.
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